4 Reasons to Look Into a Hosted Cloud Desktop Right Now
Cloud desktop services are becoming increasingly useful for companies, just last week ITPro posted this article about how the cloud is essential to the survival of your business, whatever the scale. Cloud-based desktops have a wide range of benefits and, with their efficiency savings and productivity boosts, it is no wonder so many organisations are signing up to use these services.
What is a cloud desktop?
A cloud desktop is like a virtual computer that hosts the operating system, applications, data and other system configurations of a physical desktop but it is hosted online and is accessible from anywhere.
What are the benefits?
- Always online – One of the main benefits of a hosted cloud desktop is that there is no hardware needed, therefore it is very accessible and can be accessed from anywhere and any device that has permission. This, in turn, frees up storage space on your computer for applications and files and takes the pressure off any onsite servers.
- Security - Hosted virtual desktops are encrypted using the highest possible security levels, ensuring members of staff can work on documents and files without any safety concerns. Last week we published an article about the recent KRACK WiFi cyber-attack which took advantage of loopholes in encrypted information sent over WiFi, with a hosted cloud desktop you are providing your data with an extra layer of encryption which stops you falling vulnerable to these sort of attacks.
- Scalability – Like all our services, the hosted cloud desktop is fully scalable to any growth your business may have in employees or data. Therefore, a hosted cloud desktop is a good investment for your business as it is easily able to meet the speed at which your business develops. Any business needs the peace of mind of knowing that their systems can grow alongside them rather than cause an extra upheaval when things change.
- Centralised – With all your business in one place, a cloud desktop provides centralised control. This will guarantee the uptime of your systems, and because it is virtual rather than hardware it can be monitored remotely 24/7, alerting you when there is a problem and meaning that we can fix it straight away without having to come onsite. This also means that we will easily be able to keep your system regularly updated remotely, making you as secure as possible.
If you have any further questions about hosted cloud desktops we would love to have a chat with you about them. Let us give you a more personalised view of what a hosted cloud desktop could do for your business and how much money you could save.