The pandemic shifted the entire world to the remote working culture to maintain work productivity in such unfortunate times. This boosted the use of digital workspaces so that workers can access business-critical applications and data to work productively from remote locations. These workers, or end-users, expect seamless and efficient digital experiences so that their productivity doesn’t get tampered with and they spend minimum time troubleshoot problems.
Leveraging managed services and IaaS can enable organizations to provide the best end-user computing solutions for their employees to ensure optimum productivity and efficiency. Workplace productivity depends on several factors like mobility, collaboration, computing capabilities, and support. To ensure the availability of these factors in the form of high-quality solutions and seamless end-user experiences, organizations need to invest in transforming their end-user computing solutions, which can be effectively done and managed by managed service providers.
In this article, we have outlined a few strategies and ways that organizations can leverage IaaS through managed services to redefine their end-user computing solutions.
- Business Centric Strategy
The first step that IT leaders can take towards redefining end-user computing for their organization is aligning themselves with the business objectives and requirements. It is important for IT leaders to participate in business-centric strategy planning and focusing on what employees really want.
Leveraging managed IaaS can help IT, leaders, to formulate a well-structured business-centric strategy for end-user technology. It will help IT, leaders, to formulate strong strategies with clear boundaries while taking demands like BYOD and work culture flexibility into account. It will also reduce the workload of IT teams significantly as they will receive ample support, solution reviews, and security measures.
- VDI and DaaS
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) enables virtualized desktops and apps to run on centralized servers. Its aim is to simplify IT operations and management primarily by eliminating the exigency to individually roll out apps to multiple desktops while providing continuous support. With VDI, the applications can be conveniently delivered to the end-users across the network.
A Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution establishes the virtual desktop system’s platform functions and underlying infrastructure within a cloud-hosted environment. Organizations leveraging managed services for VDI and DaaS can redefine their end-user computing easily by receiving the benefits of desktop virtualization without bearing the costs of in-house virtual desktop setup infrastructure commitments. They can improve their disaster recovery, boost business continuity, provide flexibility to the end-user and enhance their security measures by paying a subscription fee and avoiding all exorbitant costs that come with an in-house setup.
- Improved Communication Strategy
Redefining end-user computing to establish enhanced digital workspaces won’t work well unless leaders ensure top-notch communication strategies for their workers. Reliable and unanimously accepted communication technologies that also help workers to access their apps and data irrespective of their device are essential to ensure that all steps being taken to develop the digital workspace are successful. Leveraging IaaS enables organizations to ensure that all their requirements to establish a successful digital workspace are being fulfilled.
End-user computing solutions can enable organizations to free up their IT teams for innovative projects by leveraging automation to enhance efficiency. Organizations can automate repeatable processes to achieve optimum efficiency and eliminate redundant work processes.
Leveraging managed services for automation is one of the best ways to ensure the successful automation of processes.
- Agility & Flexibility
It is important to focus on providing flexibility to your employees while keeping agility in mind. Change is essential to stay at the top of your business, especially in today’s world where the technological landscape is changing speedily.
By consulting with your managed services partner to leverage solutions that don’t strain your budget and your employees find easy to use will bring about a massive increase in efficiency and productivity.
Every organization wants a digital workspace that delivers a personalized experience by allowing employees to work securely from the devices and locations of their choice. The flexibility to gain easy access to tools, data, systems, and content required for efficient working from any device and any location is what sets a good digital workspace apart from the rest of the crowd. To do so, hybrid end-user computing solutions are essential.
However, leveraging all these strategies together is a highly complex task that requires expert guidance for successful implementation. If not done properly, each strategy can impose a significant set of challenges on leaders. By leveraging IaaS through managed services, organizations can easily tackle the challenges of these strategies at a reasonable cost.
Hybrid end-user computing solutions are the future. While several EUC solutions have been assisting businesses to stay afloat during the pandemic, the consequential shift to the work from home culture requires a significant transformation of end-user computing in today’s ever-changing world.