As we approach 2024, the potential for growth and innovation in the tech industry is immense. At Stratodesk, we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for both our company and our partners. In this blog, we will share our predictions for the coming year and beyond, highlighting key trends and challenges that businesses should be prepared for.
Simplified Devices and Environments
In the coming year, we anticipate a growing number of companies gravitating towards modern cloud-based applications. This shift will drive the need for simplified devices and environments. We foresee the rise of lightweight operating systems and the demand for browsers, whether enterprise or not, capable of running on devices like Raspberry Pi. It is worth noting the increasing importance of browser use in this context.
Remote Work is Here to Stay
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work, and it is clear that this trend is here to stay. Regardless of any instances of Return to Office (RTO) mandates that may have been widely reported, hybrid work models and work-from-home arrangements will continue to be prevalent. It is crucial for businesses to adapt to this new reality and ensure that their infrastructure and processes support remote collaboration effectively.
Prepare for the Next Era
As we look beyond 2024, it is essential to anticipate the future beyond Windows 10. The technology landscape is constantly evolving, and businesses must stay ahead of the curve. By embracing emerging technologies and platforms, organizations can position themselves for success in the next era of computing.
Navigating the Complex EUC Landscape
The End-User Computing (EUC) landscape is becoming increasingly complex as organizations mix browser-only workstations with browser and local app endpoints, as well as VDI endpoints. This mix includes a variety of device ownership scenarios, including company-owned, BYOD, and contractor-owned and managed devices. In this context, Stratodesk’s NoTouch solution can play a crucial role in facilitating the transition from Windows to the web, ensuring EUC efficiency and security.
Embracing the Shift to Cloud and SaaS Providers
Attempting to reverse time in terms of RTO and IT standardization is a futile endeavor. The traditional corporate PC is no longer a necessity, as businesses increasingly turn to consolidated cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers for their computing needs. While this shift may come with unexpected costs, it is essential for organizations to recognize the value and benefits that cloud and SaaS solutions bring. However, this transition also poses challenges, such as ensuring security and managing costs effectively.
As we look towards the future, it is crucial for businesses to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. By staying ahead of emerging trends, adopting innovative solutions like Stratodesk’s NoTouch, and embracing the shift towards cloud and SaaS providers, organizations can position themselves for success in the ever-evolving tech landscape. Let us navigate this journey together and unlock the full potential of the digital era.