Peter von Oven – Founder & Chief Executive Officer
I’ve been lucky in my last few roles, as the companies I worked for offered flexible working or remote working. That meant I could work from home or just as easily from the local coffee shop so I could use their Wi-Fi connection, although that meant no pyjamas! Joking aside, working from home, for me, provided me some major advantages when it came to work/life balance. No more wasted time and money in rush hour traffic meant I started work earlier.
There are other clear advantages to the environment there too, but I’ll save those for another day. For me I was able to take the kids to school and be involved in home life more yet be more productive. It also meant I could continue working during ”snow” days for example. Although five years old, this report highlights some of the reasons why home working works.
With the all the focus on the current health situation, including working from home, this Guardian article only really discusses the well-being and practicalities behind working from home. But how do you ensure your employees have access to their applications and data that make them productive?
This has always been one of those difficult to solve challenges for any organization when it comes to delivering IT, but something they would like to solve due to the benefits.
In a Powwownow 2017 report, 67% of employees wish that they were offered flexible working policies, with 58% stating that having such a policy would help them become more motivated. In the same report 70% of people stated that a company with a flexible working policy would make that job more attractive to them.
So how can Droplet Computing help solve this challenge?
Droplet Computing has always been a solution for bring your own device and flexible working, it’s just the Coronavirus has heightened the need for organizations to implement a quick and cost-effective working from home strategy.
The ability to access your business applications on whichever device your employees have at home is hugely cost effective. Many remote working solutions require additional infrastructure and resources to transition to in a time of disaster. These solutions also do not come cheap and cannot be deployed quickly.
What does Droplet Computing containers enable?
Droplet Computing’s container technology enables application portability. It not only enables applications to run completely isolated from the underlying device operating system, but also allows you to run them offline. So, no matter what the situation is, your users will remain productive while having to work away from your office.
How quickly can I get up and running?
Deployment is fast and simple too. All you need to do is install apps into a container image and then distribute to your end users. A single image containing your apps will run across multiple platforms without change, supporting platforms such as Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS so there is no need to worry about what device the end users are using.
Oh, and by the way, Droplet Computing containers are completely isolated from the device OS and, therefore, are totally secure and locked away from potential hackers.
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Now, back to the Guardian article, you do of course have to trust your employees to be productive! To assist with that element, Droplet Computing is offering customers a free 30-day trial of our container solution, up to a maximum of 100 users so you can transition your employees to working at home at a moment’s notice.