Provide anywhere access
Did you know remote work has increased 159% since 20052, or that 43% of the workforce now works remotely?3 Even onsite employees are only working at desks 40-50% of the time.4 Suffice it to say, today's employees are working across a wide array of locations. And for many multinational companies, business isn’t just expanding across new offices and territories but in more countries, too. This rapid growth of global business is pushing IT to provide workplace solutions that perform equally well on every device, from any location. When you deliver Windows apps and desktops from the cloud, your employees can safely take work with them. Citrix Managed Desktops are accessible from any HTML5 browser or secure mobile app, and provide the same great high-definition user experience whether you're using iOS, Android, Chromebooks, laptops or thin clients.
Keep costs in check
When technology budgets are already stretched thin, it helps to have a way to meet the needs of employees—without adding a lot of extra cost.5 When you deliver apps and desktops from the cloud, you eliminate the capital expenses associated with maintaining a data center. A simple and predictable pay-as-you-go subscription model makes it easy to scale up or down on demand. There are no more software patches to manage or updates to oversee; no expensive hardware and software expenditures to put on the books. You’ll pay only for what you use, while empowering employees to work wherever and whenever they need to. It’s the most cost-effective way to give each and every user the right desktop for the right job, all from a single solution.
Be ready for disruptions
Business disruptions can occur at any time, for any number of reasons. Weather incidents, power outages, political events and even virus outbreaks have all been known to put a pause on daily workflows. While a growing number of companies are offering ways to work from home in times of interruption, these arrangements can be complicated to set up and maintain. While most executives know the risk of a data breach increases when employees work off-site, few businesses have comprehensive policies in place to guide users.6 With Citrix Managed Desktops, employees can safely work from home until things return to normal. By hosting virtual apps and desktops in Microsoft Azure cloud, it’s easy to deliver remote access to mission-critical apps at all times—without compromising security.
1Techaisle 2FlexJobs 3Gallup 4Global Workplace Analytics 5SpiceWorks 6CNBC