Security and Uniformity in the Cloud
The power of cloud computing, of course, makes the collaboration happen, and the cloud also supports uniformity and security for agencies.
Agencies can ensure that employees have the same experience in the office or remotely when deploying virtual desktop infrastructure or Desktop as a Service. Organizations may run VDI solutions by VMware or Citrix from their data centers, tying user devices to a common environment and ensuring security with centralized management.
Cloud also opens access to government resources through identity management systems inside and outside the walls of an agency office. Identity management services such as Okta allow agencies to shield resources behind a secure login. Employees can access applications through computers or smartphones with real-time multifactor authentication. Agencies can control a user’s access or authorization on the fly.
Agencies that embraced around-the-clock use of these tools and others only this year surely will discover their utility for both in-office and remote workforces. Lowering barriers to telework and remote work will only enhance productivity in the office and across the organization.