IronKey Workspace W200 ‘PC on a Stick’ device opens up new business continuity opportunities
- Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015 15:36
Imation Corp. has announced the launch of it news IronKey Workspace W200 PC on a Stick USB flash drive to meet the growing business demands for Windows To Go deployments. With its robust form factor and Microsoft Windows 10 certification, the IronKey W200 USB device offers a high-performance, low-expense option for cost-sensitive enterprises, which can save up to 95 percent compared to outfitting employees with company laptops. Whether supporting a mobile workforce, temporary staff or a BYOD programme, the IronKey Workspace W200 allows enterprise IT administrators to provide a Windows 10 or 8.1 mobile corporate environment containing all the IT security tools and policies to protect these users, no matter where they work. It also offers new business continuity opportunities: the tool could be used to provision employees with the ability to work from home or alternative premises, securely using any laptop or PC that is available.
“Microsoft Windows 10 will continue to unlock stalled OS updates over the next few years,” said Mark Bowker, senior analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. “As the push continues from Microsoft to improve productivity, user experience and IT management, we see the Windows To Go platform as a compelling alternative to company-provided laptops and a viable option to secure the laptop as a VDI endpoint. IronKey has the right elements to support businesses as they evolve their mobile Windows operations and BYOD programmes.”
To further assist customers when they are setting up their computers to boot correctly from an IronKey Windows To Go device, the W200 is compatible with IronKey’s exclusive Startup Assistant. This software automatically configures a host computer to boot first from a USB drive, making it easier to use the W200 with any compatible PC, tablet, or Mac around the world. In addition, the W200 is designed to adapt to multiple mobile environments such as home and travelling office spaces. The W200 joins the IronKey Workspace product line as the least expensive USB device to have passed military ruggedness tests, and is backed by a three-year warranty.