Workspot & Microsoft Webinar Roundup: Cloud Desktops for Remote Work
The Workspot and Microsoft webinar series has evolved into “can’t miss it” content. It’s IT people helping IT people in yet another example of people coming together during an unbelievably difficult time to help out. First, I want to thank our customers for offering their experience with Workspot cloud desktops and for sharing their advice with peers looking for remote work solutions. Next, in case you missed our second CIO Town Hall on April 28, tune in on-demand. It’s a Town Hall format featuring 3 CIOs who will discuss how they’ve been able to exceed expectations for productivity during our current shelter-in-place requirements and what they think will be the new norm. Bring all the tough questions you’d like to ask about virtual desktop solutions and the cloud journey they’ve each directed.
Cloud Desktops for Remote Work: Key Webinar Takeaways
Here are some highlights from recent webinars that may pique your interest. You can watch all of these webinars on-demand at any time. Get out the popcorn, put up your feet and hear what your IT peers are up to, how they are responding to the need for remote working, and how they are preparing for what the future holds.
How Wood Rodgers Transitioned to Remote Work in Days
This webinar features the executive team that selected Workspot, including their CEO, IT execs, and one of their CAD engineers. Tune in to hear their unique perspectives and see a performance demo.
“The Workspot support team is fantastic. We partnered and shared information back and forth to make the product work better for both us and for future Workspot customers. I’ve worked with a lot of vendors both on the DoD and civilian side and I can tell you they are up there at the top if not the top when it comes to responsiveness and depth.” Mike Albrecht, Director IT, Wood Rodgers
“Our Board of Directors and I are extremely pleased as to how quickly we were able to adapt and get our people home working quickly and safely. I’m really impressed with and very thankful to the Workspot team.” Mike Rodgers, CoFounder & CEO, Wood Rodgers
CIO Town Hall: Making the Transition to Remote Work – Fast
Three CIOs discuss what happened when shelter-in-place directives were issued and how they were able to respond.
Our poll revealed that most attendees believe remote work will be more prevalent going forward:
- 82% of attendees stated they would support more people working at home in general.
- 91% said they would be more prepared for business continuity in the future
“We are prepared for the long term to be flexible with where people work.” Brian Nordmann, CIO, Dudek
“Being where we are today allows us to work either way; if the company decides to continue to let people work from home, we’re going to be very productive that way. If they decide to bring them back into the office, we’ll be productive that way. We’ll continue down the road we’re on right now to become even more cloud-centric.” Israel Sumano, Sr Director, Infrastructure Services, Southland Industries.
“If you’re not evaluating (cloud desktops) now, you’re going to be so far behind.” Andy Knauf, CIO, Mead & Hunt
Responding to COVID-19 with Fast Cloud Desktop Deployment
CIO Andy Knauf is extremely generous with advice to his peers. In this webinar, he shares the top 10 questions IT leaders ask him about his firms’ journey to Workspot and Azure, allowing them to be well-prepared for the pandemic.
“We can provision a desktop in less than 30 minutes, and people can go home, turn on their home PC and they can be running Revit, or Civil 3D, ESRI, or Bentley products and doing the same work at home as they would in the office.” Andy Knauf, CIO, Mead & Hunt
“I have people telling me they aren’t going to move to the cloud for 5 years. If you wait 5 years, it’s going to be too late.” Andy Knauf, CIO, Mead & Hunt
Cloud Desktops for State and Local Government
State and local government employees need to work from home too, and cloud desktops make the transition easy.
Our poll showed that unlike the private sector, most State and Local governments do not have cloud-first strategies (60%), although they do have some presence in the cloud today.
“My state and local government customers want a remote work solution that’s easy to deploy and easy to manage.” Abid Syed, Microsoft
“We’re a global company in 56 countries. With COVID-19 happening, we’re lucky we had Workspot in place. It has made it much easier to transition to work at home.” Mike Piper, Cubic Corporation
I hope the webinars are informative for you. If you’re ready to take the next step, schedule a demo so we can explore your unique requirements.