Citrix Virtual Desktops – easily enable remote access

Desktop virtualisation (also known as Desktop-as-a-Service), makes your desktops more flexible, easier to use, easier to manage, and easier to secure. It also lowers your IT costs. Desktop virtualisation separates your desktop from the physical hardware, which enables your users to access their virtual desktop from anywhere, and on any device, delivering benefits such as:

  • The ability to easily access your desktop on any device
  • Easily being able to access your desktop remotely
  • Being able to manage everything centrally, instead of manually updating devices individually
  • Security for all apps and data on your virtual desktop hosted in the cloud and ready for action, at any time.

If you are on a journey to the cloud, desktop virtualisation is a big win. It brings all of the benefits of the cloud to your users. Here are 5 benefits of the Citrix desktop virtualisation solution, Citrix Virtual Desktops.

You make security more scalable

  • Updates are the foundation of the most stringent security strategies. One of the advantages of the cloud is that as soon as a vulnerability is detected, you receive the latest patches and fixes, delivered automatically.
  • With Virtual Desktops, you get quick updates to protect your desktops from new threats. However, you will not need to update each desktop individually, as updates are managed centrally.
  • Virtual Desktops simplifies security through back-ups. If someone loses their laptop, you can quickly get that user back up and running with precisely the same desktop set-up, but on a new device.

You lower your costs

  • Maintaining distributed desktops is very expensive. There is also a massive opportunity cost when your staff are stuck on outdated PCs, but you cannot afford to get them an upgrade.
  • There is also the cost of migrating to a new operating system (OS). The average cost of a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 was £663, and the move to Windows 10 is going to cost even more.
  • Virtual Desktops drastically reduces the time and cost of migrations because it lets you roll out the new OS centrally. You get more control, and your users get the new OS faster than they would have the old way.
  • Savings depend on your organisation. But some organisations have reported savings as high as 70 per cent by switching to desktop virtualisation.

You make remote access and mobility a lot easier

  • Remote working is part of everyday working life now. People need more mobile ways to work. Even if they are not always remote, they need access to their desktops wherever they are, whenever they need it.
  • Virtual Desktops enables access to desktops – with all individual user settings, preferences, files – on any device.
  • You can deliver real-time access to 3D professional graphics apps used by designers and engineers, on any device.

It eases the burden on IT

  • Virtual Desktops makes your organisation more secure and your users more mobile.
  • You do not have to manage migrations one desktop at a time, and you do not have to worry about migrations. Incremental Group can manage this without interrupting your users.
  • You can apply updates and patch security issues centrally, again without the hassle of updating one machine at a time.
  • In terms of compliance, your desktops will be hosted in environments in strict compliance with the highest regulatory standards.

You get all the support you need

When you choose Virtual Desktops, you get two kinds of support:

  • Not only is Virtual Apps Desktops easy to use and understand, but it also gives you peace of mind that your organisation is more secure and your users are more mobile.
  • You get all the support you need from Incremental Group. We will help you to get started and be there when you need us to tackle issues.

Your team needs the freedom to work effectively, no matter their location. To enable this, they need to be able to access their files, apps, and desktops wherever they are. Virtual Desktops gives them that freedom. It gives you an easier way to manage complexity and continuously improve the security of your organisation — all for a lower, predictable cost.

If you are already on your journey to the cloud, or if you would like to move to the cloud, this is an excellent opportunity to free yourself from unnecessary IT administration.

Read our guide on 5 reasons organisations love virtual desktops.

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