Workstations are used by many modern businesses that require complex applications, specialised software, big data storage and other bespoke solutions. Workstations are generally much more powerful than normal computers or servers, therefore able to carry out a wider range of processes and result in long-term cost saving. However, there are various additional things businesses can do to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their workstations - here are 4 key ways you can do that.
Efficient application management
The way the necessary applications are distributed and managed across workstations is one of the key factors in achieving a better performance and leveraging their numerous capabilities. Application packaging is often used to help businesses establish a more productive IT environment.
Application packaging allows for a rapid and easy distribution of apps in multiple devices, as opposed to an IT team manually installing and configuring software on each computer separately. Many of the related processes can be automated and much more efficient, overall resulting in saved costs. Additionally, application packaging may resolve other business disruptions, such as compatibility issues in software, repairs, updates and other app management processes. This can therefore implement a more sustainable, reliable and consistent IT environment in your business.
An integrated IT infrastructure can not only speed up your workstations but also improve the overall team performance and collaboration. Modern businesses use a wide range of applications, software, communication tools and other necessary processes all at once.
Integrating all enterprise processes together means improving the overall workflow between them, connecting and synchronising data from one to the other and allowing for a more holistic approach in task management. You may also make use of automation in any of these processes, further enhancing your workstation’s efficiency.
Optimisation is perhaps one of the most commonly used buzzwords in business, however, with the right approach and implementation, it can have a significant effect on your operational processes. Process optimisation is a broad concept and there are a number of areas you may look to optimise within your company and, particularly, across your workstations.
This includes optimising your hardware, software, different types of networks and so on. What this refers to is taking your current workstation capabilities and modifying them to achieve greater efficiency or reduce the required resources for certain processes. Moreover, optimised workstations are more likely to be capable of scaling-up when needed or produce a more reliable and seamless performance during peak traffic.
Security risks are a big concern across your business and particularly for your IT infrastructure, responsible for critical systems, data storage and other essential processes. Not only can a lack of data compliance result in devastating consequences for the business but also cause prolonged disruptions in your workstation operations.
Besides using good antivirus software, you may want to utilise other smart solutions for security, such as firewalls, data encryption, backup, advanced systems for intrusion prevention, security configurations and so on. A number of these processes can be automated - for instance, application packaging includes apps automatically detecting security threats and resolving those by themselves.