Use Cases | Shared Desktops
Hot-desking and shared desktops are becoming more commonplace, particularly amongst hybrid workforces. The challenge is to simplify IT requirements and secure these devices, while delivering a consistent and seamless experience for each individual end-user.
Agile workspaces for the modern workforce
ThinScale enables your IT team to deliver personalized workspaces (with or without VDI) to any on-site device, based on the user profile that logs in. This means that workers never lose productivity, no matter what device they use.
There’s no need to re-image the device between users, and no risk of cross-contamination of data between users.
Personalised Workspace Delivery at Scale
With ThinScale, virtual workspaces are delivered at a user level, based on the log-in profile. In other words, the workspace travels with the user and not the device. This is ideally suited to shared desktop or hot-desking configurations, where there may be multiple users of a device throughout the week, or even over the course of a day. And where a single user may be using different devices throughout their working schedule. Each workspace is encrypted and protected against data leaks in compliance with GDPR, HIPAA and PCI DSS.
Simplified IT Management
One of the challenges for an IT team charged with managing shared devices is the shifting requirements of certain user groups, and ensuring applications and devices are up to date. ThinScale makes this easier on a day-to-day level through its Central Management Console. Here, changes to things like administrative rights, application delivery, patch management and so on, can be carried out across all devices as required with one touch. Changes can also be made at a user profile level if necessary.
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership
By converting corporate, on-site devices into thin clients, IT teams can extend their lifespan by almost double (from 4-5 years to 7-9 years). In terms of overall hardware spend, this can have a significantly positive impact, freeing up budget to invest in other key areas.
Converting devices to thin clients can also lower the barrier to entry for VDI projects, by eliminating the need to purchase high-spec devices. Learn more about our thin client conversion software and its benefits here.