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The Virtual Office may well be the next step on the technological maturity curve started by virtualization and extended by SaaS and the cloud.

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  1. 1. The Virtual Office: The Next-Generation Workplace1 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  2. 2. Knowledge workers need access to data and applications to get their work done. This desire by knowledge workers coincides with certain important trends that have had an impact on the end-user computing model: mobility, virtualization and cloud computing. These needs, desires and trends have coalesced around a service known as the Virtual Office.2 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  3. 3. Trends driving the adoption of virtual office • Employees’ use of mobile devices for work-related Worker activities is continuously increasing, and is represented in the trend known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). mobility • Users want mobile access to applications and data to be able to do more on the go. • Desktop virtualization is a mature technology these days. Desktop • For example, you can implement Citrix HDX technology and have all the needed parts. You can travel across virtualization continents and not notice any performance degradation of your virtual desktop. Cloud • The cloud makes available the latest functionality, offers almost unlimited infrastructure scalability, and supports computing superior reliability and performance at reduced cost.3 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  4. 4. Details behind the Virtual Office • Because the Virtual Office incorporates all possible pieces, functions and features of the IT infrastructure, including hardware, software, networking, security and support, it is made up of many moving parts. • For instance, by leveraging the Citrix XenDesktop® and Microsoft technologies, the Virtual Office can support any number of desktop virtualization models, including local virtual-machine (VM) desktops, streamed virtual desktops, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and session virtualization. Application virtualization is supported through Citrix XenApp® and Microsoft App-V technology.4 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  5. 5. Advantages of a Virtual Office • Corporate data and applications are centralized in the data center, either in-house or in the cloud. • Cost and performance are easier to scope, manage and account for since they are based on Service Level Agreements (SLAs). • Users can easily request any application they need, and software license management becomes a simpler and more efficient process. • By keeping all files and functions behind corporate firewalls, the Virtual Office service provides greater security than traditional desktop architectures. • The advanced knowledge management capabilities of the Virtual Office provides end users with self-service capabilities for quick issue resolution. • The cost-effectiveness of the Virtual Office revolves around the cost savings allowed by the extensive use of storage and network virtualization technology, thoughtful selection of the server hardware, as well as the affordable infrastructure services available in the cloud.5 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  6. 6. The compelling case The cost of desktop At the same time, virtualization is workers today are decreasing rapidly to the increasingly mobile and level where it is becoming are demanding access to a cost-efficient model for applications and data end-user computing anytime from anywhere6 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  7. 7. Conclusion • The Virtual Office may well be the next step on the technological maturity curve started by virtualization and extended by SaaS and the cloud. • But it is not an easy step; rather, it is an ambitious and eventful journey. An expert and experienced service provider partner can help organizations make the move into this next- generation workplace. • Organizations would do well to explore this emerging trend, and reach out to a partner that can aid and abet that ambitious exploration.7 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  8. 8. For more details please visit the link below : center/The_Virtual_Office_The_Next- GenerationWorkplace.pdf8 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  9. 9. About Wipro Council for Industry Research Wipro set up the Council for Industry Research, comprised of domain and technology experts from the organization, to address the needs of customers. It specifically surveys innovative strategies that will help customers gain competitive advantage in the market. The Council, in collaboration with leading academic institutions and industry bodies, studies market trends to help equip organizations with insights to facilitate their IT and business strategies. For more information on the Research Council visit or mail wipro.insights@wipro.com9 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  10. 10. About Wipro Technologies Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognised globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has over 130,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com10 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM
  11. 11. Thank You ©Wipro Limited, 2012. All rights reserved. For more information visit No part of this document may be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the authors. Wipro is not liable for any business outcome based on the views presented in this document. For specific implementation clients should take advise from their client engagement manager.11 © 2012 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM