Day: March 21, 2013

Optimized Telecommuting with Hosted VDI

Telecommuting Hosted VDI Blog

Summary: IronOrbit Hosted VDI provides telecommuters with an accessible, secure, fully-managed, and complete IT infrastructure.

Studies show that in the United States about 20 million to 30 million workers or 24% of the national workforce telecommute at least one day per week. Around the world, 10% of workers telecommute every day, while more than half of workers in India and almost a third of workers in Mexico telecommute at least part of the time. According to the Telework Research Network, businesses save $11,000 per year for every employee that is allowed to telecommute at least 50% of the time. Telecommuting reduces real estate and energy costs for businesses; increases productivity 13-22%; and benefits society as a whole by conserving fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars.

The one thing holding a lot of businesses back from permitting telecommuting is the lack of an accessible, secure, and centralized IT infrastructure. It isn’t efficient or sustainable to allow telecommuters to exchange files and information via email or depend on them to store and back up their own data. And though there are online applications and data storage services that provide telecommuters with an accessible, centralized workspace, these public cloud solutions are neither secure nor well-supported.

An IronOrbit Hosted VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), on the other hand, provides businesses with an IT infrastructure as centralized, secure, and well-supported as an on-site IT infrastructure, but with the greater availability of a web-based solution. An IronOrbit Virtual Hosted Desktop appears and performs like a normal Windows operating system installed on the hard drive of a PC, but is different in that it is located in the servers of a hosting company and is accessed via the Internet. With the Hosted VDI centralized in our data center, IronOrbit can protect and monitor it 24x7x365.

Reasons for businesses with telecommuters to select IronOrbit Desktop Virtualization Solutions include:

No on-site IT required. Telecommuters only need a device with a connection to the Internet to access their Virtual Hosted Desktop. The company doesn’t have to purchase or maintain any on-site servers for workers that commute to the office, either.

A complete, customizable IT infrastructure. Our Hosted VDI supports business applications, email, web browsers, and data storage.

Managed, protected, and supported. IronOrbit Desktop Virtualization Solutions come with Managed Services (automated backup, disaster recovery, 24×7 monitoring, and patch management), Orbital Security (firewall, IDS/IPS, antivirus, SPAM blocker, and content filtering), and 24x7x365 online and phone-based technical support.

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