There are many ways as to how VDI benefits a remote company. VDI means virtual desktop infrastructure, and this is the process and/or software capability that enables workers to have access to and to use all their apps and their documents, without having to rely on the hardware or device that stores them. Think of your laptop right now, and all the apps, files, folders, and data that you have stored in it. Many computer users still think of the hardware and the software as bundled inseparably into one. They think that to use their virtual working space, they need that specific laptop on which everything is stored. That kind of working arrangement and mindset that supports it are now things of the past. A VDI makes that same virtual landscape available and functioning in any device that you would want to use it in, such as your smartphone, tablet, or even another laptop.
If you decide to work while mobile, and you can’t bring your probably heavy laptop at all times, a VDI can allow you to access everything in that laptop, and how it is organized and arranged, in your other devices. VDI makes it that simple by giving you a virtual desktop. That’s just one of the many VDI benefits that you as a business owner can enjoy.
The many VDI benefits for any organization are tremendous, impacting cost, productivity, and efficiency on significant levels. But a remote company that uses remote workers to deliver projects to clients will find its VDI technology almost indispensable.
First, a VDI connects many desktops and laptops from a variety of locations. Remote workers do connect through tools like Skype, chat groups, and other project management software. But among the many VDI benefits is making the process simpler and more cost-effective. A paid subscription to any of those apps would no longer be necessary. The team can have access to each other’s files — with their permission, of course — and real-time without having to go through a series of tasks which can consume a lot of time. For example, messaging or emailing each other about the status of a certain project, or checking through various parts of a project management software just to be on the same page can slow the entire process down.
Second, one of the many VDI benefits to a remote company is that it enforces security in all platforms. Remote workers use their own devices, and the level of security in each varies. One team member may know more about online security protocols than the others who may be less careful. VDI places all these remote workers who collaborate all the time on the same level by providing them the same app, connecting them, and then monitoring the devices should there be the risk of a breach. The manager of the remote company does not have to worry about the vulnerability or strength of each and every device that the members of his remote team use.
Third, VDI benefits include the reduction of time and effort in resolving technical issues. The technical or project manager in charge of the VDI can be faster in providing technical support in cases of emergencies or equipment breakdown. He no longer has to act as a help desk manager and lose precious time in asking the remote worker involved what the problem is. Through the VDI, he can access the damaged device, determine the problem, and create and apply the necessary solution. He is familiar with the process and aspects of the technical infrastructure such as the apps and operating system used, and know how to go through them and fix them.
While VDI and the VDI computer are fast becoming a norm in many remote companies, not all of them know how to maximize its potential. HOPLA has a thorough, in-depth knowledge and experience in implementing VDI benefits for remote teams and their customers. Call us for more information.