Thank you for Subscribing to CIO Applications Weekly Brief
Remote Work Reshaping Network Management
Employee decentralization has resulted in a gap in network operations management and monitoring. Network administrators no longer had complete visibility and control over their networks.
Fremont, CA: During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses made a slew of changes to accommodate employees working from home. When workforces became geographically dispersed, IT operations staff were put under pressure to keep the underlying infrastructure running at peak performance. Visibility and control gaps formed in many cases, forcing IT departments to make changes to regain appropriate management control levels.
How Management and Monitoring Gaps Formed
During the early stages of the pandemic, IT departments were laser-focused on improving remote access connectivity so employees could work from home. Employee decentralization has resulted in a gap in network operations management and monitoring. Network administrators no longer had complete visibility and control over their networks.
Because organizations expected employees to return to the office in a matter of weeks, network teams initially accepted the loss of proper management. However, as hybrid workplaces became a long-term corporate trend, IT needed to take a hard look at how to manage this new work environment. In addition, the future of network management demanded that teams learn to manage network security and performance regardless of where users connect.
VDI and DaaS
VDI and DaaS are two options for remote gateway hardware. VDI and DaaS are two technologies that improve the monitoring and control of network endpoint devices. They both allow remote workers to connect their PCs, laptops, or tablets to virtual desktops that run within the secure confines of a corporate data center or the cloud.
VDI and DaaS reduce the risk of endpoint device compromise, data leaks, and malware, all of which are more likely to occur at home than on a secure corporate network. Internal IT fully manages virtual desktops, allowing network teams to monitor and secure devices as if they were directly connected to the company LAN.