The gig economy–the practice of contracting outside workers for jobs on a case-by-case basis–has played a large role in the rise of remote work. Aside from the gig economy, businesses large and small across the globe have been steadily adopting policies and infrastructure that support remote workers for reasons of improved morale, increased diversity, and enhanced productivity.
The recent advent of the coronavirus and its implications on workplace safety make the argument for supporting remote workers all the stronger. It’s impossible to know when and how your business might be affected by things like the spread of COVID-19. Early preparations for issues like the coronavirus ensure you can enact your plans the moment they become necessary.
One of the best methods of future-proofing your business for the rise of the gig economy as well as the possibility of public health crises impacts is through the implementation of a virtual desktop infrastructure.
What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a cloud-based desktop solution, providing users with access to their desktop environment off-premises. Desktop virtualization allows users to utilize the essential tools and resources they would otherwise need to access on-site by storing the entire desktop environment on remote servers.
These remote desktops allow users to access your technology stack from any location, at any time. With VDI, workers can access everything they need for their daily tasks via the internet on any device they choose or on devices provided to them. This makes it much easier to afford your workers a safe working environment, even during times like the flu season.
VDI solutions provide flexibility for you and your workforce. The ability for workers to transition seamlessly between working on-location and remotely allows you to enact health and safety policies without sacrificing productivity or risking downtime.
Virtualization provides numerous benefits for organizations of all sizes such as cost savings, increased operational efficiency, and improved uptime. Regardless of whether the coronavirus develops into a complication for your organization, enhancing your remote work capabilities will empower you to improve productivity while simultaneously increasing your preparedness for current and future pandemics.