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IT Challenges for Medium-Sized Businesses

IT challenges of medium-sized businessesMedium-sized businesses are in a unique position when it comes to dealing with IT challenges. They often have large enterprise-like requirements but must contend with considerably smaller budgets. While this magnifies their challenges even more, there are ways to address them.

Talent shortage

Medium and large enterprises have nearly the same IT talent requirements, and they often compete in hiring highly skilled employees. And usually, medium-sized enterprises are at a disadvantage. Large enterprises can offer higher wages, greater career advancement opportunities, and more attractive benefits packages.

So, if highly trained specialists in database management, virtualization administration, and so on, were made to choose between a medium-sized business and a large enterprise, chances are, they would pick the latter.

Ability to support flexible work schedules and remote work

Medium-sized businesses are faster to adopt new practices, such as flexible work schedules and remote work, compared to large enterprises, who are burdened by too much bureaucracy. This faster adoption gives them an advantage in the race for top talent, especially with younger generations like Millennials and Gen-Zers, who often value freedom and flexibility over a big paycheck.

But to wield that advantage, medium-sized businesses should also have the infrastructure to support these practices. Unfortunately, the traditional solutions that enable these capabilities, (e.g., Citrix and VMware), have enterprise-class pricing.

Tight budgets

As implied, medium-sized enterprises have relatively limited budgets. Thus, investing in expensive virtual workspace-enabling technologies could further hinder their capital flow, which is why solutions like Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) are the perfect fit for medium-sized businesses. Apart from reducing the total, TCO organizations can instead invest in more projects, while growing even more at the same time!

How Parallels RAS helps medium-sized businesses solve these challenges

Parallels RAS is a cost-effective virtual application and desktop delivery solution. Meaning, it helps companies enable employees to work anytime, anywhere, on any device. It can help attract top talent who seek freedom and flexibility.

In addition to having enterprise-grade capabilities, Parallels RAS also costs much less. It also allows businesses to lengthen the lifespan of legacy computer hardware and software, and this amounts to even more cost savings. But that’s not all!

Unlike traditional virtualization solutions like Citrix and VMware, which are very complex and require highly skilled IT specialists, Parallels RAS is much easier to administer. So instead of hiring IT specialists, consultants, or a team of administrators to deploy and manage the Parallels RAS infrastructure, you can hire or train an IT staff or administrator for the job.

Last, but not least, there is the Parallels RAS Client, which is developed for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, and even Chromebook devices. It delivers a high-end mobile user experience to remote workers, thereby eliminating the need to purchase other solutions to accommodate other platforms.

Download your 30-day Parallels RAS trial today and start addressing your industry-specific challenges!


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