Most Remote Desktop Access Platforms fail to address common complexities associated with remote collaboration, leaving many end-users struggling to connect effectively with dispersed teams and colleagues.

In the widely-accepted world of work-from-anywhere, users require seamless collaboration.

Collaboration is often limited, partly because the work-from-anywhere shift happened almost instantly, leaving many organizations in a lurch while managing dispersed workforces and with legacy technology solutions not designed for modern hybrid or remote work environments.

Additionally, because work-from-anywhere is here to stay—many organizations are now considering modernizing their remote desktop solutions to leverage employee collaboration. Unfortunately, many organizations find themselves overwhelmed by the number of modern remote desktop solutions available—and because transitioning to a new provider can often appear daunting, time-consuming, and not worth the hassle, many organizations resist upgrading.

Ultimately, this adoption resistance impacts workflow efficiencies, compliance standards, mandates, and role-based access practices—resulting in a lack of team culture among globally dispersed colleagues. As a result, many organizations risk losing their competitive edge as they get left behind by their industry peers.

Further, limited visibility into what projects other team members are working on can inhibit collaboration and often results in user frustration. For example, suppose multiple team members are working on different parts of a project simultaneously. In that case, the inability to collaborate efficiently will cause difficulties for team members in understanding how their work fits into the larger picture––thus significantly impacting the ability of team members to coordinate effectively.

What’s worse—many remote desktop solutions simply don’t offer the required features to enable seamless, simple, and effective communication among team members. For example, the inability to quickly share files, send instant messages, or access video conferencing makes it difficult for team members to collaborate and share ideas in real-time—affecting project delivery times and team morale.

Adding to these frustrations are the technical limitations that many users face. In today’s world of multi-device environments, it seems as though everyone uses a different operating system. Interoperability issues can inhibit team members from using OS such as macOS or Linux. Further, slow or unstable internet connections and limited access to crucial documents prevent users from accomplishing projects.

Organizations must modernize their remote desktop solutions to overcome the aforementioned challenges, providing users with the features they need to collaborate effectively and work efficiently. Additionally, organizations must foster a culture of collaboration and consider equitable accessibility to all workers.

In the end, the success of any remote team relies on the effectiveness of its collaboration tools and strategies. By adopting modern remote desktop access solutions and implementing effective collaboration practices, organizations can improve workflow efficiencies, compliance standards, mandates, and role-based access practices, while ensuring their workforce remains connected and engaged, regardless of their physical location.