Cloud client computing offers DVS that enable organisations to provide any user with access to any application from any device

The Indian workforce is starting to get technically savvy; now, expects have access to their corporate resources at their fingertips.

Cloud client computing enables the realisation of these expectations by delivering a streamlined user experience with greater security. With the help of cloud client computing, businesses can embrace mobile workforce trends such as remote workspaces, thin and zero clients and even BYOD solutions. Cloud client computing offers a full breadth of desktop virtualisation solutions (DVS) that enable organisations to provide any user with access to any application from any device, securely and efficiently. DVS includes all of the technology components required for successful virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation from the data centre to the desktop, as well as device management services from the cloud. With cloud client computing, organisations can securely deliver applications and content from the cloud using robust, reliable, and scalable solutions comprising servers, storage, networking components, services and end points. This brings us to the benefits that comprehensive DVS deployment has to offer.

Security

All user data is stored centrally in secured data centres with no sensitive data residing on the end user device. Thus, the risk of corporate information falling into the wrong hands is drastically reduced. Additionally, given that the corporate data is presented in a sandboxed environment, which can be separated from end user devices, viruses and malware on non-corporate devices cannot be transferred to the corporate network, thus resolving one of the greatest concerns that organisations have in implementing mobile workforce trends.

Regulatory compliance

Compliance is the key issue for any company in any vertical, whether it is banking, IT, finance, hospitality, healthcare. A solution offering that can adhere to any and all compliance regulations also makes implementation simple and end user adoption smoother for the organisation. Cloud client computing enables businesses to streamline management of compliance requirements.

Productive work style choice

In order for companies to gain a competitive edge, it is becoming increasingly important for them to mobilise their workforce to optimise productivity. Cloud client computing compliments work style choices such as BYOD wherein employees get secure access to a full corporate desktop wherever they are, enabling them to do their jobs in any location, from any device. This can also help organisations retain the best talent, enable them to operate work shifting schemes, and measure by results rather than attendance.

Manageability

IT departments can more effectively manage the deployment of operating systems, user profiles and application environments with centrally hosted virtual desktops. All changes to the corporate application infrastructure can be made on a central server farm and deployed to the user, regardless of location.

Flexibility

Desktop virtualisation offers the user a great deal of flexibility in the types of end user devices used, thanks to the brokers being used on tablets, handheld devices, laptops and cloud clients. This increased flexibility does not compromise usability. In fact, users can expect virtual desktops to deliver the same experience that they are accustomed to with traditional desktops.

(The author is India, Country Manager, Dell Wyse.)