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In case you didn’t have time to keep up with this week’s virtual desktop headlines, here are a few of our favorites for the week of May 8, 2017.
For anyone new to virtual desktops or needing a little refresher, this post on ZDNet is a nice overview of where and why virtual desktops started and where they’re going. It also covers the prime use cases for desktop virtualization, with a special look at how this technology helps companies keep up with today’s business needs (like supporting BYOD).
If you read all the way to the bottom you’ll see that the article notes briefly the advanced capabilities of today’s VDI – like supporting high definition video and being able to work with large files and file types that were difficult to support in the past.
“In any “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) environment, it is altogether possible for users to receive corporate data on their mobile device and then forward it to unauthorized individuals using their personal email or other communication app. Since this renders all security measures useless, it is perhaps the greatest security concern companies considering BYOD face. When the application using the data is running in the data center and the mobile user is connected via VDI, the data may be seen by the user, but it is never actually resident on their device. The user cannot forward the data, nor can any cybercriminal access the data.”
Being able to measure return on investment (ROI) is an important part of measuring the success and value of a program or new solution. But to understand the true ROI of an initiative, it’s important to look at a wide range of quantities and qualitative factors. That’s the main argument of this article on TechTarget.
While desktop as a service (DaaS) certainly has some monetary upsides (not needing to install, maintain and eventually replace infrastructure and being able to move away from desktop hardware management), on its face, adopting virtual desktops doesn’t always have a clear cost benefit. However, when you factor in the peripheral benefits, the ROI is much richer and extenders far down the business roadmap.
“EUC helps companies remain competitive by better enabling their employees. But employee enablement isn’t a quantifiable benefit, so EUC technology ROI is less tangible. Returns come in the form of productivity, employee satisfaction, reduced burden on IT staff, data security and more. Financially, businesses can see ROI by simply spending less on technology than they did before implementing EUC tools, not necessarily profiting from its deployment, Mathews said.”
Ensuring high performance and accessibility is a top priority for Dizzion’s fully managed DaaS solution. To help us achieve that mission, we’ve selected Goliath’s Logon Simulator to help us proactively test and confirm desktop and virtual application availability before end users encounter an issue.
“From one console, Goliath Technologies’ software correlates VDI delivery infrastructure with end user experience so that trending performance issues can be detected before end users are impacted. In addition, there is specific functionality for service providers including native multi-tenancy, role-based security, and grouping based on geography, application, infrastructure, or functional responsibility. The ability to anticipate issues before they happen is essential to lowering support tickets.”