There are a lot of positive arguments in favor of thin client architectures, such as VDI, for BYOD. Applications and data run in secure data centers. It's easy to update an app - just update the image in the data center. However, thin clients make it challenging to deliver applications that involve multi-media, collaboration, etc. And the user experience is a compromised remoted experience for all applications. And the experience is affected significantly by latency and bandwidth.
We believe that the best user experience for BYOD (where a device can be a PC, Mac, phone or tablet) can only be delivered with a rich client experience.
At Workspot, we have built a cross-platform rich client architecture for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. A rich client experience allows us to leverage the compute power of the end point to deliver the best possible experience for any web application, video, audio, and documents. We can provide offline access to files. And a rich client allows us to simplify the end user experience by embedding a VPN client and a SSO agent that can talk to ADFS, Okta, AD, Oracle iDP, CA Siteminder, etc.
Want to learn more about our cross-platform rich client architecture for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android? In our next article, we'll take a look at securely delivering existing enterprise assets.