Microsoft MDOP Helps SMBs Address the Challenges of Multiple Offices and Mobile Employees

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eMazzanti explains the benefits of desktop virtualization solutions in a new article

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Microsoft has the virtualization and collaboration solutions to put everyone on the same page, even if they are not in the same office.

eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and managed services provider (MSP), outlines the benefits of desktop virtualization technologies in a new article geared toward small and mid-size businesses (SMBs).

“Virtual small businesses and others with geographically dispersed employees need modern tools to work effectively,” said Jennifer Mazzanti, President, eMazzanti Technologies. “Microsoft has the virtualization and collaboration solutions to put everyone on the same page, even if they are not in the same office.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article “Microsoft MDOP Helps SMBs Address the Challenges of Multiple Offices and Mobile Employees”. Read the full article here.

“On December 8, 2014, Microsoft announced the availability of MDOP 2014 R2 which includes significant enhancements to the included App-V and UE-V solutions,” the article begins.

“MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Package) is a suite of virtualization and security technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers that helps maximize the benefits offered by Windows. It continues to grow in popularity with customers, recently increasing to over 56 million customer licenses worldwide.

Small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) increasingly use the powerful features of MDOP to cope with the challenges of multiple offices and mobile employees.”

Microsoft Application Virtualization

App-V, a powerful tool in MDOP, makes it easier for companies to access, manage and personalize key business applications across devices. It enables “anywhere access” to virtualized applications on authorized devices without requiring that the application be installed on the machine.

According to Techaisle, desktop virtualization generates an impressive set of benefits, including cost reductions, improved data security and increased availability of applications. Users see mobility, security, flexibility, and manageability as key factors driving implementation of the technology.

For example, retail operations use virtual desktops to ensure that customer information remains confidential. Professional services firms deliver on-site functionality to at-home or mobile employees. And schools can leverage low-cost, session-based desktop solutions to enhance student performance.

Cost savings

In addition to providing access to business customers’ desktop and business applications and personalized Windows environments from anywhere, MDOP also offers sizeable, long-term cost savings.

IDC recently estimated that the increased productivity and automation of systems using MDOP solutions can reduce annual PC costs by $200, a 36% reduction. Added to productivity gains and less dependence on third-party software, less hardware, and reduced software licensing costs, annual savings can exceed $500 per PC.

Multi-site Enabling Technologies

Companies with multiple offices face a host of challenges. In addition to desktop and application virtualization solutions, a variety of technologies can be employed to overcome the distance.

Microsoft Lync – Lync is a secure video conferencing, instant messaging and screen sharing system. It uses “presence” to let users know whether someone is actively using their computer. Easy-to-use video conferencing with Skype compatibility connects workers, customers and vendors in dispersed locations.

Microsoft SharePoint – SharePoint helps teams collaborate while they share and discover company information like employee handbooks, forms, brochures, spec sheets and project documentation. Other capabilities such as discussion boards and application web access help dispersed employees work together.

Microsoft Outlook – Email, shared calendars, task management, contact lists and Microsoft Office integration help employees coordinate activities.

eMazzanti Can Help

eMazzanti is ready to show business leaders how modern collaboration and productivity tools will cut costs and open up new growth opportunities for companies with multiple locations. Improve productivity and flexibility by taking advantage of desktop and application virtualization technologies built around Windows 8.1, Office 365 and Office 2013. To explore the options, please contact eMazzanti Technologies at info(at)emazzanti(dot)net or call 1-866-EMAZZANTI.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.

Serving more than 400 Hoboken, NJ, NYC area and international customers, eMazzanti is Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of the Year and 2013 Northeast Region Partner of the Year, a 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and has made the Inc. 5000 list five years running. Contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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