What Is A Modern Workplace?

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has had a significant impact on IT, workers, and organizations overall. The modern workplace is a term used to describe organisations that recognise digital collaboration, technology, and tools as the way of the future. It primarily involves the integration of third spaces and having employees work remotely.

To successfully transition to the modern workplace, companies across all industries need to be able to provide a secure, productive remote work experience for employees that feels just like being in the office or studio.

How To Achieve A Modern Workplace

It is important to identify the challenges you’ll face during the transition. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Can your employees work from home?
  • Do they have the right equipment and technology?
  • Will your current technology or system require you to acquire new hardware for your employees’ remote work?
  • Do they need training?
  • Do you have enough budget and resources to initiate the transition?

Centralizing valuable resources and assets under a common framework that assumes both the network connection and end device can be trusted is completely doable with cloud-based solutions.

Key Considerations In Cloud-based Solutions

  • Security and end-user experience are inseparable
    Security can often be incredibly complex to implement. Even more so in the context of remote access, firewalls and VPNs which can confuse users unaccustomed to them and increase the support burden of already overtaxed resources. Therefore, we must make sure the solutions are simple enough that end users can consume them and perform their jobs reliably without creating barriers with security that prevent them from doing their jobs.
  • Risk management needs to permeate everything
    You need a process in place to address risk management and compliance as you’re making IT decisions and managing change.
  • High-feature, low-cost comes with a price
    Companies are paying the price for high-feature, low-cost solutions, and unfortunately, they’re often paying it in the form of security breaches. Understand that it is essential to find high-quality products, and you’ve got to be willing to pay for it.
  • To be sustainable, it must be secure
    Dangers are posed to organizations who didn’t have a plan and have sent home trusted devices to operate on home networks with no threat protection, leaving them vulnerable to breaches and data exfiltration. Sustainable, long-term work from home solutions need to address how employees from home networks can operate without reducing the security of company assets and data.

Meet Teradici’s PCoIP

PCoIP technology from Teradici uses advanced display compression to provide end-users with cloud-based virtual machines as a convenient alternative to local computers. This virtual workspace architecture compresses, encrypts, and transmits only pixels to a broad range of software clients, mobile clients, and stateless PCoIP Zero Clients, providing a highly secure enterprise environment.

From a user’s perspective, there is no difference between working with a local computer loaded with software and an endpoint receiving a streamed pixel representation from a central computer.

How Does PCoIP Technology Work?

A basic PCoIP configuration showing the client component, host component, and an optional license server component.

Teradici has developed the PCoIP protocol to support efficient encoding and decoding with both software and hardware platforms. This has created a unique ecosystem of solutions that can serve the needs of knowledge workers, security-conscious users, and the most performance-demanding users, including agents on the host and clients:

  • PCoIP Standard Agents and PCoIP Graphics Agents for VDI and cloud instances.
  • PCoIP Software Clients for most major operating systems.
  • Secure, high-performance, and easy-to-manage PCoIP Zero Clients.
  • PCoIP Mobile Clients for iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

PCoIP protocol advancements also include:

  • Client-side image caching to reduce bandwidth.
  • Bandwidth management enhancements to improve the experience on congested and lossy WAN and wireless networks.
  • Display optimization resulting in significant performance improvement when content is dragged across the desktop.
  • PCoIP profile settings to enable the most suitable quality level for best power and bandwidth utilization.
  • Audio compression enhancements to improve audio quality and reduce bandwidth when using audio output devices.
  • Session-resume capability to automatically resume sessions when network connectivity is changed or when moving between wireless access points.
  • Mobile client user experience enhancements to handle native touch events.
  • Intelligent compression of virtual channel data.

Architecturally, a basic configuration includes only a few components: a client, a host, and an optional license server as shown next.

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