The end customer profile

Target segment: Trade, administration, marketing, construction

Target group: All computer workstations; up to 20 users at the same time; expandable.

Behind the scenes

Solution components

Vendors: HPE, Microsoft, Parallels, ALSO.
Product areas: ML350 Server, RAS v17, MS licences, ACMP, financing model.
Services: Installation, maintenance, managed services.

Value added

  • Secure working irrespective of location
  • Data remains in the company
  • Virtual working environment does not change for the user
  • Optimally adapted to suit the needs of SMEs
  • No investment costs.

Possible applications

Whether it’s necessary to move to a home office, work out in the field or at the management level, there are various reasons to be prepared for a scenario that allows employees to access company data even when they are not in the office. This type of scenario does not require moving data to the cloud and it can even be set up flexibly in your own company. Give selected employees access rights so that they can work without restrictions and safeguard your business processes.

Who will benefit from this solution and how?

Managing directors

Can use this solution to ensure quick, easy and safe use in home offices.

It managers

Get an expandable solution that is easy to set up and manage.

Employees

Can work anywhere and securely using their usual desktop environment.

The ALSO solution for decentralised work in detail

This means that: everything the employees see on their screens is streamed directly from the company to their home office. Apart from where they are located, nothing changes for them. A total of 20 users can access their remote desktop at the same time and therefore work outside of the company premises as standard and regardless of the total number of employees. This costs a user just €30 (list price) per month for 36 months. If the number of access authorisations is not sufficient, the system can, of course, be expanded as required. Versatile, often tailor-made finance models from ALSO can also cover this solution and make getting started even easier. In general, the usual ALSO rental model is used for all solution components.

And if, despite everything, you are still concerned about your data security, you need not worry. This solution offers various security options for extended access control via active directory comparison or multifactor authentication. In addition, common encryption methods such as SSL are used in conjunction with a monitoring and reporting service to further secure the environment.

What works so wonderfully at home with services like Netflix now also brings greater convenience and improved flexibility to the channel in a wider sense.

A legitimate question: are you still working on-site or are you already streaming?

How does the end customer benefit from this solution?

Dynamic developments and unforeseeable circumstances can overwhelm SMEs in particular. There is often not enough time to implement watertight solutions. Following quick installation, the ALSO solution for decentralised work allows you to move to a home office immediately if the circumstances require it. The “main operation” of the infrastructure continues to run on the company premises. It does not matter which end devices employees use at home. This means that day-to-day business can be handled flexibly, so that companies can maintain their business operations in an uncomplicated and cost-effective way, even during difficult times.

Thinking ahead...

Decentralisation of companies and processes is already well underway in many places because it offers many advantages. By using this simple solution, teams can be set up across international borders or large distances, and work together. Developing the in-house skillset by hiring new employees who are not from your neck of the woods can also be achieved with the help of the ALSO solution for decentralised work. In no time at all, SMEs can offer more incentives to attract specialists from a larger catchment area.

Value added for ALSO partners

Once again, the service potential for partners using this ALSO solution is huge. Starting with commissioning of individual components with installation and introductory training, through to support during operation and maintenance, adjustment and expansion. You’re always there! It is also possible to offer this solution within a managed services model and to refine it with your own services.

Do you already have customers in mind who urgently need this simple solution? We would be happy to advise you on your specific enquiry and support you from the feasibility study through to detailed advice and marketing to customers.

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