The year 2020 has brought about an unprecedented circumstance for many countries across the globe. The spread of the COVID-19 has and is still challenging government leaders to come up with extraordinary ways to reduce, stop and eliminate the spread of the virus any further.
Distance Learning and Remote Working
For instance, officials in the educational sector pushed for online classes wherein private and public schools were, if not mandated, highly encouraged to deliver the usual face-to-face or in-school learning online. In the business and corporate world, many were also urged to make their employees or workers to accomplish their work remotely in their homes.
Because of this, numerous businesses and companies buy RDP to make the work-at-home structure much easier for them as well as their workers. The RDP technology, or Remote Desktop Protocol, connects a computer to another remote computer allowing users access to and control over it. For instance, employees who were directed to continue their work at home could gain access to their works files found in their work computer through the RDP that connects their home computer to it. Furthermore, employers and/or employees could share their computer screens to each other in real time making virtual presentations and meetings more efficient.
Remote Working for Government Agencies
While many have easily adapted to the work-at-home structure because of the RDP, this was and is still not easy or simple for others. Government agencies are an example as they handle a volume of sensitive as well as confidential government information.
Although RDP could make it possible for government employees from various government agencies to work remotely while at the same time be able to have access to their work computers, they have to look for a surefire way to create and establish an extremely secure and easy way to access their computers, applications and files. As mentioned, government agencies carry sensitive, classified and restricted data and information that only those who are authorized are allowed access to them. Hence, government agencies need to institute proper precaution as well as the right remote desktop solution to ensure utmost security when doing remote work at home.