Hybrid Work with Azure AVD

Optimizing Hybrid Work with Azure Virtual Desktop

As of 2023, approximately 28% of employees in Florida work in a hybrid work environment, according to Forbes Advisor. And while we don’t have hard data we do know that the ability to work remotely or in a hybrid work arrangement helped drive the population growth here since 2020.

Coupled with the Tampa Bay and South Florida tech and financial boom, the hybrid work model is just going to grow…

And you as a business owner can use Azure Virtual Desktop, or AVD, as a way to improve security, lower infrastructure costs and make it easy to add (and subtract) hybrid or remote employees to your business.

Why Azure Virtual Desktop Works for Hybrid Businesses

For companies navigating the hybrid work model, Azure Virtual Desktop offers specific advantages that align with the needs of a distributed workforce. Here are the key benefits:

  • Anywhere Access: AVD enables employees to securely access their desktops and applications from any location, providing the true essence of a hybrid work environment.
  • Device Flexibility: Whether using a personal laptop, tablet, or smartphone, AVD supports a range of devices, ensuring employees can work effectively with the tools they prefer.
  • Scalable Resources: As workforce demands fluctuate, AVD allows companies to scale their virtual desktop resources up or down, ensuring efficient use of IT infrastructure.
  • Cost Management: With AVD’s pay-as-you-go pricing, businesses can optimize their spending by only paying for the virtual desktop resources they use, reducing the need for upfront capital investment in hardware.
  • Simplified IT Management: AVD streamlines the management of virtual desktops, reducing the complexity and overhead associated with traditional VDI solutions.
  • Enhanced Security: Leveraging Microsoft’s advanced security protocols, AVD provides a secure environment for company data and applications, crucial for remote and hybrid work settings.
  • Seamless Collaboration: Integration with Microsoft 365 and Teams ensures that employees have a cohesive and collaborative experience, mirroring the office environment virtually.

Sample Scenarios – How Microsoft AVD Can Help

Scenario: Expanding Tech Startup

Imagine a tech startup, “XYZTech,” experiencing rapid growth due to the success of their AI-powered analytics platform. Their team is set to double in size, with new hires located across different regions.

To support this expansion and enable a hybrid workforce, and with the recommendation and support from Verified Technologies, they decide to implement Microsoft AVD.

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Benefits for “XYZTech”:

  • Remote Work Enablement: With AVD, XYZTech’s employees can access their work environment from anywhere, using any device, which is crucial for their developers and sales teams who are scattered around the country.
  • Scalability: As XYZTech’s team grows, AVD allows them to easily add or remove user access, providing a scalable solution that can keep pace with their rapid expansion.
  • Centralized Management: Verified Technologies an in-house IT administrators can manage virtual desktops centrally, streamlining the deployment of updates and ensuring consistency across the workforce.
  • Enhanced Security: AVD offers built-in security features that protect sensitive data, even when accessed from personal devices, which is essential for XYZTech’s intellectual property protection.
  • Cost Savings: By using AVD, XYZTech can minimize the need for physical hardware upgrades and reduce IT overhead, translating into significant cost savings.
  • Business Continuity: Let’s face it – Florida is subject to fluctuating power, wind and flood events – and in the event of these local disruptions, employees can continue working without interruption, ensuring business operations remain stable.

Azure Virtual Desktop Implementation Outcome:

With AVD and Verified, XYZTech successfully supports its hybrid workforce, providing a secure, reliable, and efficient platform. And that’s a platform that doesn’t require significant capital expenditures – only proportional expenses commensurate with GROWTH.

Conclusion - Adopting AVD

By working with Verified Technologies and incorporating AVD into your IT strategy, you can provide your hybrid workforce with a secure, flexible, and cost-effective solution that supports productivity and collaboration, regardless of where work happens.

Verified Technologies does NOT provide any cyber security services, cyber monitoring, hacking detection services in our regular managed services agreements unless it’s specifically defined in a separate statement of work. Please contact us with any questions.