"Parallels RAS is a perfect alternative to complex and expensive enterprise solutions as it is easy to set up, very user friendly, and ensures business continuity while keeping our employees safe. It can definitely be a valuable solution to any company that needs to provide quick secure remote access to their employees."

Massimiliano Varutti
Information Systems and e-government Service

The ChallengeFinding a fast and user-friendly solution that will offer secure increased remote accessibility and ease of use.

Representing the governmental institution of the northern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the regional government’s IT team was looking for a solution to rapidly enable employees to work from home, especially since COVID-19.

With many employees working in the region’s healthcare sector, it was crucial that essential personnel could continue their work remotely. They wanted to ensure business continuity while keeping their employees safe. The IT team wanted a solution that was fast and user friendly without the complexities associated with some desktop virtualization solutions.

The TestCan maintaining a complete remote working solution be done without needing to configure multiple components?

To decide on the right remote server and application, Friuli Venezia Giulia reviewed the top remote working solutions and compared performance and cost.

While researching alternatives, they noticed that many remote working services require administrators to install and configure several different software components to build a complete solution.

In contrast with other competition, they found that Parallels RAS was easy to install and maintain and comes fully loaded with features out-of-the-box.

The SolutionParallels RAS chosen for its fully loaded solution which highlights simplicity and ease of use.

After reviewing their options, Friuli Venezia Giulia chose to adopt Parallels RAS; an award-winning virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution with an all-inclusive licensing plan.

As an initial step, Parallels RAS provided remote access to office applications via remote PC functionality. Next, VDI enabled access to work desktops and applications to users from three different regional areas, including local healthcare, local authority and regional employees. In less than 10 days, Friuli Venezia Giulia was able to roll out Parallels RAS to more than 2000 employees who use it on different devices such as Windows, Mac, tablets, and HTML5 browsers.

Employees can now access their data and run office applications through their browser or Parallels RAS client, and administrators can set up sites in remote offices and manage them remotely from a central location via a single console. Parallels RAS makes remote work simple and straightforward for the regional government and its employees.

The ResultsIncreased security, remote accessibility, and cost-savings.

The government’s IT team has been pleased with the security of Parallels RAS, enabling the organization to implement multilevel authentication and additional encryption protocols. Parallels RAS has also made it easy to meet user data compliance regulations.

Implementing Parallels RAS has been an appropriate strategy to enable smart working while both protecting staff and increasing remote accessibility. Parallels RAS is a convenient alternative to complex and expensive enterprise solutions with its easy and comprehensive installation.

Parallels RAS remains cost-effective while offering all the functionality required for a desktop virtualization project, even when employing a hybrid cloud. With the assistance of Parallels RAS, the Friuli Venezia Giulia government can keep employees safe and return its focus to better serving its citizens through continued operations.

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