The days of the enterprise desktop may be numbered. Traditional desktop deployments, with hundreds or thousands of mid-spec PCs running a usually outdated version of Microsoft Windows, are being displaced by DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) solutions that lower the burden of IT management.
Technology has flourished as an industry by creating substitutes for human processes and even for itself. Increasing compute power, storage and bandwidth has helped us to automate, accelerate and connect ever faster with increasing richness and context. Telecoms and then mobile phones replaced mail and in person meetings. Mainframes and PC’s replaced manual computations.
Virtualization of desktop computing capabilities is helping to make IT more of an asset for businesses and in many cases, enhances the capacities of individual employees within an enterprise context. Let’s take a look at how and why these advantages are important.
We hear a lot about the benefits that big data and cloud platforms can bring to businesses. The ability to collect and process vast amounts of information gives enterprises the power to engage with the real world in ways that have historically been extremely difficult, providing insights that can lead to new business opportunities and a deeper understanding of market conditions. But, one area where cloud operations analytics does not tend to get the attention and investment it deserves is IT operations.
Dropbox can put organizations at risk by not having adequate security controls, increasing the chance of security breaches. In one incident, Dropbox email addresses were successfully hacked and then used to send Dropbox users spam. Many enterprises are not prepared to take the necessary risk and are forbidding the use of Dropbox making it the number one banned application according to a survey by Fiberlink.