The past thirty months have been all about constant change and evolution. Enterprises have consistently been oscillating between remote and hybrid work scenarios. Now, we are gradually moving towards normalization, at least in the bigger picture.
When it comes to enterprise workforce trends though, things are not that simple. The recent mass scale remote work has challenged, and transformed many concepts related to enterprise workloads and employee productivity.
During the full-on remote work in vogue for the high intensity period of the Covid-19 pandemic, employee productivity not only remained the same, but also improved in some cases. So, the consensus view is that a full scale return to the office is unlikely, for now.
Instead, most enterprises will opt for a hybrid workforce model, which will be a mix of working from home and the office, albeit off and on. In that case, enterprises will need a flexible and versatile productivity platform that simultaneously caters to both scenarios.
The Answer – Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
When it comes to the available options for a sound hybrid work model, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a no-brainer. In the case of DaaS, your workforce will have seamless access to Cloud Desktops, hosted out of a Cloud Service Provider’s (CSP) datacenter(s).
This Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop is readily and seamlessly accessible to your employees, regardless of whether they are working from home, the office, or any other location with decent internet connectivity.
In this post, we will discuss the factors that make Desktop as a Service (DaaS) the most suitable platform for a hybrid workforce.
Uniform Work Environment
Any employee going through hybrid work will find constantly switching devices both challenging and un-nerving. With a quality DaaS solution like dinCloud Hosted Virtual Desktops (dinHVD), your employees are treated to a uniform work environment.
Whether an employee accesses the Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop from a personal, official or any other device, the work environment will be uniform after each successful login. This means employees will no longer have to adjust between devices, and waste their time.
Maintenance and Upgrades
In the case of a hybrid workforce, employees and their devices will be on different geographical locations. This can make the maintenance and upgrading of traditional IT hardware extremely challenging.
With a quality DaaS solution like dinHVD, most of the maintenance and upgrading of your cloud desktops is performed by the Cloud Service Provider (CSP). This eliminates the need for having a large in-house IT team.
Secondly, all the maintenance and upgrading of the DaaS environment takes place at the Cloud Service Provider’s (CSP) end, eliminating the need for moving physical employee devices to and fro.
Seamless Employee Productivity
A good DaaS solution is purpose built for seamless employee productivity. With DaaS, your workforce has easy access to all the organizational resources, data and tools that enable employees to be fully productive.
That is not all, employees have seamless access to productivity resources from the login / endpoint device of their choice. This in turn increases the useful life of your otherwise aging IT hardware, as the DaaS provider’s resources are used instead.
Multi OS Support
When we talk of employee devices, there is no restriction on the type of device, or the Operating System (OS) it runs on. For instance, dinHVDs run on all major device platforms, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC alike.
This versatility of DaaS also extends to multiple Operating Systems (OS). Any top notch DaaS solution like dinCloud Hosted Virtual Desktop supports Windows, Linux, Android, Mac OS and iOS alike. This gives un-rivaled choice to employees when it comes to their devices.
Support for Large App Ecosystem
As desktops are rapidly moving to the Cloud, it is quite logical for enterprise applications to follow suit. This in turn is leading towards the development of a large application ecosystem, in order to supplement the functionality of cloud desktops.
Now, there is a well-developed ecosystem for enterprise applications that are compatible with Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops. These apps can really streamline enterprise workloads, in unison with Desktop as a Service (DaaS).
Based on the above factors, it is quite evident that Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a Cloud Computing solution that really streamlines hybrid work. It not only allows the deploying enterprises maximum flexibility, but also results in a multitude of cost savings.
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