In addition, the installation of any licensed software at employee’s home complicate license tracking and compliance. IT has to prove that all programs and applications used by workers are properly licensed. In case of a software audit, the organization also has to differentiate which software belongs to the company and which one is owned by the individual user.
VDI solves all these issues keeping licensed software within the organization data center and enabling users to access remotely to any program they need. Thus, it eliminates the requirement for licensing and tracking the applications which are not installed in the PCs at the office. It also helps to centrally and remotely manage all organization licenses.
Licensing is not the only advantage of using virtual desktops in organizations supporting work from home. In upcoming posts we’ll deal with other benefits, such as security and support.