Organizations everywhere are dealing with the pros and cons of remote work. While remote work can be beneficial to any organization, it also creates challenges. How can IT properly secure and maintain work and personal devices regardless of where they are in the world? To solve this challenge, many organizations have turned to a combination of Stratodesk software and remote work friendly VDI technology.
Why is VDI Perfect for Remote Workers?
In order to understand why VDI is perfect for managing remote workers, first we must understand what challenges remote work presents. These challenges include:
- Managing software licensing
- Ensuring security
- Enabling support
Without VDI, it is difficult to keep software licenses on devices current and up-to-date. Security is also a major problem. How can you allow secure access to your corporate network without exposing critical data? What’s more, when people work from home, they often use personal devices. There’s no way to make sure these devices meet security guidelines and policies. Lastly, IT struggles to enable effective work from home scenarios. Diagnosing remote work technical issues can quickly drive up costs and wasted IT hours.
VDI and Remote Work
With VDI, however, IT can streamline security, IT support, and house all software licenses within their own data center or the cloud. Security is also extended. With VDI, workers access a Virtual Desktop preconfigured by IT, eliminating many security concerns. However, the equation is not yet complete. Organizations still need an effective way to manage endpoint devices and add a critical security layer.
Stratodesk Software and Remote Work
With Stratodesk software, organizations can easily manage their entire endpoint environment – no advanced Linux knowledge or scripting skills required. What is more, Stratodesk software deploys easily onto thousands of endpoints bare metal, transforming them into Linux based Thin Clients with NoTouch OS. This eliminates malware/antivirus contracts and unnecessary manual device updates.
Today, enterprises and organizations around the world are using Stratodesk software to manage their diverse fleet of endpoints. Everywhere from government entities in France to businesses closer to home in America are taking advantage of Stratodesk software to power their remote endpoint use cases.
Bring Your Own Device and Stratodesk
Also increasingly common – workers demand software solutions that work with their personal devices. Referred to as BYOD or bring your own device, workers today expect to both work from home on personal devices as well as to bring them into the workplace. This means that IT must meet demands put not only on company owned machines, but any personal device that might be added to their network.
Stratodesk software enables BYOD via an easy to use USB functionality. Simply boot Stratodesk software from a USB medium, and your employees can access their Virtual Apps and Desktops as easily as if they were on premises. When booted from a USB, no underlying operating system will be damaged.
The Future of Work is Remote
IT everywhere now needs a solution that is flexible yet powerful enough to enable remote work. As technology continues to advance, and work trends continue to grow, it will become essential for the success of organizations that they have a robust way to enable work to get done.