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A virtual workstation is a virtual computer that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. Teams can work from anywhere in the world, so there is no need for offices or physical hard drives. Virtual workstations are optimized for demanding designs, post-production, and visual effects workloads. There are a range of benefits to moving to a virtual workstation.

What are the benefits of virtual workstations? 

 

Resources are centralized 

 

Virtual workstations allow all applications to be managed centrally by one team. This includes software updates, security patches, and user access controls. This is essential for organizations with multiple locations and distributed users. Support is also centralized within the team so if there is an issue, the fix can be applied to several systems, benefiting all. Having one stabilized IT infrastructure allows employees to work efficiently on deliverables.

 

Flexible 

 

Teams within organizations can work from anywhere at any time, allowing users to work from wherever they want at a time that suits them. This means teams can collaborate regardless of physical location, and the best people can be hired globally. Today, people consider remote work essential when looking for new jobs, so organizations must react to that and make workplaces flexible.

 

Scalable

 

Organizations can scale virtual workstation environments up or down to meet changing business needs. As assets are stored in the cloud and the demand increases and more storage is required, it can be provisioned quickly without requiring new hardware purchases. This, in turn, saves costs on infrastructure while maintaining optimal levels of performance.

 

Cost-saving

 

Moving over to virtual workstations results in a significant reduction in total operating costs as the reliance on offices and hardware is reduced as teams rely on cloud infrastructure to store their assets. As everything is centrally managed, time is saved, as well as capital and labor costs. Virtual workstations reduce the need for IT support and maintenance, which can be a significant expense for many businesses. Services can be accessed on demand and tracked against production costs meaning that cost and waste are minimized while performance and productivity are maximized.

 

Collaboration 

 

Teams can collaboratively work on the same projects remotely with real-time editing and video conferencing without geographical borders, as content is shared within the cloud. Therefore, virtual workstation tools can quickly help you get the work done reliably and securely.

 

Increased productivity 

 

With virtual workstations, users can access assets from the cloud at any time, meaning they can work from home or anywhere in the world. Users can access virtual workstations from any device, whether it be a laptop, tablet, or even a phone. As everything is centralized and managed within one system, maintenance tasks can be reduced, helping employees free up time to be used elsewhere.

 

Safe and secure 

 

Security is critical to protect assets with virtual workstations, strict security protocols are in place. This includes single-sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and stream encryption. Only authorized users can access data and applications within the workstation.

 

How we can help you with virtual workstations

 

We are experts at creating virtual workstations and helping many organizations worldwide, including Extreme E and edit cloud. Our cloud-based workstations offer unparalleled flexibility and efficiency while ensuring high-security standards and high-performance access to your digital workspace. Teams can work from anywhere worldwide and access workstations on demand from our global data centers. Our solutions include engineering, training, support, updates, security, and account management, saving you lots of time, capital, and labor costs. This ultimately helps increase user productivity, benefiting your growing business, and can help bring in more revenue. If you want to find out how we can support your virtual workstation, please get in touch!

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