Improved Assistance With Parallels RAS Remote Desktop Software

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Remote Desktop SoftwareWhether for improving customer support services or cutting down on expenditure, organizations are turning towards remote desktop software to provide remote assistance to users. According to Fifth Quadrant Pty Ltd., two in five organizations in the United States have implemented remote desktop software in their contact center. 61% of organizations that have implemented remote assistance feel that screen sharing ability with the end-user allows a valuable service to be delivered to customers. And 78% of customers agree with this idea. On the organizational side, it reduces overhead expenditure and improves incident-response rate. Moreover, when the IT technician can see the problem, he can provide more complete support.

Challenges with Remote Desktop Software

While working with remote desktop software, scalability is a concern. As IT technicians have to deal with fast and slow networks, it is not easy to provide consistent service across varying networks. Secondly, IT administrators have to provide support for systems that are run on a variety of Windows OS versions. Thirdly, compliance issues are a big concern: the end-user system that is accessed through the remote desktop software might contain sensitive data, and when this system is accessed, data compliance regulations such as PCI DSS and HIPAA may come into the picture. Fourthly, security is very important: network security with proper encryption key exchange has to be maintained, as any weakness in the remote desktop software technology can make your network vulnerable to cyber attacks.

How Does Parallels RAS Improve Remote Assistance?

Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) is a powerful connection broker able to simultaneously manage RDS, VDI and Virtual Applications from any hypervisors. Parallels RAS also includes remote desktop software for remote clients, that offers an easy way for IT staff to securely connect to remote users.

Parallels RAS allows the helpdesk team to instantly and securely connect to any Windows client, at any time. The support assistant can work with the same agility as though sitting at the user’s desk, with the help of innovative features such as the Shadowing tool. You don’t have to deal with complicated firewall settings or configuration adjustments. With this OS-independent remote desktop software, you can connect to any Windows system that is running. Data security compliance is maintained while accessing files and critical data on the end-user system. Network security is highly prioritized.

With Parallels RAS, organizations can save time and money while significantly improving customer support services.

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Giorgio Bonuccelli is a Marketing and Communications Director at Parallels. Giorgio has extensive experience in cloud computing and virtualization, with a background of many years in multinational corporations (Dell, EMC and McAfee). In his career he has filled different roles, from sales to training and marketing. This wide-ranging experience and flexibility helps him simplify concepts and write content that is easy to read and understandable even by newcomers to the subject. As a blogger and technical writer he has published more than 1000 papers.