It comes as no surprise that a growing number of professionals are working outside their primary office and on a myriad of devices. No doubt, the growing demand for remote working is taking a toll on enterprise IT operations who (more often than not) must provide employees with 24/7 access to critical applications, from anywhere and any device, to ensure business continuity.
As advances in connectivity technology eliminate physical boundaries, and mobile devices become more powerful, enterprises are implementing new strategies and solutions to give their workforce online remote desktop access to applications, data and service – in ubiquitous fashion.
More and more companies are migrating at least some of their productivity applications to Web-based versions, yet the majority still require remote access to Microsoft Office and other Windows-based industry-specific applications. In light of these trends, organizations need to find the best way to extend the reach of web and Windows-based business-critical applications for users anywhere, anytime, and on any device, without compromising security and IT control. Today, many organizations are employing a hybrid infrastructure with Web / Windows apps hosted in the cloud and others running / being hosted on-premise.
Here are two solutions companies could implement to ensure workforce access to on-premise / cloud-based business-critical corporate applications:
Ø A native Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client that works with smartphones and tablets as well standard workstations. Traditionally, this has involved installing a native client on all user devices, providing remote access to business applications whether these are running on terminal servers, virtual desktops, or physical workstations.
Ø A browser-based solution that utilizes HTML5 technology. A high-performance HTML5 RDP client provides browser access to business applications and virtual or physical desktops. An HTML5 RDP client is the ideal solution that can ensure remote access to Windows and Linux desktops through web browsers, from any device.