Modern desktop management: How to bring true mobility to the retail industry

Posted by piksel on Aug 6, 2019, 6:08:00 AM

Is your desktop infrastructure failing to keep pace with your ambitious retail goals?

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, you need mobility to thrive. Without a flexible infrastructure, your business will only ever be chained to one location. What’s more, you’ll struggle to adopt new, productive technologies and bring efficient services to your valuable in-store customers.

Investing in the right modern desktop management will help loosen up your rigid infrastructure and bring true mobility to your retail business. In turn, allowing you to offer key agile service delivery and omnichannel experiences.

But retail mobility comes with its fair share of challenges. Modern desktop deployment, management and security all require time and expertise to deliver. As a result, many retail organisations find it difficult to implement mobile initiatives in their organisations.

As it stands:

  • Less than half of retail employees believe their organisation empowers them with mobile capabilities
  • 60 percent of retailers embracing digital initiatives feel they can’t keep pace with changing customer needs and technology

Does this sound familiar?

If so, you could be wasting time and money on the wrong desktop solutions and strategies.

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Taking a virtual approach to modern desktop management

To simplify desktop management across their offices and stores, 85 percent of organisations are adopting VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). Rather than relying on a manual process to deploy and configure each device, they’ve seen the need to accelerate desktop delivery to keep up with modern expectations.

In retail, VDI gives you complete control over your devices, whether they’re in-store or in your call centre. The benefits of this approach to modern desktop management include:

  • Quicker onboarding and device set-up
  • Immediate access to core data and retail applications
  • Complete visibility over user activity, access controls, licenses and credentials, resulting in better security management
  • Reduced costs and simpler updates via a centralised operating system

Boosting employee productivity

To attract new talent, your business needs to offer the flexibility the modern workforce expects. For this reason, more than 80 percent of organisations choose to adopt a virtual desktop infrastructure to help encourage flexible working initiatives.

Unlike traditional desktop management strategies, VDI offers a ready-made platform for BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies. Centralised management means your employees can access a secure workspace at any time, without needing to routinely return their devices for patching or upgrades.

The result is a more productive workforce with the tools to find the information customers need to make informed purchase decisions.

Empowering your retail business to boom  

Don’t tackle your digital ambitions with prehistoric technology. If you’re still relying on static PCs and time-consuming manual updates, you’re already behind the times.

Your organisation requires a modern workspace and the technology to facilitate it. No other modern desktop management solution will provide you with the control, speed and simplicity of a centralised virtual desktop infrastructure.

Whether you plan to scale your environment, open a new store, or streamline your employee onboarding processes, VDI is the securest route to business-wide growth, agility and differentiation.

So, are you ready to modernise your workspace? The tide is changing; don’t fight against it.

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Topics: vdi, modern desktop management

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