There’s no doubt about it: Remote work is here to stay. Even in times of stability, 70% of people work away from the office at least once a week—and 53% do so for half of the week or more1. Add in the complexities of an unanticipated global event, and those numbers can rise quickly. While there’s no way to predict how or when the next power outage, weather event, or pandemic may hit, it is possible to be prepared. By adopting a turnkey solution for delivering apps and desktops, you can ensure a secure, consistent experience—for any number of users, in any situation.
When the unexpected happens, you need to react fast. There’s no time to re-evaluate policies or put new procedures in place. It’s your job to support employees so they can keep your company operational—without increasing exposure or sacrificing security. After all, a sudden rise in remote workers can quickly increase the risk of a hacking attack2. And with the average cost of a single breach at $3.92 million3, there's no room for error. That’s where desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) subscriptions come in. With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure, you can quickly spin up secure apps and desktops on demand from the cloud, and then scale back down once the need is no longer there. It’s the simplest, safest way to deploy virtual apps and desktops in record time.
Disruptions can occur at any time—and impact your business in an instant. For those times when you have little more than hours or days to prepare, it helps to have an easy-to-deploy option at your disposal. The less you have to manage, the better positioned you’ll be to seamlessly scale when users have no choice but to work from home. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard gives you a turnkey cloud solution for delivering a Microsoft Azure-hosted apps and desktops to any user, anywhere—without having to build out robust back-end infrastructure. Monthly and yearly subscription options ensure you pay only for what you need, when you need it.
In the event of a business disruption, you won't have time to address the administrative tasks typically associated with desktop delivery. Endpoint management, software patches and updates can quickly eat up valuable time and resources. And if your remote user base is expanding at a rapid rate, you’ll need an uncomplicated way to provide secure access. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard lets you simplify management while securely delivering virtual apps and desktops. You'll reap all of the centralization and standardization benefits of VDI, with a professional organization to perform basic desktop management on your behalf.