BOSTON – January 30, 2024 – Enterprise computing in 2024 will reflect the “new normal,” as organizations around the world have now learned to balance remote, hybrid, and in-office workforces, according to Karen Gondoly, CEO of Leostream™, the world’s leading Remote Desktop Access Platform provider. Accommodations made by employers and IT professionals have fully taken root, and employee end users stand to benefit from advancements in end-user computing.
“The enterprise mindset has really changed from how to enable working from home at least some time, to how to foster a modern workplace that maintains efficiencies regardless of location,” said Gondoly. “Even organizations mandating a return to the office have realized that the new normal means staying flexible, and it’s these modernizations that keep society and the workplace moving forward.”
Gondoly offered the following predictions for end-user computing in 2024:
Of course, AI
Certainly no year-ahead predictions would be complete without noting that enterprises everywhere are considering how to use AI and policies around its use. In 2024, we’ll see ‘end-user AI’ take hold as employees access AI apps. We’ll also see emphasis on isolation, including tools to isolate corporate data and PII, plus discussions around how to control and monitor employee use of generative AI tools like ChatGPT.
GPUs for all
It’s already a trend that more workers are getting access to GPUs, which is impacting cloud capacity, increasing prices, and creating longer lead times for hardware. It’s financially out of reach to give every end user a GPU, and in remote desktop environments, high-performance display protocols that can make use of cloud GPUs are also pricey. 2024 will perhaps bring a better focus on display protocols that can leverage and optimize GPU usage.
ESG in EUC
Diversity, technology, and sustainability are the three most important ideas in modern workplaces, and enterprises are investing in, and addressing, ESG goals like never before. How they deploy and optimize EUC can be part of an ESG commitment. EUC technologies like Microsoft 365 and Amazon WorkSpaces Core can remove barriers, ‘democratize’ workplaces, and create equity.
Wins for SPs
2023 saw shrinking IT teams, but the upside is more opportunity for service providers, whether they be individuals or companies, that assist in designing and deploying EUC environments. The predictions above in particular are market-ready possibilities, and there are many EUC problems that warrant solutions plus a need for SPs that help smaller companies (and leaner IT staffs).
Enough about VDI
Conversations around “Virtual Desktop Infrastructures” tend to obscure the actual tech problems enterprises are trying to solve, like security, performance, efficiency, BYOD, and more. Instead of VDI, the industry needs to focus on what end users need: workspaces, applications, and data. These can be physical, virtual, or in the cloud, and the new normal is likely some of each. “I’ve been in this industry for 15 years. There has never been a ‘year of VDI,’ there never will be, and that’s okay,” said Gondoly. “
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