Today’s workforce is rapidly changing, and with the development of virtual workspaces it has become increasingly convenient and relatively easy for people to work from anywhere. If your organization has not yet transitioned to using digital workspaces and is considering making the switch to a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) model, you are probably trying to measure the benefits and tradeoffs, and looking for answers to your concerns.
So let’s dive into some of the top concerns that come to mind for many organizations that are considering switching to a DaaS model.
It may seem daunting to transfer to a work-from-anywhere workforce from a security standpoint, but the reality is that employees work remotely all the time—and now more than ever. Yes, the thought of employees emailing work documents to themselves or printing their latest project and working on it from home is scary to think about in some industries, but it happens. So how does a digital workspace like DaaS minimize your security risks?
With DaaS, data once stored on end-user devices lives in a secure cloud data center. So, whether your employees are using their own electronic device or a company-issued laptop, you can have peace of mind knowing their data is being stored and backed up in a secure environment.
Additionally, DaaS provides multifactor authentication, which ensures that access to your company apps and information is secure in the event a device is lost or stolen. In fact, if that does happen—or if an employee’s device crashes—DaaS limits downtime for the employee as long as they have access to another electronic device on which they can pick up working right where they left off.
Many of your organization’s concerns about DaaS are probably related to compatibility. From compliance, apps and browsers to infrastructure and devices, you need to know that DaaS can run everything—and run on everything.
Compliance is a top concern for most companies, but there are DaaS providers capable of meeting the needs of even the most regulated industries. Of course, it is imperative that you do your due diligence and confirm that any DaaS provider you’re considering is equipped to meet the security needs of your organization and certified to handle your industry’s regulations. Create a list of all your security, regulatory and data storage requirements so you can go line-by-line and verify that your preferred DaaS provider can meet your organization’s needs before making the switch.
You will probably be pleasantly surprised to hear that there are DaaS providers capable of integrating just about any application or service, including files and identity services you use. The same is true for browsers, allowing both admins and users the ability to access their work without pesky plugins.
From smartphones and tablets to laptops and PCs, work can be accessed from anywhere that offers internet access. And there are DaaS providers that have made the process pretty turnkey, allowing you to scale globally on any infrastructure, and even to pay as you go.
Ready to take a deep dive and evaluate all your end-user computing needs, and determine if DaaS is right for you?
Sirius experts often assist with a variety of challenges around end-user computing (EUC). From enabling users to access their applications from anywhere, to building EUC solutions that meet security and compliance requirements or optimizing EUC performance, Sirius EUC is focused on delivering outcomes that enable the best possible user experience while optimizing operational activities. Sirius partners closely with market leaders to create solutions that address the modern demands of a mobile workforce, meet organizational security requirements, and enable digital transformation.
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