Less sleepless nights with VDI?
As with most new technologies, big business has been quicker than the mid tier to tap into and explore the benefits of a virtual desktop infrastructure. When seeking a business model to help reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies, enhance security and allow for scale up and down, VDI has delivered a strong business case for the enterprise and one that’s been difficult to ignore.
However, up until recently, the cost and implied complexity of setting up VDI has represented a major barrier to adoption in cash-strapped, IT resource poor SMBs.
But with recent developments in VDI, the business case has become a sound reality for small and medium-sized businesses too. These upfront costs and complexity issues aren’t nearly so problematic. And the significant savings in desktop management and support have only become even more compelling.
That’s because the centralised nature of VDI creates fewer support headaches for IT. This is really significant for any small or medium-sized business, where IT support costs chew up a huge amount of your precious IT spend. These costs include help desk staff, IT support, maintenance, and software licenses not to mention the hardware upgrades. The list goes on.
With VDI much of this goes away. With very little hands-on maintenance required, you can transfer these costs to actually growing your business.
If you’re thinking this all sounds great but what does it actually take to get it all up and running, then just see for yourself with a proof of concept. Running a pilot in your business can be a reality in next to no time. Out of the box, with no new hardware required you use it to explore new ways of delivering applications and productivity enhancements to niche areas of your business like your sales team or remote contractors.
You see with VDI it’s not an all or nothing scenario. You can build up a virtual desktop environment department by department. Team by team. All the while, these distinct groups of users can get their hands on the applications and data you want them to use, all elegantly managed, supported and backed up at the data centre. With VDI there’s certainly fewer things to keep your IT guys awake at night!