Leveraging VDI to Enable BYOD


31 Dec, 2013 Haris Mumtaz
Leveraging VDI to Enable BYOD

 

The corporate or business world has been witnessing a massive transformation over the years with the continuous advancement in technology. Realizing the significance of connectivity between employees and clients, business owners have been looking up for ways that can save them from any business loss due to missed information (email or call) or any kind of opportunity. This brought forward the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) but with certain limitations.

 

Challenges for BYOD

 

There are four major challenges for BYOD. These are:

 

  • Governance & Compliance

     

With BYOD implementation, there is a possibility of violation of regulations, rules and other code of ethics and business obligations.

 

  • Mobile Device Management

     

It is very critical to manage the mobile devices held by the employees. The mobile workers would surely expect to use any device for business use with any application wherever they go. It becomes difficult to manage various devices held by a single worker.

 

  • Wi-Fi Setting, Certificates and Applications

     

An employee cannot have the same Wi-Fi settings, applications and certificates on all their devices at anytime and any place.

 

  • Security

     

A minor flaw in the management of BYOD may cause severe impact on your business in the form of data loss, loss of control or poor network availability. Thus, security is the huge concern when it comes to implement BYOD.

 

VDI Complimenting BYOD

 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is the latest entrant in the virtualization world that has been making waves across the business sector around the globe since its emergence. With VDI deployed across an organization, IT management becomes much easier than ever before. Not only that, now it has become quite easier to enable BYOD in the workplaces with the help of VDI technology. Let’s learn how it’s possible.

 

  • VDI Ensures Strict Governance & Compliance

     

When virtual desktops, connected to the single server or master computer located at office, are accessed by all the workers using any device and at any place, they will by no means find a way to violate the rules or regulations. Thus BYOD can be implemented with VDI deployment across the organization first.

 

  • VDI Empowers Mobile Device Management

     

VDI or Virtual Desktops can be accessed from any compatible device, thus eliminating the restriction of devices. This resolves the challenge of managing various mobile devices in case of BYOD.

 

  • Wi-Fi Setting, Certificates and Applications – VDI Keeps Them Intact

     

With VDI, all your settings, certificates and apps are kept intact and you get access to them anytime and anywhere using any compatible device. Now employees can bring any device to their workplaces without any need of getting worried for their system settings and apps being changed or removed.

 

  • VDI is All About Security

     

BYOD with Virtual Desktops becomes a pack of security. Your data will not be compromised and your network availability never loses its strength. Thus, we can simply say that VDI injects security to the BYOD concept.

 

VDI and BYOD – The Dynamic Duo

 

Businesses and organizations should consider deploying VDI if they intend to bring in BYOD policy. This would boost the mobility of their workers with complete security and brilliant management. The challenges associated with BYOD have been resolved by VDI and the time has come to give an all new and strong boost to the business all over.

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Haris Mumtaz

Haris is a virtualization enthusiast who loves to live in the virtual world of technology and computing. His constant thirst for knowledge and a keen interest in virtualization makes him learn new things and then share with the world through his blogs. His unique writing style and the desperation to educate people about virtualization is what makes him a successful blogger. Follow Haris on Google Plus

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