What is VDI?

The acronym ‘VDI’ is an abbreviation for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. VDI is a technology which can provide your business with the capability to share all your applications – whether they be booking systems, CRM, email, diary or the popular desktop applications – across many sites and devices, whilst maintaining full synchronisation, reliability and security.

The benefits of VDI

1. Centrally managed IT which offers a low cost, common approach company wide. You can reduce costs by managing a single OS. Admins will only need to install drivers and patches on a single image to benefit all your users.
3. Company data available to all staff anywhere, and any users experiencing hardware issues can simply log on to another one and gain access to their data and applications.
4. Security. All your company si safely secured in a datacenter. There’s no risk that employees will lose laptops or other devices that store sensitive information.

The ability to access your company IT systems from a variety of low cost hardware will become a cost advantage over time – you would be able to purchase lower spec/cost computers to access VDI – and you may also consider the growing trend of allowing your staff to BYOD (bring your own device) to the office.

So, what next?

We like VDI here at Veber but we recognise its pros and cons and the fact that it has to be the right decision for your business. If you still have more questions about the business case for VDI, talk to one of our team members who can give you a bit more detail. We’ve researched VDI and have helped clients decide on whether VDI is the way forward for them. We can help you too.

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