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COVID-19: Clearing the Hurdles of Managing a Remote Computing Environment

COVID-19: Clearing the Hurdles of Managing a Remote Computing Environment

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we look at work. It has meant spending more time than ever in our homes.

That has led to an increase in employees using personal laptops and PCs for work. Just a few short months ago, it was fairly easy to maintain things when in the office. Now, there are new challenges, as team members may not connect back into an office network to receive updates to the software or operating system.

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If you standardize a remote desktop environment, however, you can control what’s happening from anywhere, from configuration updates to software maintenance to managing employees.


There’s no need to design, build, and maintain a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in-house when Thrive can do it for you. Our Cloud Workspace gives your organization access to virtual desktop and applications from any device while maximizing performance. The secure, private cloud platform cuts out the need for expensive hardware.

Standardizing the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure allows us to access the management platform quickly. Without having to try to connect to a device remotely, we cut down the amount of time a helpdesk request takes.

Think about your organization or team for a moment. There’s a good chance that employees have joined the team, while others have departed during COVID-19. How are you onboarding new users and bringing them up to speed, or safely handling offboarding tasks?

Thrive has automated its service delivery model in recent years to help organizations onboard new users and handle offboarding tasks in a matter of hours. The days of manually punching in sales orders or having to approve files are gone. In the past, it could take three to four days to finalize software and hardware for an end user, leaving them waiting.

These days, once a new hire has been brought on board, they can log in from anywhere in the world if VDI is in place. All managers need to do is fill out a form, follow HR protocols, and a new user can be activated. On the flipside, if a user leaves the company, it’s easy to go in, fill out the form, and disable an account so that the user no longer has access. We continue to add all kinds of automation to the platform as time goes on, making it easier to reduce costs, increase data security, and enable end users to access desktop applications and data faster.


The Thrive Cloud Workspace delivers Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), with back-end VDI fully managed and hosted by Thrive. Thrive’s Cloud Workspace allows for remote desktop environments or VDI depending on the requirements of your organization.

To learn more about advancing your remote computing environment in these times, and in the future, contact the team at Thrive today!