Making sure a business runs smoothly these days is all about keeping in step with technology, and that’s where (RDP) remote desktop protocol comes in.
Your employees need to be able to work from their desktop in the office, their laptop in the café, or their smartphone on the train. This requires not only a commitment to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives but also a willingness to adopt Remote Desktop Solutions. If your business is new to the world of RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) then read on to find out why it’s something you can’t afford to ignore.
Not just file access
Remote access is more than just getting hold of those much-needed documents when you’re on the move. If it were all about accessing files then RDP would have been usurped by apps like Google Drive and Dropbox a long time ago. Few realize that RDP clients also give users full control over a desktop with its installed software, apps, and even games. The beauty and simplicity of the protocol is that you can now get the full desktop experience from almost any device. For businesses, this means simplifying the way in which employees access all the resources they need and enabling them to use various devices to do it. Using an iPad to virtualize a Windows desktop and opening up Photoshop is more than possible.
The advent of in-browser RDP clients has made it easier than ever for employees to make use of remote access solutions. For the IT department it has relieved the burden of having to update laptops and mobile devices with new versions of software and removed any compatibility issues. Any HTML5-enabled browser can be used to run the RDP client, giving business increased levels of freedom. Businesses can keep all their sensitive data and all software in house without having to worry about hundreds of devices outside the office that could become security risks if lost.
Productivity is the buzzword of the RDP world. It’s becoming more common for employees to work from the road or from home (especially with the rise of freelancers) and access to all a given company’s resources is more crucial than ever. If your employees are spending two days travelling, you need them to be able to carry on with their workload so the business can run efficiently – RDP clients allow this to happen. They are optimized to give the best possible experience of the desktop and send data quickly and reliably so employees can work as though they were still at their desks.
The best reason to implement RDP software is to save money. A lot of this money is saved in the IT department. The aforementioned HTML5-based RDPs lead to simplified networking, simplified deployment and links in well with current BYOD trends. Software updates are virtually automatic which takes the toll off the IT department. Hardware and mobile costs are reduced by leveraging employee-owned devices and IT technologies, so there’s less investment in computing infrastructure. The RDP can be used on virtually any device without the need to download any software, which saves time – and time is money in business.
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