Enable Workforce Mobility with a Bring Your Own Device Solution
Of virtualisation’s many benefits, the ability to do work from any mobile device has emerged as one of its best strengths. A March 2012 study commissioned by VMware
revealed that 78 per cent of employees in Asia-Pacific multinational enterprises bring their own devices to work; 64 per cent say using smartphones and tablets for work has made them more efficient.
To enable trends like Bring Your Own Device, enterprises can implement virtualisation
to allow the workforce secure access to applications and desktops independent of the device. There are a few options for enabling BYOD depending on the functions and applications to which you want to give employees access:
- Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI): VDI uses the data centre to allow IT staff to deliver virtual desktops and apps to mobile devices.
- Mobile virtualisation: Either through an app or virtualisation at the hardware level, smartphones become two devices in one, with corporate data and applications remaining separate from personal ones.
- Virtual application delivery: Applications are virtualised, managed and delivered to users across devices by IT staff in the data centre.
Making sense of the myriad of vendors and technologies is not easy and typically depends on the business’s technical requirements plus existing investments. Datacom can help you navigate the various mobility solutions
depending on the method of delivery you want for your BYOD plan. We will also develop a solution that aligns with your overall IT-business strategy.
Discover how Datacom can help with your other virtualisation needs: