As business operations become more and more digitized, many companies are discovering the benefits of desktop virtualization. This technology allows you to separate the files and software that an employee uses from the physical computer, so they can access their workspace from any computer in any location. Some of the benefits of desktop virtualization, from a human resources standpoint, include:
1. Improved Employee Job Satisfaction
Desktop virtualization provides your employees with flexibility: on days when they have to be at home or travel, they do not have to come in to the office. For example, an employee might need to wait for an important delivery, babysit a child in the family, or supervise a contractor. With a virtual desktop, the employee can complete his or her work while still fulfilling home obligations.
2. Increased Talent Pool
When you are looking to hire new workers for your company, desktop virtualization technology allows you to expand the potential talent pool. If the position does not require your employee to be physically present at all, you can hire candidates in other cities who have the skills that you need. This means you can access a wider range of qualified potential hires than companies who don’t allow telecommuting.
3. Simplified IT Operations
Desktop virtualization greatly simplifies technology and software management for your IT staff. If an employee is having a problem with an application or a virus, the IT department can use the virtual desktop to access the employee’s computer remotely and examine the hard drive. This also allows IT to resolve issues that may arrive if an employee is at a conference, working with a client in another city, or is otherwise away from the office.
If you need help implementing desktop virtualization for your business, call Nextrio today at (520) 545-7100. We provide cloud-based computing solutions as well as managed IT services for businesses in Tucson and other areas of Southern Arizona. Visit our website or contact us today to learn what we can do for you.