Enterprise IT organizations have often struggled with the cost and complexity of PC hardware management. The problem is magnified for distributed organizations, where unpatched PCs pose major security risks and the logistics of break-fix consumes disproportionate IT resources. Workspot is a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud PC platform that makes it possible for IT to quickly provision and manage virtual desktops around the globe from a single pane of glass. Users access their cloud PCs using their device of choice.

The Problem

Buying, imaging, shipping, patching, securing, refreshing, and repairing physical Windows machines has been a necessary and often immense cost of doing business. Physical PCs are not only difficult to manage but also hinder an organization’s ability to rapidly respond to changing business environments.

For decades, enterprise IT teams have been looking for a better way to manage and secure corporate-owned PCs. They struggle with:

  • Giving secure access to enterprise resources to contractors and temporary employees
  • The costs, management, and sustainability headaches of PC hardware refresh cycles
  • Break-fix of PCs in remote offices, and the resulting downtime for employees
  • Security and compliance concerns when PCs are lost or stolen
  • Keeping operating systems and applications patched across the globe.
  • Enabling secure access from non-Windows devices like Macs, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices
  • Enabling  bring your own device (BYOD) for employees and external contractors

 

 

 

            The compelling benefits of cloud desktops vs. physical PCs 

 

Remote users get best-in-class security and performance

 

 

Workflow automation options enable IT to manage users globally using existing processes

The Solution

The maturation of public cloud IaaS offerings like Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have created a rich opportunity for organizations to rethink their PC strategy. CIOs are increasingly adopting cloud-first mandates, as they determine that cloud services give their organization better agility to respond to evolving business needs.

Workspot provides a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that makes it easy for IT to quickly provision and manage cloud desktops around the globe from a single pane of glass. Combined with a low-cost endpoint, Workspot cloud desktops can make an enterprise highly productive and ready for various macro and micro economic scenarios.

  • Easy Logistics: Workspot cloud desktops enable IT admins to quickly deploy and manage any number of secure cloud desktops in any region of the globe
  • No Hardware Refresh Cycles: Eliminate hardware refresh cycles and the cumbersome logistics of PC break-fix, even if users are globally distributed
  • Works on Any Device: Can be configured to securely work on any access device on various platforms, including Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, iOS and Android
  • Conditional Access: Empower IT admins to centrally manage all global users and provide conditional access to various user groups (internal employees, contractors, temporary employees, interns etc.)
  • End to End Visibility: IT has end to end visibility into end users’ access across the globe through our innovative Network Operations Center
  • Cost Center Billing:  Workspot can be configured to directly bill the user’s cost center, alleviating IT from spending precious time allocating costs

The Benefits

By moving desktops to the cloud, IT teams can dramatically simplify the PC lifecycle and achieve significant benefits, including:

  • Reduced Costs
    • Eliminate endless PC refresh cycles and costs related to shipping hardware back and forth
    • Reduce the overall cost of maintaining and supporting physical hardware
    • Enable “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) and save on end-point costs
  • Business Agility
    • Rapidly onboard and offboard new employees and contractors
  •  Security
    • Keep corporate data off end points and safely in the cloud
    • Easily monitor end-user activity globally to strengthen Zero Trust Security policies
  • Data Sovereignty
    • Maintain compliance with local regulations

 

Executive Brief: Low-latency Cloud PCs: The Modern Way to Work

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