How VMware Horizon View Improves ROI for RIAs

Craig Pollack | Jul 27, 2015

How-VMware-Horizon-View-Improves-ROI-for-Los-Angeles-Investment-AdvisorsVirtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) are becoming a more common resource in Los Angeles investment firms, and it’s easy to see why.

Static desktop PCs are converted into virtual workspaces that can be accessed anytime and from anywhere. Both virtual and remote desktops are managed through a single platform, which is both user-friendly and efficient.

There are many types of VDI software on the market, but VMWare Horizon View’s ease of use, superior manageability, and state-of-the-art storage features put it ahead of the pack where RIA needs are concerned.

Advantages of VMWare Horizon View

Flexible Delivery

To better accommodate the firm’s customers, RIAs need to be able to work on different devices and at different locations. VMWare Horizon View delivers smooth performance on Windows and Linux operating systems. This cross-platform portability eliminates the need to purchase different OS-specific VDI software to cover the entire organization.

Heightened Security and Simplified Compliance

Virtual networking allows firm management to easily and dynamically implement security policies across several devices and users, making it less time-consuming to confirm compliance with industry-directed standards.

Unified Workspace

Users can access desktops and applications through a unified workspace, enabling them to coordinate work-related activities across different machines, locations, and even connections. Having a single resource for everything close at hand boosts productivity and makes operations run more efficiently.

Rapid Workspace Management

VMWare Horizon View lets critical applications be delivered and/or updated in mere seconds. There is no downtime while new software installations and upgrades take place, preventing interruptions in customer service.

Use of Linked Clones

A linked clone is a copy of a virtual machine that shares disks with its parent virtual machine. The result is a considerable reduction in storage costs because each clone is much smaller than the master image.

Scalable Performance

Physical desktops within the firm can be quickly and inexpensively transformed into secure virtual work areas. Built-in controls enable the system performance to scale accordingly as demand goes up.

Bottom Line

VMWare Horizon View uses virtual computing, networking, and storage functions to simplify their overall management and reduce costs. By providing RIAs with access to all of their applications, programs, and online services through a single interface, efficiency goes up and, by proxy, so does customer service.


Does your firm use any form of VDI integration? If so, have you noticed a positive impact on staff efficiency and productivity? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments box below.


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Craig Pollack

Craig Pollack

Craig is the Founder & CEO of FPA Technology Services, Inc. Craig provides the strategy and direction for FPA, ensuring its clients, business owners, and key decision makers leverage technology as efficiently and effectively as possible. With over 25 years of experience building the preeminent IT Service Provider in the Southern California area, Craig is one of the area’s leading authorities on how small to mid-sized businesses can best secure and leverage their technology to achieve their business objectives.