As work-from-home became the norm around the globe over the past year, there has been a paradigm shift from traditional workplace environments to working remotely. End-user computing (EUC)—powered by technologies such as virtualization, mobile computing and cloud computing—has played a major role in this shift. Below are three key trends in end-user computing (EUC) that are changing the face of the workforce.
1. Cloud-hosted desktops
One of the biggest trends in end-user computing EUC that impacted infrastructure and operations in 2021 was cloud-hosted desktops. This technology has enabled organizations to adapt to constant changes in their IT landscapes by allowing employees to access their desktops and apps from any endpoint device or platform while still adhering to the organization’s platform requirements. Desktop virtualization isn’t a new concept, but the implementation of cloud-hosted desktops is continuing to accelerate. Orbis Research forecasts that the strong momentum of cloud VDI is expected to continue until at least 2025.
2. Modern device management
Work-from-home scenarios created new challenges for many companies, including lack of visibility and endpoint management. In an increasingly remote-business world, IT struggles to maintain visibility into device endpoints. For example, when an employee does not connect to a VPN, IT cannot ensure that important security updates are installed. With the increased demand for cloud-based desktops and other devices outside the corporate firewall, IT teams should look toward modernizing manageability using tools that support remote diagnosis and repair, updating operating systems, deploying patches, and improving device health. This will significantly free up IT resources and allow them to focus on more strategic areas, enabling greater agility.
3. Remote work is now mainstream
Telecommuting and remote work were options for employees even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 forced many organizations to quickly switch to remote work. Gartner’s report shows that 48% of workers will likely work remotely (at least in part) after COVID-19, compared to 30% before the pandemic. Today, many organizations are adopting appropriate IT infrastructure that can help them provide remote working capabilities to their employees. With no solution in sight for the current crisis, remote working will be a reality for the foreseeable future.
Paving the path onward with EUC Trends
Now that remote work is here to stay for some time, the Sirius Managed Services team can ensure that you have a long-term strategy for implementing digital workspace solutions for your workforce. Regardless of how developed your remote work strategy is, Sirius provides services to collect data and provide a thorough evaluation to make sure you are on the right track.
Whether your organization is moving toward a fully remote workforce or a hybrid scenario, talk with your Sirius representative or contact us to begin developing a roadmap for people-centric solutions aimed to enhance your users’ experience, meet organizational security, and enable digital transformation.