Remote work is part of everyday life for freelancers and IT employees. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused some companies to meet with the concept for the first time. Fore reasons of efficiency and cutting the costs, numerous companies have decided to continue operating that way.
The total range of solutions for mobility and flexibility of operations is called a “digital workspace”. It entails technologies of mobility, virtual desktop infrastructure, but also “zero” trust technologies, which ensure safe an unobstructed remote business communication. These technologies can be implemented quickly and in a simple fashion. All the technologies offered by Braineering are implemented in a certain way. Their engineers assess the state of each company's IT infrastructure and take their business requirements into consideration.
Depending on the situation, they are able to offer a Custom Solution, with a unique architecture and configuration. If the state of the IT infrastructure is less specific, more affordable, Prebuilt Solutions are available. The first case scenario mostly pertains to larger companies with more complex IT ecosystems and this case, in addition to a guarantee and support of the producer, also requires the services of implementation, maintenance and engineer support. The second case scenario is suitable for smaller companies, with a lower budget, without their own IT teams and looking for the kind of infrastructure that is easily implemented, installed, monitored and controlled. Its ease of use makes the second option a true turnkey solution.
How a digital workspace functions
A large computer is built, housed in a large room designated as a “datacenter”. All the operating systems in the company, all the apps and the data are run, stored and processed at the data center, where they are protected physically and digitally. At the request of an employee, all this can be viewed on the screen of a mobile device (phone, laptop, tablet), or even a desktop computer. Additionally, “zero” trust technologies not only protect the data from the data center, but also on their way to the mobile device and on the mobile device itself. The security of the mobile device does not affect the security of the business data used on it.
Advantages of a digital workspace
The main advantage of these technologies is employee flexibility, and with that the flexibility of companies and operations as well. The technologies come with highly developed software which enables quick and easy communication between the management and the workers, whereby the flexibility increases the efficiency of the company. This also makes premises less “overloaded” with technology, because it reduces the amount of hardware in the company, which at the same time reduces the TCO, that is, the total costs of IT operations. In addition to being efficient and economical, these technologies save time, make decision-making quicker and also accelerate the delivery and execution of work tasks. Finally, this is another step toward the concept of a “paper-free office”.
Said models are based on the “zero” trust principle, where no advice can be trusted without being verified first. This can be imagined as a set of control points, placed between the devices communicating within a single network. The most illustrative example may be the sending of messages through a chat app. When you send a message from your phone, the phone packs the message in an envelope with its own “stamp”. The stamp is recognized by the phone to which the message is sent and that phone “knows” that the message is safe to open. In reality, it's a bit more complicated, as there are numerous control points which check these “stamps” between the phones. Control points are also there between hardware and software levels within each mobile device. This means that the business communication is safe, even if the security on the mobile devices themselves is compromised. The process is very complex, which means that one envelope is put into another and that there are many envelopes and many stamps.
Braineering implements hardware architectures and software systems for this kind of communication, and this kind of approach to security goes hand in hand with mobility technologies.