After a year of many businesses continuing to work remotely, companies are now deciding what kind of flexibility they will allow their employees going forward. Transitioning to a Workplace as a Service model gives your employees the ability to work from anywhere at any time, meaning you can reduce physical office costs, strengthen your cybersecurity measures, and increase employee productivity.
What Is Workspace as a Service?
Workspace as a service is the next level of desktop virtualization. It goes further by providing employees with all the data and applications they need, whether they are sitting at a desktop or out in the field with a tablet or smartphone.
Users just use their credentials to log on to their workspace to get access to everything they need, including business apps that they might not be able to run on their home computers or laptops. This also includes everything you’d find in a typical workplace environment, such as backup, the cloud, VPN access, security policies, and endpoint protection, and then connects any device, anywhere.
How Can Workspace as a Service Help You?
Workspace as a Service allows employees to conduct their work from anywhere at any time, giving them the flexibility needed to be more productive. Employees can log in to the corporate network via a virtual desktop environment created by a managed service provider and access the desired applications whenever and wherever.
Cybersecurity threats are only growing more frequent and more sophisticated, which means having multiple levels of security is vital to protecting your organization. A cloud hosting provider will store your data under multiple security safeguards, such as multi-factor authentication, encryption, and identity management.
Businesses that use Workspace as a Service can adopt a solution that fits their business goals at the moment, which means it is easy enough to make additions or reductions depending on business needs. It also means avoiding unwanted costs because you’ll only pay for what you need. Additionally, customization is much easier with Workspace as a Service, which allows companies to quickly provide necessary add-ons or applications to the employees according to their job profile.
Switching to Workspace as a Service saves your company money on infrastructures, such as bulky servers, massive numbers of desktops, and hardware devices.
Switching to Workspace as a Service extends the life of your existing hardware because company desktops and laptops are used only as endpoints.
Companies end up spending more on infrastructure costs due to bulky servers, massive numbers of desktops, and hardware devices. Also, electricity costs are elevated as multiple high-power appliances, like air conditioners, have to be kept on to keep the environment cool for equipment.
Workspace as a Service will reduce office expenses as it enables the workforce to work from remote locations. Hosted virtual desktops taken by MSPs will help to save your upfront investment on servers and desktops.
Companies will be looking forward to decreasing workspace size as employees work from home and servers or storage hard drives are managed at the provider’s data centers, saving rental and property expenses.
What Is Citrix Workspace?
Citrix Workspace makes it easy for people to access what they need when they need it and seamlessly integrates with your existing systems, so you can focus on driving digital transformation. Citrix is constantly updating its services with new features that continue to improve user experience. The most recent updates include:
- Users can now search for and perform self-service actions directly from Citrix Workspace.
- Desktop as a Service workloads can be deployed directly from users’ Citrix Cloud consoles.
- Citrix Cloud now supports Security Assertion Markup Language as an identity provider to authenticate subscribers signing in to their workspaces.
- Improved Citrix Workspace app for Windows and Linux.
- Geofencing is now available.
- Citrix Analytics for Performance includes new actions, insights, and enhanced visibility.
- Citrix App Layering now has support for Google Cloud.
- All Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service customers now have access to the new Citrix Web Studio.
Citrix Workspace is a great example of how Workspace as a Service will keep your business up-to-date on the latest technological developments and continue to improve your workspace.
How can ATSG Help?
ATSG’s Technology Solutions as a Service portfolio of rediTech, rediManage, and rediCloud offerings enables you to optimize, manage and automate your traditional IT environment to quickly adopt new customizable and scalable technologies to transform your business. ATSG can customize the right level of service for your environment, providing you with the flexibility to focus on your core business and respond in real-time to your client’s demands.
Through our rediManage portfolio, ATSG will manage and monitor your IT environment, endpoint devices, and end-user satisfaction 24x7xAlways from our domestic ATSG enterprise service desk and technical operations center that provide the scale, coverage, and quality of service required in today’s demand marketplace.
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