Why Hosted Workstations?
Designed in America. Prototyped in India. Manufactured in China. Assembled in Mexico. Tested in Brazil. Sold around the globe. Today’s products are world products, engineered by professionals as diversely located as there are developed economies.
Some R & D organizations are global—development follows the sun around the planet and never stops around the clock.... Other companies have found that engineering productivity happens best in a home office or other location remote from the main enterprise. Organizations that want to always hire the best—whether permanent or on contract—aren’t choosy about where the worker gets the job done. What are important are the innovation, the result, and the schedule. So, companies have to remain flexible to stay competitive and to enable effective collaboration across the R & D team’s efforts.
Deploying and managing user-located workstations with a diversely geographical staff is expensive. IT departments are turning to hosted workstations to enable evolving engineering workforces, because:
• Hosted workstation solutions enable IT to quickly, efficiently, and securely provide anytime/anywhere access to powerful, graphical workstations.
• Hosted workstations give engineers a choice to use a variety of end-point devices, such as tablets, laptops, PCs, and even smartphones, so they can be productive on any device at any time of their choosing.
• Client virtualization enables organizations to address the mobility, data security, and regulatory requirements of an evolving workforce.
• By centralizing and standardizing workstation operations, IT can provide employees the mobility that they desire, while maintaining data security, simplifying management, and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).