The financial services industry operates under constant regulatory pressures. Yet it needs to be agile enough to respond to client needs and rapidly changing market conditions. The ability to function with quick turnaround times, capitalize on opportunities, and provide end user computing resources in a highly secure and reliable fashion is why more banks and credit unions are moving to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). This is why we're excited to spotlight 3 of them in the next episode of our VDI customer success webinar series.
Take a look at this graph from Google Trends. It shows the popularity of the search term "VDI" in the finance industry over the last 9 months.
Why the sudden increase in popularity? Financial services firms face several IT challenges that VDI solves:
- Enable remote access to Windows applications for all employees
- Streamline Windows image and application management for IT
- Improve security by pulling data off edge devices and centralizing it in the data center
Unidesk nails #2 (and enables #1 and #3). Recently, two mid-sized local banks in the greater Boston area started deploying Unidesk as their app delivery and image management solution for VDI. So we asked Marlborough Savings Bank and Needham Bank to participate in a roundtable webinar with long-time customer North Country Federal Credit Union (who is now 100% virtualized on the desktop) to share their stories.
If you want to better understand the benefits of VDI as opposed to PCs directly from your peers, this is your chance.
Here's what Michael, James, and Daniel will be talking about:
- How to simplify the delivery of core banking apps such as Fiserv;
- How to scale VDI and some of the gotchas to avoid;
- What application layering is and why it is rapidly replacing traditional application virtualization technologies;
- How to reduce the number of Windows images to patch to just 1;
- Printing, BYOD, personalization, ROI, cost justification, and other topics provided by attendees as they registered will also be discussed.
Save your seat! After all, as Warren Buffett says, "If you don't invest in things you know, you're just gambling!"