In response to COVID-19, an increasing number of organizations are quickly moving to implement plans and technology solutions that enable remote access and work-from-home options. As your business needs shift, the entire ePlus team is here to assist — from being a sounding board to providing consultative guidance and support wherever you need it.
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Support for 20,000 remote workers orchestrated in less than a week
A large organization faced an immediate and unexpected challenge to support 20,000 users to work from home. ePlus mobilized a team of nearly 20 engineers from across the country to design, build, configure, test, and deploy an extension of the customer’s existing VMware Horizon environment into Microsoft Azure in under a week’s time. Because of the speed and success of the engagement, the organization asked ePlus to expand the environment to support up to 40,000 users—delivering the scalability and agility to be prepared for the unknown that lies ahead.
Many of the most useful security technologies that accommodate remote workforces are easily scalable but require license upgrades. This includes remote access technologies (VPN, virtual desktops and network extension), multi-factor authentication
software or next generation endpoint software or endpoint management software (MDM, EMM), which may need increased licenses to put new devices under management as organizations permit these devices to leave offices and operate at home.
Cloud security can’t be overlooked. Largely remote workforces lead to increased dependency on security-as-a-service (SaaS) applications such as O365 and other business tools, and there are solutions that can help quickly and seamlessly improve visibility to these applications with zero disruption.
Security Awareness Training is a basic but important step. Helping users who typically report to a brick and mortar office understand the risks associated with working remotely and enforcing training around phishing and scams is important. We work with partner organizations who offer online training that can be quickly spun up and rolled out to organizations looking to educate staff.
Reach our security team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your specific needs. Learn more about our complete security offerings or read our blog.
The sudden need to support a large remote workforce has presented unique challenges to many organizations:
The answer for many is to look to the cloud. One of the most attractive aspects of cloud services is the ability to rapidly deploy services on-demand and then turn them off when no longer needed. Whether you already have a virtual desktop strategy for remote access or no strategy developed at all, the cloud can be the perfect platform to rapidly deploy remote users.
Although this needs to be accomplished quickly, it also needs to be done in a secure and controlled fashion. ePlus collaborates with our customers to accelerate the deployment of remote access capabilities via virtual desktops in the cloud while maintaining the required level of security, governance, monitoring, and control.
Effectively leveraging collaboration technologies is a crucial component to enabling effective telework scenarios. Multiple solutions are available to support this, including hardware and software communication endpoints that operate
remotely, or rich-media meeting solutions that enable remote workers to remain connected to each other, regardless of physical location. Take the time to evaluate your environment to ensure that your deployments are prepared to enable remote
workers and adequate to support increased scale.
Reach our collaboration team at email@example.com if you have questions about your specific needs. Learn more about our complete collaboration offerings.
When unexpected costs present themselves, leasing and financing solutions can help. Worsening credit markets may mean that organizations have trouble accessing funds to support the technology they need to keep their businesses running. Payment programs
can help offset unbudgeted costs associated with incurred expenses in support of expanded work from home programs. When unexpected costs present themselves, leasing and financing solutions can help.
Reach our finance team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your specific needs. Learn more about our complete leasing and financing offers.
Moving your workforce to remote facilities (or home) and ensuring complete operational continuity for your
organization may require leveraging third party support services. Managed and professional services are available for everything from service desk and security to network infrastructure. Augmenting your current operations with managed services, even
on a temporary basis, can help you to mitigate disruptions.
Reach our services team at email@example.com if you have questions about your specific needs. Learn more about our complete services offerings.