There’s another California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, only this time, it’s with technology. Promising technologies like AI, analytics and hybrid, and multi-cloud computing hold hope for businesses that can “mine” it effectively for their benefit.
But before companies can strike it rich and create competitive advantage through these innovations, they must first prepare their infrastructures for the future. And sadly, most organizations have a long way to go.
That’s because most initial forays into the cloud have created more complexity, more silos, more security risks, and worst of all, more user dissatisfaction over how work gets done.
Why? Adopting cloud services has required a greater investment in point solutions for management of app delivery, security, content collaboration, networking and endpoints. These point solutions are not typically integrated, have their own unique requirements, and often require specialized resources to manage them.
Fortunately, with a secure digital workspace, you can bring all these solutions together in an integrated fashion, so that your users can tap into the true potential of the cloud—and achieve maximum productivity.
The premise of a secure digital workspace is simple: do more with less. Everything is managed under a “single pane of glass.” That means fewer point solutions, fewer siloes, fewer security gaps, and even fewer passwords for your users to manage.
Nerds Support, for example, integrates its partners into a cloud service that provides their businesses with more agility and visibility over their entire infrastructure.
Here’s some important benefits that a secure digital workspace can deliver:
1. Centralized intelligent workspace management
As mentioned, with a digital workspace, an IT team has the ability to manage multiple services and solutions from one place. App delivery, identity management, access control, and network security are just a few of the things that are available. Better yet, you get visibility across your infrastructure to mitigate or eliminate risks and vulnerabilities—or proactively address them before they become greater issues. Infrastructure
2. Faster onboarding
A secure digital workspace gives administrators the power to quickly onboard new employees, contract workers, or entire offices—wherever they’re located and regardless of the device or network they’re using. No more traveling to remote offices or redundant training sessions for multiple services. Users can be authorized and empowered to work in significantly less time.
3. Quicker rollout of new apps and services
Instead of building, testing, and launching new applications or desktops in weeks, or even months, a secure cloud based work space can significantly reduce roll-out time to days—and in some cases, hours. Nerds Support’s IT teams can test and deploy Windows apps in one workload while simultaneously running daily operations to roll out and manage updates to apps—regardless of where workloads are hosted.
4. Fewer help-desk calls
With the multitude of services now available on the cloud, users are having to manage multiple passwords and user names to gain access to the apps and data they need to do their jobs. With a secure digital workspace, you can enable users with single sign-on access to all apps (SaaS, web, virtual, or mobile) and dramatically cut the number of help-desk calls from employees requesting resets.
When it comes to the cloud, the new gold rush is happening. The organizations that adapt are the ones that are going to stay golden or should we say win the championship.
Will your business be one of them?