Cheaper and easier VDI, perfect for SMBs
Businesses everywhere are having to do more with less. It’s just
the way it is. But running leaner, faster and being more competitive
means you’ve got to leverage new technologies. You want your employers
to work smarter and not harder.
With every part of CAPEX and OPEX under scrutiny, the traditional way
of doing things just doesn’t make sense any more. As I mentioned in an
earlier post the traditional model of employment and of housing staff
under the one roof is looking more than a little dated and indeed cost
prohibitive in our always on, always connected world.
This is nothing new for IT of course. Budgets here have been under
the microscope for so long now. But with reduced budgets, it’s often
difficult to exploit new technologies when a massive chunk of your
budget is being spent on the unavoidably manual and labour-intensive
I think this is why VDI presents such a viable alternative to how you manage desktops – how you contain the costs.
As the cost of managing a desktop is up to 10x the cost of acquiring
it, businesses can reduce the TCO for employee desktops with a virtualised desktop infrastructure.
Spending less time and money building, managing, patching, upgrading
and supporting PCs. You’ll even be able to look at your fleet of aging
XP desktops without groaning.
You see VDI also helps you reduce the resources you spend on
deploying and upgrading operating systems and desktop software. You can
also provide secure remote access to user desktops and applications
while keeping your confidential data safe and backed up.
The new generation VDI also combines traditional online technology
with integrated offline and remote branch capabilities. This means
whether you’re in an online or offline environment, you can perform the
same tasks as you could if you were in the office.
After all, isn’t it all about the work, not where you do the work from?
The good news is IBM’s VDIsolution can be deployed in your workplace in a matter of hours and you
can start to explore the benefits of easier, more cost effective
management of your desktops.