No matter the reason for working away from the office, as a business owner, leader or IT expert, you’ll want to know that your teams are working in the most effective and productive ways possible. We’ve all seen a lot of articles about how digital transformation goes hand in hand with more industrious working methods – less time wasted, better time used. However, we also know that changing the mindset of a whole workforce from traditional set-ups to more digital-friendly ones can cause friction and there will always be a lag in natural take-up unless encouraged or enforced.
But what if you need to make changes in the face of emergencies or to tackle unforeseen challenges? IT teams now need to safeguard the entire organisation’s productivity through homeworking tools, rather than focusing on the everyday continuity via backups and Disaster Recovery. The less structure there is in place, the harder it will be to ensure those necessary levels of productivity.
Under pressure
For many, the swift need for virtual access to desktops leads to unprecedented pressure – on you as a business leader, and your VPN. If you suddenly need a lot of your employees to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) sessions to access their internal desktop machine, your network will feel the strain, even with a VPN concentrator. Not to mention the data security and compliance risks that increase with this kind of connection.
An alternative is to adopt desktop virtualisation using desktop as a service (DaaS). DaaS is a key technology for increasing collaboration and boosting productivity, and something which can form the cornerstone of your workplace strategy – whether in or out of the office. By virtualising the workstation, staff get secure access to desktops, data and applications from any location or device.
This creates seamless experiences for the end-user and makes

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