There are no shortage of reasons why desktop virtualization technologies and solutions are increasingly becoming part of the enterprise IT landscape. Here’s a look at some of the key operational benefits for businesses:
Accessibility and Freedom
One great advantage that virtualized desktops deliver is increased access to information and applications in a greater array of scenarios on the part of business employees. This added accessibility is particularly valuable for professionals who spend much of their time outside the office and on the move.
The freedom to operate as if in a workplace and at a traditional desktop, while in fact being on the move and away from the office helps make individuals more effective and efficient in their work.
Reduced Capital Expenditure
Desktop virtualization and associated solutions from Dell also help businesses reduce upfront expenditure on new desktops, laptops and other technologies. Once a virtualized system is established, the applications and the business network can be accessed from any number and variety of devices, which do not need to be designated work machines acquired to serve that purpose.
Virtualization also opens up considerable operational flexibility with businesses finding that they can allow relevant third parties like contractors or enterprise partners to access their systems from their own devices. In the past, such collaborative potential would have required significant investment in new technologies and relevant hardware but with virtualization the costs are minimal.
Lost Laptops Do Not Equate to Data Breaches
There are thousands of laptop computers lost or stolen across the US alone on a monthly basis but with desktop virtualization this needn’t create a security panic for any enterprise. Cloud servers like those from Dell enable businesses to centralize their IT operations and protect data directly. This means that if an employee loses or has his or her laptop stolen then sensitive information is not at risk.
So even as a growing number of professionals are accessing enterprise data remotely and from their own devices, data security is becoming increasingly integrated and centralized in ways that deliver more robust and reliable protection. This in turn adds to the flexibility that businesses of all sizes can leverage with the help of virtualization and the support of the latest cloud server technologies.
Cloud computing is changing the way businesses work and the way IT departments operate. You can find out more about Dell’s range of hardware and cloud services by following the link to our homepage at dell.com.