People now work from wherever they need to, using what they have: company laptops, smartphones, tablet devices, their home PC.

For an IT department, managing and securing numerous end devices and access points soon becomes overly complex and costly.

Virtual computing frees employees and IT from the constraints of traditional computing, turning IT into an on-demand service, and putting people – not data centres – at the centre.

At the same time, IT is able to focus on key business value – delivering business-critical services, maintaining availability and limiting risk.

Meanwhile, employees who are free to work wherever and whenever, on whatever device they choose tend to deliver great results and enjoy an effective balance between career and family.

Your business becomes more agile, sees increased employee engagement and retention, lowers overheads and reduces its carbon footprint.

First steps

How can you benefit from technologies such as virtualisation and cloud computing? What are the costs and risks?

1. Look at where you are right now, and find out what’s holding you back

Book a technology audit or use our self-service guide to evaluate your current situation.

2. Consider your key requirements
Data storage and transfer; collaboration within and outside of the company; business continuity needs; archiving and backup; software licensing.

3. Compare your options
This is a huge task. Ploughing through the multitude of services on offer and identifying the most suitable for you is something we can help you with, as a trusted partner.

4. Know the limitations
No technology is perfect, no matter what the sales team tells you. Your choice will necessarily have disadvantages associated with it. The good news is that these can be mitigated as long as you are aware of the downsides and risks. Knowledge is power, after all.