In today’s world people are looking for the new “App Store” approach to delivering resources to the end users. The end users want a more self-service model to deliver applications, collaboration and social media services, which when coupled with business policy can deliver a more flexible solution for both the business and the end user – with the added benefit of creating time for the IT department.
With this in mind, people are always coupling applications and desktops in the same category; but is the desktop the inhibitor for companies wanting to move to a more flexible agile delivery model for the business and for its users?
Today’s application virtualisation technology, cloud delivery models and Desktop-as-a-Service solutions are enabling companies to stay ahead of the IT doldrums and be more agile when delivering new and innovative technology; retaining staff and having a business continuity model which is just continuing to work with the same solution you use day to day.
Instead of being tied down to an inflexible model, that is only in place because they are constantly in a battle to keep the IT systems afloat, they can move to deliver services from a cloud provider and instead spend the time saved ensuring that systems are up to improving the business process.
I am not saying that going back to a 100% outsourced model is correct either, a model where the inhibitors are turned into drivers and the IT department is moved from being a drain to a business enabler.
Businesses needs to wake up and understand that there are better ways to deliver services, utilising the valuable resource of the IT department to improve business process, and that they are not there to be the mechanic to keep things working.
Is your desktop solution stopping the evolution of your business?