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There is a convergence of both timing and technology occurring right now that will catapult the virtual desktop to a place where people will hardly remember what their work life was without it. If you don’t yet have something like Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) in your organization, I believe now is the time to give it a serious look.
July 30, 2021 | By Jamie O'Brien, cloud , VDI , Modern Workspace , Application Migration , Windows 7 Cloud Adoption , Managing the Desktop , IT strategy , Innovation , Best practices , Application Delivery Cloud Computing
Moving, in whatever context, is always fraught with unexpected variables, whether it is moving to a new physical home, or to a digital one. Every business, from time-to-time, has to move from one digital home to another as the standards of computing evolve alongside business requirements. Over the past quarter century this has meant moves from Unix, DOS, or Windows 3.1 to Windows NT, 95, 98, or XP, then to Vista, 7, 10, and now Windows 11. Perhaps your situation involved a shift to virtual desktops or even a cloud-only or hybrid cloud platform.
Overhauling your IT infrastructure can be a huge undertaking and one that requires a fulsome understanding and well-thought-out plan. Often the most challenging aspect of the overall process is understanding your workload and workflows, both today and going forward, to determine what should stay on-prem and what should migrate to the cloud. This will enable you to be most adaptive and agile for existing and future business needs. Doing so also ensures you’re maximizing efficiency with both costs and resources, avoiding over-provisioning or unintentional hoarding of resources.
In part one of this blog, I outlined the reasons why organizations need an Incident Response Plan (IRP). Any organization that stores Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or private financial data needs to have a plan in place for when (not if) they are hit with a cyberattack.
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