What once seemed impossible is now perfectly doable
Desktop virtualization has evolved to meet the most demanding Windows desktop application workloads. Fully managed and cloud-delivered desktop as a service options are now available for those who want it, complete with the kind of service and support that few ever thought was possible. But if you’re going to look at what modern desktop virtualization has to offer, you probably want to do it by looking through the lens of your industry and the people who work within it. Well, look no further, as our end user computer aficionado, Richard Edwards, has done just that with his series of eight industry-focused advisory notes.
Read what Richard has to say then let us know if there’s something you’d like us to look more closely at in future pieces.
Banking – Driving innovation, productivity and collaboration
Digital transformation programs are a priority in the banking sector, as firms seek to increase their market relevance and stature with new products and omnichannel customer engagement models. Driven by customer expectations and evolutions in technology, branch transformation initiatives are likely to be competing with front, middle and back office renovations. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s GDPR, IFRS 9, Open Banking and MiFID II to contend with. There are many aspects to becoming a digital bank, so this advisory document will focus on just one of them: the modern digital workspace – a flexible, safe, mobile environment where work gets done. [Read full advisory note]
Education – Supporting digital learning and teaching excellence
If you work in education, particularly higher education, you’re probably focused on a range of projects connected with improving learning outcomes for students, developing sustainable and cost-effective funding models for the institution, and modernizing teaching practices and business operations. Such projects may form part of a modern digital campus initiative, with investments in both physical and digital infrastructure primarily geared to student learning experiences. However, this expenditure must also support the changing nature of academic activity within the sector. Desktop virtualization will form part of your IT stack today, but it’s worth considering how recent advancements in virtual desktop infrastructure could help you accelerate growth, balance priorities, and adapt to change. [Read full advisory note]
Government – Efficient and effective administration of the state
Organizations across every sector are differentiating their products and services by focusing on their customers, sensing their needs and responding appropriately. You don’t get to choose your customers if you work in the public sector, but you still have to meet the expectations of citizens, businesses, and institutions as they deal with government bodies and public service providers. Government policy reforms and initiatives are steadily changing the way in which the sector operates, but departments and agencies are also expected to transform the delivery of their services using modern technologies and processes. Re-skilling and re-equipping public servants is part of the transformation journey, so with this in mind, let’s look at how modern desktop virtualization can help. [Read full advisory note]
Healthcare – Speeding up the digital healthcare revolution
There’s no definitive “right way” to provide healthcare, but if you work within this sector, you’re undoubtedly involved in projects and initiatives that are trying to yield the best possible outcomes for the greatest number of patients by the most efficient means possible. However, modern healthcare is highly complex and highly regulated, which makes it difficult to innovate and change course quickly when outcomes are uncertain. But with a growing and aging population, the drive for improved cost, quality and delivery of patient care has become an industry imperative. There are many aspects to consider as your organization adapts to change, and in this advisory note we’ll focus on just one of them: the digital workspace, the place where clinical, operational and administrative work gets done. [Read full advisory note]
Insurance – Insuring the future by adapting to change and supporting growth
As an insurer, regulatory upheaval and political change are likely to be towards the top of your firm’s agenda, closely followed by the ongoing challenges presented by new customer expectations, new competitors, and new technology innovations. These factors, and more, are reshaping the market and, most importantly, the relationships that your business has with its customers, its agents, and its partners. And then there’s the company’s workforce, constantly anticipating, preparing, and adapting to grow top-line sales and bottom-line profitability. Connecting them all is the enterprise digital workspace – a flexible, safe, mobile environment where work gets done. But how best to deploy it? Let’s see how modern desktop virtualization technologies can help. [Read full advisory note]
Manufacturing – Moving towards customer-connected products
Digital transformation initiatives come in many shapes and sizes, and if you’re a manufacturer, these probably centre around ‘Industry 4.0’, the Internet of Things, and modern enterprise resource planning solutions that can handle huge amounts of data and transactions. You’re also likely to be developing new capabilities, service innovations, and business models as you adapt to changes in customer expectations, market demands, and supply chain economics. And then there’s ongoing process automation, always a key element of manufacturing, but most effective when it’s orchestrated by a highly skilled and educated workforce. With this in mind, let’s consider how delivery of the modern digital workspace can help you optimize time-to-market, maximize productivity, and drive down costs. [Read full advisory note]
Retail – Adapting to digital disruption and new customer demands
It’s in the interests of every sector to become more agile, more adaptable and more effective, but probably none more so than retail. If you work in this sector, your strategic initiatives and business projects are likely to be focusing on delivering better customer experiences and increasing your market relevance. And then there’s the need to prepare, as best you can, for disruption and change. If you can do this better than the competition, then the business is more likely to benefit in ways that will appeal to customers, employees, and stakeholders. This is where investments in new digital technologies and IT infrastructure become a factor. With this in mind, let’s consider how modern desktop virtualization can help your organization adapt to an unpredictable future. [Read full advisory note]
Transportation & Logistics – Delivering our digital world
If you work in the transportation sector, your focus is likely to be that of matching delivery capacity to the fluctuating demands of the unpredictable economies that form our modern world. And whether it’s delivering payloads into space or packets to the home, digital technologies touch almost every aspect of this sector and those it serves. Highly efficient distribution chains have been developed in many markets, but adaptation and innovation are still vital as you keep pace with shifting business models driven by new technologies. Investments in digital technologies are powering growth in the transportation sector too, however, it’s the workforce, connected through the digital workspace, that ultimately drives and delivers them, so let’s consider how desktop virtualization might help. [Read full advisory note]
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