It’s no secret that there are multiple methods of improving work place efficiency, but there is often one method that gets overlooked and that method is desktop management. What’s desktop management, you might ask? Desktop management is an extensive approach to managing most computers within an organization’s network. From work laptops to desktop computers, just about every computer in the network is manageable. Here are a few practical applications of proper desktop management:
Installation of foreign hardware/software
No one wants a workplace disaster, especially when it compromises security and privacy. Proper desktop management can prevent dubious software or hardware from being installed, pinpoint the exact computer that’s causing trouble, and even alert system administrators.
Preventing viruses or malware attacks
One can prevent a lot of malware or virus attacks by simple system and patch maintenance. Company virus protection is part of the puzzle, but a lot of threats are preventable via proper system management and common sense.
Restricting certain system features
Sometimes disaster can occur from on the inside. In the workplace, some of these disasters can be due to users not knowing what they’re doing, being unfamiliar with certain operations, or just being careless. Luckily, desktop management allows you to delegate certain system privileges to the appropriate administrator. It also allows you to restrict certain features as you see fit. No more worrying if your workers are staying on task or browsing inappropriate material.
If you’ve been neglecting your IT department, perhaps now is the right time to start giving it the attention it needs.