The explosion of mobile devices has changed the way we work, live, and play. Gone are the days of being tethered to PC’s in our home offices or desktops at work. We can now literally take our job on the road and access our desktops and applications from anywhere, anyplace, anytime.
Two years ago, I was a part–time contractor at Cisco and thought it was pretty cool to have the choice to telework and perform my job remotely from any location. With a trusty laptop running my virtual desktop, I was able to be mobile, do my job as a Cisco employee with meetings via WebEx, meet other clients and, take my son to his baseball practices – all with the freedom and flexibility of work life balance Cisco provides.
Desktop virtualization moves data, voice, and video productivity applications now used on phones and computers onto servers in the data center. This creates a nimble virtual workspace for any agency user who can access their virtual desktop they choose from any device they bring or own in support of their agency’s policy of BYOD.
With Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI), teleworkers and field employees from across various regions can be more efficient with access to their desktops and applications which gives them the ability to collaborate with other agencies. Agency administrators can easily centralize and manage numerous desktops. Virtual desktops are backed up regularly and the full desktop image can be redeployed in minutes rather than the longer time it takes to reimage a physical desktop. And in the event of a disaster, users gain secure access to their data and application from any location. With the passage of the Telework Enhancement Act 2010 government agencies are looking for ways to reduce cost and be more efficient and improve work life balance for their employees. Customers like GSA is setting the pace for Federal Telework and has partnered with Cisco and others to set the pace for a successful adoption.
As government agencies are looking for ways to reduce costs and be more efficient, Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure can help virtualize desktops and increase your agency efficiency.
Just a note – I am now back at Cisco as a full time employee and enjoying all the benefits of working from home, in the office or out in the stands on the field.
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