Virtual Desktop as a Service Is Key to State and Local Agencies’ Hybrid Work Plans

In volatile and uncertain times, such as the coronavirus pandemic, public sector organizations need reliable productivity technology. Mission-critical workloads and sensitive enterprise data can’t be left vulnerable. Protecting them requires robust computing resources.

As public sector organizations continue to fortify and mature their desktop virtualization strategies for the new world of remote work, security and scalability are major concerns.

For government agencies at the state and local levels in particular, governments need to accelerate modernization efforts to support the new way of working.

The pandemic has driven home the need to accelerate application modernization, and solutions such as virtual desktops have emerged as a critical part of the equation. As state and local agencies seek to build new work policies, the consensus is that remote work and the technology to securely enable it are here to stay.

But how can state and local agencies implement increasingly complex systems to support virtual work for the long haul? Next-generation virtual Desktop as a Service (DaaS) environments are an essential part of the answer.

The Benefits of Virtual Desktop as a Service for Agencies

Virtual DaaS allows agency teams to partner with providers to design a work-from-anywhere strategy for an agency’s workforce. Agencies can deploy the specialized desktop solution at scale to design, build and create an overall strategy. Once deployed, agencies can streamline infrastructure, services, and solutions by continuing to use their partners to achieve success.

As public sector organizations continue to fortify and mature their desktop virtualization strategies for the new world of remote work, security, scalability, and management burden are major concerns.

Benefits to virtual DaaS solutions include a boost to productivity, an increase in flexibility, an elevation of IT teams’ efficiency, delivery of a superior user experience, and help solving workforce optimization challenges. Additionally, they promote overall productivity, as workers can access key applications anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

Another example of this offering is Work Anywhere Solutions, a virtual desktop environment built on industry-leading cloud technologies, powered by Azure infrastructure and available in the cloud anywhere. The offering provides an easy and quick transition into Microsoft 365 tools, combined with the security of the Microsoft Azure cloud and expertise from experienced partners.

Remote workers increase the threat surface for hackers looking to spread ransomware — or worse. Virtual DaaS has security baked in, providing transparency across the entire virtual landscape to monitor organizational resources and internal usage and to see — and stop — external threats.

The Future of Virtual Work in Government

The pandemic has revolutionized the way we work, and the future of work continues to evolve. While governments have undergone tremendous modernization within the past year and a half, there is still work to be done to reach premium digital service delivery.

State and local organizations are looking at how to sustain and modernize hybrid work strategies and environments for the long term, and virtual DaaS is a critical link that will allow public sector organizations to accelerate their virtual workforce strategies and journeys and securely enable remote and hybrid workforce and education capabilities.

 

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