89% of businesses have either adopted digital business strategies or plan to, According to an IDG study. With the majority of companies looking to and relying on digital technology to perform everyday tasks, it is fair to say that we have entered into a “post-digital” era, or a time where digital is not something businesses are moving towards but is the de-facto way business is done.
VDI is the solution in this Digital Era for Businesses
So this begs the question, what technology are businesses using to affect this change towards a post-digital era? One technology that has been instrumental in driving this change is VDI or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
But What is VDI?
One thing for sure is when you enter the world of technology, terms get thrown around in a dizzying array that can leave your head spinning. But we will attempt to explain some of the words behind many of the latest technology that your business should consider in the move towards becoming a post-digital era business.
According to Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is defined as “the process of running a user desktop inside a virtual machine that lives on a server in the datacenter. It’s a powerful form of desktop virtualization because it enables fully personalized desktops for each user with all the security and simplicity of centralized management.”
Transfer Files from one place to another with Ease using VDI
In other words, VDI moves the applications and files you would typically store on the hard drive of your computer to a server in a data center, regardless of if that data center is housed within your business walls or elsewhere.
Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
VDI provides businesses significant benefits. Businesses can streamline costs and IT desktop management while giving companies the ability to access their desktop at any time, from anywhere and from any device.
List of Top 5 Benefits of using VDI
With intuitive graphical user interfaces, IT can provision, modify, or de-provision new desktops easily. All of the data is stored centrally and with an active-directory, allowing the IT team to control who has access and to what areas of the workspace instantly.
The subscription nature of cloud-based communications provides businesses increased agility and flexibility. New users can be added or removed through a few clicks of the mouse, and users can bring any device they wish to do the required tasks. Physical location becomes irrelevant when you are talking about accessing the user’s needed applications and files.
Regardless of the device, employees will be able to access their work product from wherever they are. Tablet, mobile phone, laptop, Apple, Windows, or Android become irrelevant as all a user needs is a device and an internet connection.
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Often, the first thing that is mentioned when it comes to cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure solutions is the cost savings, but it is true. Utilizing the solution saves wear and tear on your physical hardware, extending the life of your existing endpoints. As it is easy to scale up or down, it can also save you money in operating expenses by enabling your business to only pay for the number of desktops that are actually in use.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is Enabling the Post-Digital Era
Trends change in the blink of an eye. Consumer needs change just as fast. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure enables your business to pivot on a dime to meet the quickly changing needs. Start today with dinCloud’s best-in-class Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.