By Mike Godfrey, VP, Engineering
JUNE 22, 2020 — The ‘Anything as a Service’ model has made the financial barrier to new technology virtually non-existent. With these service models, any organization can invest in new technology with the option of “turning it off” at any time; no additional charges accrued from that point on. This is particularly true as it relates to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
VDI is the underpinning of the employee work experience, and VDI is the enabler that makes it happen. In fact, one of the biggest contributions to employee engagement is the ease by which employees can access information required to complete their work.
The truth is, more engaged employees are much more productive than their less engaged colleagues; they provide a larger contribution to the success of an organization. With easy and secure access to the data and insights they need to complete their jobs — anytime, from anywhere — employees experience a sense of empowerment, which enhances their overall work experience. Research has shown that more engaged employees are more innovative and self-starting than their less engaged counterparts. In this global environment where more organizations are instituting work-from-home policies, a workforce comprised of self-starters is crucial for the viability and success of a company.
Focus has been providing VDI solutions for customers for many years. Over the past few years, we have seen a rising trend towards the cloud operating models, as the barrier to entry is drastically lower than purchasing new hardware and licensing dedicated to your VDI environment.