At GridCSP, we are passionate about desktop virtualization as part of a comprehensive solution for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and other mobile device and desktop computing management.
Desktop virtualization makes available the same set of productivity applications and data, no matter what device or computer the employee works with. The desktop exists on the cloud, and applications run on windows based application servers.
In order for employees to make the most of this exciting world, a comprehensive training strategy and goals are required. Your employees are the end users of the virtual desktop. There will be a variety of skill levels and job requirements that dictate the needs of each employee (or class of employee). Different training classes maybe required.
As an employer, be aware that introducing this kind of change will meet with resistance. Employees will be asked to leave their comfort zone and typical “this is my PC, and I have it setup just the way I want it!” mentality. Showing employees that this tool enables any PC or mobile device to have a desktop setup exactly the same way will aid in achieving buy-in. Making the employee that he is less at risk from a security perspective since the device has nothing stored locally also helps with understanding. Theft or loss is less onerous because the actual data and applications run server side.
Many training methods are available to help employees make the most of the technology and to achieve buy in, including live instruction in a classroom setting, one on one training, webinars. At GridCSP, we have the drive, passion and expertise to help you sort through these issues, determine a training strategy and help you implement it.
Contact GridCSP for more information about employee training for Desktop Virtualization.