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In a nod to remote working, the enhanced client computing software now accommodates a more hybrid approach the workplace.

This week Dell unveiled its new Dell Hybrid Client. The company says the new service aims to “meet the changing needs of businesses, end users and IT”.

Dell Hybrid Client is a centrally managed client software solution that is ready to deploy with select Dell mobile and desktop devices, according to the company. It also helps employees get to work quickly with a consistent experience.

Dell claims this is the world’s first client computing software with hybrid cloud management. This, they say, gives workers easy access to applications and data regardless of where they live. Users can access the resources in the public cloud, private cloud or on their own device.

Delivering an “elevated experience”

Dell says that features like built-in everyday productivity applications, browser security, and others are now available out-of-the-box. Moreover, IT teams can manage it all through the cloud, allowing employees to work how and where is best for them.

“At the core of Dell Hybrid Client sits an elevated experience for both employees and IT teams,” said Brooke Huling, vice president, Modern Computing Solutions Group, Dell Technologies.

“For employees, Dell Hybrid Client delivers the same, personalized experience regardless of the device you chose to work on. Everything you need is at your fingertips. For IT, we’ve opened access to multiple clouds enabling experiences to be scaled and customized for workforces at rapid pace.”

How it works

Dell Hybrid Client begins with single sign-on where users will find their personalized desktop interface and all their applications. This could be in the cloud or virtual. The service then provides such features as endpoint security that scales to thousands of users while still protecting employee and company data through built-in features including system lockdown and secure boot.

Users also have secure access to web and virtual applications from Citrix, VMware and Microsoft and various storage locations. Zoom or Microsoft Teams clients run locally, Dell says. This enables faster collaboration while helping reduce strain on IT infrastructures.

The new Dell Hybrid Client is currently available across a variety of platforms, including the OptiPlex 7090 Ultra, OptiPlex 3090 Ultra, Wyse 5070 and the new Latitude 3320.