As IT administrators and chief information officers, you face a particular challenge: facilitate the ability for your agency to work remotely, while reducing costs, protecting your data and assuring compliance. Your employees need flexibility in the way they work, as well as the ability to connect to resources anywhere, anytime.
Thanks to advances in technology, today you have an unprecedented opportunity to change the way your agency operates. IT leaders are exploring the potential of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to reduce costs and simplify desktop management. VDI provides remote access to desktops, data and applications hosted in the data center, enabling users to work from different devices, from a computer, tablet or even smartphone. This means that you can access information and applications from any location. VDI also gives IT administrators the power to centralize desktop management and more efficiently adapt to workforce changes like mobility, telework and bring-your-own-device (BYOD).
“If we look at the government workforce of the future, it’s got to be more agile and mobile,” said Jeremy Savoy, Product Manager of Server Solutions, ViON Corporation, in an interview with GovLoop. “At the end of the day, VDI is really that first cornerstone leading into a truly mobile workforce, and it’s an enabler to transition to a much more agile workforce.”
Prior to advances in virtualization technologies, IT administrators could not meet the flexibility that your work requires. But today, by taking data and applications off your devices and hosting them in a data center, your agency’s IT department can now provide a flexible and secure work environment, and reduce both capital and operational expenditures. Read our report to learn more.