Desktop Virtualization and Citrix Remote Access
The workplace as we know it has changed. An annual survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management found that the number of companies offering telecommuting is growing faster than any other benefit, according to the New York Times. In fact, telecommuting has risen by 79 percent between 2005 and 2012 and includes about 3.2 million workers. So what does this mean?
First off, it means that employees are often working from many different locations and need remote access to their desktops. However, companies are rightfully concerned about security and compliance. Desktop virtualization, however, solves many of these challenges.
Remote Access Solutions
Through desktop virtualization, employees can access desktops from anywhere, regardless of the network they use, while maintaining security and compliance. Take, for example, Citrix – a leader in desktop virtualization that offers an array of technologies that deliver secure and remote access to not just desktops, but applications as well.
The solution is transparent enough for daily use, and it basically allows employees to access corporate resources in a familiar way. As a result, commonly used applications and operating systems, such as Windows®, the Web, SaaS (software-as-a-service) programs and other resources can be delivered, allowing employees access to the tools they need while working from any location.
Remote Access to Meet Evolving Needs
Working remotely will only continue to evolve in the future, as employees begin to collaborate and work in locations outside the traditional four walls of the business. A company’s ability to offer employees the tools that they need to access the desktop virtually and securely will be critical to providing a productive and safe environment in which to operate.