Reaping real rewards from virtual desktops
Driven by a need for a more flexible and lower cost desktop computing environment to meet changing business demands, a growing number of organisations are embracing virtual desktop services.
With our Managed Desktop service, we help our customers reap the benefits of desktop virtualisation, alongside traditional services to de-risk their investment. Our blended approach enables them to leverage the right mix of local and virtualised desktops to meet the specific needs and expectations of their end-users. What’s more, as customer requirements evolve and change over time, we can flex the service to increase (or reduce) the number of services provided virtually.
We help organisations decide whether different users are best suited to thick or thin client systems, implement virtual desktops to meet specific needs and provide the right level of application virtualisation to deliver more secure and agile services.
Importantly, Fujitsu uses trusted private cloud services – built to support secure, enterprise-class computing – making delivery of the desktop as a service a viable approach for business.
Why it pays to go virtual
CIOs are finding virtual client services provide an effective way to manage changes in the size and profile of their workforce, whilst also addressing cost and data security concerns.
Users are benefiting from a flexible, more personalised computing experience – whether they’re at home, on the move or in the office – and using an increasingly diverse set of devices, such as PCs, iPads and smartphones.
Businesses are seeing the benefits of reduced operating costs – and savings of up to 40% in the cost of desktop service provision.
How can desktop virtualisation help you?
- Simplify technology refreshes: enable easier, lower cost deployment of new technologies, such as Windows 7 or 8.x and Office 2010/2013
- Reduce operational costs: through greater standardisation and automation, reduced asset costs and increased time-to-value when deploying new applications
- Better data protection and compliance: enforcing the use of centralised data stores, reducing the risk of losing data stored on thick clients
- Flexible provisioning: a remote desktop service enables new instances to be made available in seconds rather than days
- Improved user experience: support different user profiles and meet flexible working needs
The Galway Clinic transforms its server and desktop environments with virtualisation
The Galway Clinic turned to Fujtisu to deploy a virtualised server environment which allows it to host as many as 50 virtual servers across three physical hosts.
Schiphol Group: Outsourcing of IT Infrastructure
Fujitsu's innovative Sense and Respond methodology guarantees a reliable desktop environment, a more efficient business operation, lower management and support costs, higher productivity and a greater level of customer satisfaction.
BIS - Sense and Respond
Sense and Respond is Fujitsu's unique approach to service that eliminates wasted effort and cost. Instead of simply working to IT objectives, Fujitsu staff give priority to the customer's business objectives.
Irish Courts Service: IT managed services
Fujitsu have been awarded a four-year contract to provide complete managed services to the Irish Courts Service covering 1,250 desktops and 200 servers in over 70 offices throughout Ireland.
Insights & Opinions
In this opinion article, Fujitsu Strategy Consultant Mark Wilson argues that while tablets aren't new, next-generation devices like the iPad, as well as competing products running on Android, Windows and other operating systems, offer compelling new capabilities for consumers and enterprises alike, coupled with convenience and cost advantages. But organisations must rethink their desktop service and access strategies if they're going to take full advantage of the new form factor, he says.
The paybacks of adding a Lean dimension
Fujitsu's Andy Taylor argues the merits of a flexible, lean approach to tech support often refered to as “break-fix”. He shows how proactive monitoring and predictive maintenance can drastically reduce costs and improve service levels, often through the implementation of simple, commonsense measures. But he cautions CIOs must work with service providers like Fujitsu who have a specific, proven commitment to continual service improvement.
Bring Your Own Device:
By encouraging people to use their own devices at work and focusing on services rather than hardware, IT teams have a real chance to deliver enhanced value to the business