Some Common Business Problems That VDI Can Solve
You may have heard about virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and you’re wondering how it works and whether your company needs it. VDI has the potential to positively affect every part of your business – from coordinating the duties of your employees to improving customer relations. It comes as no surprise that many companies – both big and small – are opting for VDI.
According to a report by Allied Market Research, the value of the market for VDI will climb to about $10,154 million by 2023. Small and medium-sized companies are expected to drive this growth. If you are still on the fence about this technology, then this article was created for you. We’ll look at some common problems in the workplace that VDI can solve.
But before that, I must give you an overview of VDI technology. Typically, companies have different devices which employees use. These devices may be linked to the same network, and workers send information to one another via network sharing, email, and even the cloud.
With VDI, it is entirely different. Yes, your employees would continue using different devices, but with shared resources. Let me explain. At the heart of any VDI network is the data center which contains a powerful computer. Now, you install the VDI app on this computer, and it creates a virtual desktop which your employees can access on any device. But this is not just an image of a desktop. It also gives them access to the hard drive and processing capacity of the device in your data center. Essentially, everyone in your organization would be using the same computer. One of the key advantages of VDI is that your employees can access the network anywhere and anytime.
Common business problems that VDI can solve
1. Security: VDI is the ultimate security solution for any organization. We live in a world where we have to deal with a perpetual threat of getting hacked. With the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, the chances of this are even higher. Not to mention instances when companies hire outside contractors to handle specific tasks. There seems to always be a window that hackers can capitalize on to access your confidential files. However, with VDI, you never have to worry about that.
First off, when your workers are using your VDI platform, no document is stored on their devices. Also, their connection to the VDI network is encrypted at all times. So, even if your worker is browsing on an unsecured network, you have nothing to worry about. At FileCloud, we encrypt your data while at rest and in-transit. We also have an inbuilt ransomware scanner, and you can integrate FileCloud with your antivirus. Since VDI eliminates security threats, you can save money by encouraging the BYOD culture.
2. Flexibility: Flexibility in the workplace can refer to different things. However, in this scenario, we’re referring to the flexibility of allowing your employees to work from anywhere and use any device. As much as we would love to, we can’t control the weather. And it often happens that employees may be unable to reach work on some days due to bad weather or even a personal emergency. Under normal circumstances, this may affect your overall productivity. However, with VDI, your employees can log into their work station from anywhere and complete their tasks as though they were present at the office.
VDI also allows your workers to switch to any device and continue their work without any issues. This is particularly useful in fields like construction. Instead of having your engineers walking around with sheets of papers to access vital information and take notes, they can sign in to your VDI platform on mobile devices like a phone or tablet and use it instead. Not only does this save time, but it also improves efficiency.
3. Record Keeping: It can be a challenge to keep track of the activities of your employees and maintain corporate data. This job can be so complicated that you may have to hire one or two people to focus on it. Record keeping is vital in many fields like finance. State-owned companies are also required to have a record of their data. Instead of having to scramble around at the end of each month to gather files, opt for VDI. Since everyone’s data is saved on the same hard drive in a VDI network, it is much easier to dig up any file that you may need. FileCloud allows you to add metadata to each file, so searching for them is faster.
4. Collaboration: It is not easy to get people working together smoothly like the cogs in a machine. Not only is communication an issue, but workers also have to continually send files between one another. If you have tried sending large files over email or the cloud, you know it can sometimes be a pain to upload them.
VDI solves all these problems and promotes seamless collaboration. There is no limit to the size of the files you can upload on FileCloud. Our platform also allows your workers to leave comments on files and have conversations with their colleagues about the work at hand. That’s not all; we provide an activity stream so each user can see who has accessed a particular file and the changes made. There’s also the option to receive a notification when changes are made to a file. As a result of the features mentioned above and more, FileCloud guarantees smooth collaboration in your workplace.
Shifting to VDI can completely change how things work in your organization for the better. It will not only allow you to save time but also save money and boost your security. Whether you are a small or large company, there are so many ways that VDI can benefit you.
Don’t believe the myth that VDI is expensive. That is archaic wisdom. Today, it is possible to shift to VDI without spending a lot of money. For only $10 per month for each user, you can have a VDI network up and running with FileCloud – and you do not even have to set up a server or data center to host your files. If you choose to use your server, the rate is as low as $4.20 per user monthly. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Author : Rahul Sharma