This special issue of Access highlights end-user computing projects that took unique approaches to tackling challenges around desktop and application delivery. We recognize two organizations for their innovative initiatives that improved productivity for end users and simplified administration for IT teams.
Please join me in congratulating the winners of the Access Innovation Awards:
The University of Arkansas‘ use of Dell EMC‘s infrastructure hardware and software services, as well as thin clients and VMware’s VDI software, which allowed the school to reduce IT’s management workload. End users saw benefits of greater flexibility regarding access to their applications and better support for graphics-intensive apps and processing on Windows 10 machines.
Informa‘s deployment of Liquidware monitoring software, which made possible the company’s migration from physical and virtual desktops to cloud-hosted desktops from Amazon WorkSpaces. The project challenged the common notion that desktop as a service is only for desktop deployments done from scratch.
These award-winning projects demonstrate how organizations that embrace endpoint diversity, cloud computing and user experience-focused strategies can transform existing end-user processes. By taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies and finessing different products to work well together, they’ve shown their innovation. All organizations can take a page out of these companies’ books to get ahead in the age of digital transformation.
This post originally appeared in the January 2018 issue of the Access e-zine.