We have seen a massive shift in enterprise work trends over the past thirty months or so. Remote work, or Work from Home (WFH), which used to be the exception, has now become the new normal.
According to a recent survey conducted by 451 Research on remote work trends, an overwhelming 80% of the surveyed enterprises have already implemented expanded Work from Home (WFH) policies across their workforce.
Another 67% of the surveyed organizations, still a considerably large number, expected these remote work policies to remain in force for the long term, or at least the foreseeable future. So, what has changed that remote work has become the new normal?
Well, this remote work scenario in vogue right now, across the globe, is proving mutually beneficial to both employers and employees. Employees are able to spend more time with their families, without impacting organizational productivity.
Organizations, on the other hand, have been able to boost their profitability, by reducing many overheads associated with a fully operational office premises. However, remote work or WFH does bring along a few challenges as well.
In this post, we will be discussing some of the most pronounced challenges associated with a remote work setting, and how Cloud Computing powered Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions bridge these challenges very effectively.
Device and Network Security
Unlike a pure office setting, where in-house IT has full control over the corporate network and employee devices, WFH is a completely different ballgame. Remote employees are often using their personal devices for work, over insecure public Wi-Fi connections.
In the case of DaaS however, the employee’s device is nothing more than a user interface for the employee. The Virtual Desktop (dinHVD), data, applications and workloads, all reside within the secure data centers of the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud.
Even if an employee’s personal device is compromised, lost or stolen, this does not pose any threat to enterprise data, or the operations. The access rights to enterprise data are centrally managed in the case of DaaS, and blocking access literally takes seconds.
Employee User Experience
Legacy remote work solutions were never designed to work at the sheer expanded scale we are witnessing right now. During peak hours of the day, almost your entire workforce would be accessing the DaaS infrastructure for executing their day to day tasks.
Dated solutions for supporting remote employees, like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are costly, complex and most importantly, not that secure anymore. With a quality DaaS solution like dinCloud Hosted Virtual Desktops (dinHVD), you overcome all these woes.
The cloud infrastructure of the DaaS provider is optimized for performance and delivery. Even if your entire workforce is working remotely, all at the same time, their user experience would be as seamless and lag free as if they were in the office.
In today’s work trends, a quality employee experience is an integral part of organizational productivity. The user experience of employees is also directly linked to their motivation level. DaaS delivers seamless employee experiences, without compromising over security.
IT teams can be overwhelmed when they are tasked with managing in-office employees. So much stuff is on their plates, like provisioning new devices for new hires, updating and patching existing devices and troubleshooting faulty physical devices.
With a quality DaaS solution like dinHVD, managing the DaaS infrastructure becomes a seamless affair for your IT team. At dinCloud, we offer dinManage, an intuitive and all-encompassing Cloud Orchestration Portal for all your management needs.
dinManage allows your in-house IT to manage provisioning, de-provisioning, application and rights assignment, scaling, visibility, monitoring and alerts, all through a single pane of glass. dinManage now comes with an integrated Marketplace as well, how about that!
With a distributed workforce, organizations struggle to manage visibility and regulatory compliance across so many different devices. In most cases, these devices are being used for both official and personal tasks, further exposing them to vulnerabilities.
The data centers of a quality DaaS provider like dinCloud comply with some of the best international standards for the security and privacy of enterprise data. By switching to a DaaS solution like dinHVD, your enterprise acquires the same compliance posture.
This approach to elevating your regulatory compliance posture, through a quality DaaS provider, gives your IT and compliance teams unrivaled peace of mind. Before you provision our DaaS solutions, one of our Cloud Solution Specialists can walk you through it all.
With DaaS, instead of downgrading your regulatory compliance posture, you are in fact elevating it, as all your enterprise data, workloads and processes are being take care of by the DaaS provider instead, how cool is that!
The flexibility, scalability and security offered by Desktop as a Service (DaaS) make it an ideal technology platform for a fully distributed workforce, even for the long term. The best part about DaaS is that you can easily transition back to the in-office routine as well.
Then, there is the hybrid workforce model, where employees work from both their homes and the office, interchangeably. Well, DaaS is equally up to the task for your hybrid workforce needs as well.
The last thing that remains to address on your part, as an enterprise is, choosing the right DaaS provider for your needs. Contact dinCloud, an ATSG company, and see for yourself why we are the best, and most customizable DaaS provider out there in the market.