Cloud-Based Modern Desktop
Many organizational networks are now cloud-based, allowing end users to connect from literally anywhere at any time, and with any device. Businesses who look towards enabling employees with a "Modern Desktop" environment typically want to meet these objectives:
- Empower staff through collaboration
- Enable business productivity without interruption
- Enhance security posture
The solutions above provide end users with a seamless way to easily access documents and collaborate with one another real-time; ensure security through enhanced identity-based authentication and access; and promote productivity without interruption.
However, organizations cannot consider their setup “complete” once their Modern Desktop is established. Although there is a high availability SLA, in the Office 365 platform, there is still a need for backup and restore capabilities should the need arise. Let’s take a look as to why that is.
Backup and Restore
When it comes to backup and restore capabilities for Office 365 Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive for Business data, Systems Engineering recommends solutions that provide:
- Scalable, cloud-to-cloud data backup with unlimited storage
- Control over retention from one year to forever
- Backup that occurs multiple times a day
- Secure data storage
- Advanced search capabilities to find the data you need
When deciding which option is the right one for your organization, it’s always best to speak to a representative who knows your business needs and goals, the solution options available, and your compliance requirements.
Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is a component of "Modern Desktop" in the table above. Although it encompasses several security enhancements and features, it's important to understand which of these security tools makes the most sense for your organization. That's where Systems Engineering's Cloud Security comes in—Microsoft's EMS tools coupled with Systems Engineering's migration and security tool experience. The tools included are:
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Mobile Application Management (MAM)
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
- Azure Information Protection
- App security
- Advanced Threat Analytics
What you have learned in this article is as follows: enabling your business with Modern Desktop is a win-win, but without backup and restore, or enabled security features, your organization will not be fully enhanced or secure.
To read more about Modern Desktop, download our white paper titled A Modern Desktop for a Digital World.