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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a key offering from DMDS. It allows businesses to access desktop applications such as Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, ERP software such as Sage 50 and Microsoft Dynamics from both inside and outside the office.

We have put together a list of 7 things you should know about VDI and why it may be worth considering - 1. Work From Anywhere, From Any Device Businesses are global and employees need access to resources 24/7 so that no important information or lead is missed out. This requirement can be successfully fulfilled with VDI which gives you the ability to securely work and access your organization's data from any location.

In addition, VDI services are at the point where your hosted applications can be accessed from virtually any device, any operating system. Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Chromebooks are all supported.

2. VDI Allows for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Bring Your Own Device is a term used by various organizations that allow their employees to bring their personal devices to offices to aid in accomplishment of daily tasks.

However, there are a number of challenges faced by organizations when they allow employees to work from their own device.

VDI offers a solution to these challenges by connecting the devices to virtual desktops seamlessly. The organization has complete control over the virtual desktops. They can also control the access given to their employees and monitor activity. 3. Lower Operating Costs

You may assume VDI increases overall technology costs compared to traditional VPN access and workstations. However that's not necessarily the case. A good fully managed VDI solution will reduce current recurring hardware costs and maintenance. VDI services through a Managed Service Provider (such as DMDS) are not only maintained, they often include endpoint security software, regular backups, Multi-Factor Authentication and more with the cost of the service.

4. Improved Security

The most common myth about hosted applications is that it may be insecure. However, VDI is more secure compared to traditional workstations, especially laptops, as the data is stored on cloud servers situated in remote data centers. If the device is stolen, there's significantly less risk of your organization's data being compromised.

Moreover, virtual desktop hosting providers have security safeguards such as multi-factor authentication, data encryption, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS and IPS) to ensure total protection of your data.

Access Controls are also implemented to set roles and permissions on files so that no unauthorized user can access them. 5. More Control and Customization Virtual desktops are configured to a standard, these standards can be customized by the customer as needed. This setup gives businesses the ability to offer the same applications and settings for multiple employees. It can also save on expensive software licensing costs. 6. Increased Scalability Your VDI platform can be adjusted as needed. With a traditional workstation, basic upgrades such as additional memory or storage involve hardware changes. With VDI, compute resources, memory and storage can all be upgraded, often without downtime. 7. Better Green Profile By hosting applications and servers in the private cloud it eliminates the need for running servers and additional hardware on-site at the office. If you're looking to reduce energy costs, equipment waste and your organization's carbon footprint, implementing VDI will help.

Does your business use VDI? Let us know how it's working out in the comments. Interested in discussing a hosted VDI solution for your business? DMDS can help, with secure, fully managed hosted application services.

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FABTECH 2019 Chicago is less than a week away! DMDS will be in attendance, networking, learning and discussing cloud-hosted ERP and CAD software, endpoint security, and data protection services catered to the manufacturing industry. Join us at North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event November 11th - 14th.

For financial institutions (FIs) leveraging the cloud, the earliest adoption was often the high-performance computing grid to support complex modelling. Gone were the days when limited capacity of on-premises mainframes meant that quants or actuaries had to wait for the compute resources they needed to run their models - Across workloads, the cloud allows businesses to immediately scale up compute resources at peak times and scale down when demand dips, paying only for what they use.

From grids, many FIs expanded to development and test environments. While a finite number of test environments can be a bottleneck for innovation, the cloud enables FIs to quickly stand up the environments they need to test their applications. This reduces cost and allows for a faster time to market. It also enables experimentation. Banks, capital markets firms, and insurers are more quickly introducing new channels, applications for the business, and solutions that span distribution, analytics, core systems of record, financials and all stops on the way.

What is Modernization? For most institutions, hundreds of businesses and service applications have been layered within their infrastructures over time, requiring significant IT overhead to maintain. Cost reduction and business growth continue to be top priorities, and firms are discovering that the monolithic architectures, silo-ed data structures and low interoperability of their on-premises core systems no longer meet their needs. Businesses are now modernizing core systems on the cloud to unlock more value for their firm and customers. If reliable security protection, database replication, network hardening and messaging infrastructure are made available, FIs can reconsider where to focus their time and resources.

This, as well as software providers taking over infrastructure management that was previously managed by customers in a data center, has led to an understanding in the financial services industry that software-as-a-service (SaaS), or cloud computing, is the future. Consumer Banking Banks have adopted new digital channels and leveraged the prevalence of data to ensure that customers have friction-less, smart and safe ways of purchasing products and services. More recently, banks have increased efforts to deliver a more personalized experience, addressing common feedback from customers who feel their banks know little about them. When migrating to the cloud, banks are able to access capacity on-demand to run real-time analytics to improve customer experience.

Capital Markets Capital markets firms have changed their business model to be more customer focused, delivering new products and services that enable customers to better manage their money, respond more quickly to market fluctuations and produce higher returns. The cloud has helped drive a reduction in fees and an increase in the sophistication in the tools available to investors. Insurers The insurance industry is also modernizing systems with the cloud, and expanding their work from the core systems into digital customer experiences and advanced analytics. Before, too much of an insurer’s IT budget was relegated to supporting legacy systems. By moving to the cloud, insurers were able to reallocate IT funds from running the business to transforming and growing the business.

The Cloud is The Future of the Finance Industry What’s exciting about the cloud is the ability to simultaneously enable multiple customers while at the same time, reduce operating costs and open up access to innovation for FIs at a much higher velocity and at a lower cost. The cloud is the future and the future is bright. DMDS specializes in private and public cloud technology solutions for finance and FinTech industries. Have you taken the first steps to modernize systems and infrastructure? We have services and answers to questions about security and compliance that can help get your firm started. #DMDSMANAGED #FinTech #HedgeFund

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