Remote Desktop Access: Androids and iPads for the Mobile Workforce
A globalized business environment is made up of multinational organizations with offices and clientele
spread across nations, and a workforce operating out from these distant locations. The aggressive
competitive environment has paved way for teams working together across multiple time zones. Remote
working thus has become a vital factor in the drive for corporate success and employee productivity.
Providing these workforce with an anytime anywhere access to their workstations will help them become
mobile and ensure higher productivity.
Earlier, the most common method of providing mobility to the workforce was through a Virtual Private
Network. Though VPN’s used an encrypted system for access to the corporate network, the security of
the data and information in transit was questionable. However, as technological innovations came
around, remote desktop access technology has facilitated the remote teams an easy access to their files
and folders thus bringing about increased productivity and business continuity while ensuring application
VPN access however works out as costly and risky options. Further, with the increasing number of
handheld devices used for corporate communication, the business houses are challenged to find ways for
providing full application availability from these remote devices, smartphones and tablets. These global
organizations besides providing the workforce with mobility also needs to ensure that the vulnerable
data is secure and does not leave the corporate network. The anytime anywhere access of the desktop
at the workplace means even when the primary access device is lost, the workers should be able to
access resources from any alternate device which might be an iPad or iPhone. Such iPad remote access
will increase employee productivity even in case of non-mobile workforce.
Leading service providers have worked out iPad and Android remote desktop solutions to provide
enterprises with cost-effective and efficient data access support systems for tablets and smartphones.
These besides preventing data leakage facilitate complete application availability. The Android remote
desktop environment is innovatively installed in the corporate network with user credentials to ensure
secure usage. This also requires registrations of the physical or virtual desktops through database or end-
users through the registration technology.
The appliance based solution from the leading service providers being an enterprise controlled and
operated services does not open the corporate networks to any third party networks, thus ensuring
prevention of data leakage for iPad and Android remote access. Further, users can download the free
application for the App stores to their corporate machines or personal devices while leveraging the
complete applications existing on the desktop along with security infrastructure.
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