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The benefits of a Hosted Desktop

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With flexible working and cyber-security at the fore-front of many businesses, business owners are looking to Hosted Desktops as a secure and easy way to keep their business running from just about anywhere, and in a post-Covid-19 pandemic world, the ability for hybrid and remote-working has become increasingly important for owners and employees alike – offering more freedom, less risk.

A Hosted Desktop (also known as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and a Virtual Hosted Desktop) is hosted in the cloud, using secure data centres to host the operating system, data and apps – what you see is no different to normal, the only difference is where the data is stored and actual processing takes place.

There are many advantages to using a Hosted Desktop, below we take a look at the main advantages for businesses to make the change to a Hosted Desktop.

Accessibility – A Hosted Desktop can be accessed from any device, any time, as long as there is an internet connection. This enhances team productivity as being out of the office proves to no longer be a barrier for teams working together.

Security – Another main advantage to using a Hosted Desktop is the security that is offered – the risks that come with ensuring your business is protected from viruses, ransomware and malware is shifted away from every device that is used to access your business network to the data centres – which are set up with the highest levels of protection from external threats.

An Upgrade for Old Equipment – Older computers are offered a new lease of life as the high-powered external servers run the many applications businesses require, with the end-user’s computer is only required as a display. This often means there is less downtime as older hardware struggles with new updates and faster application processes – increasing the overall performance of your business IT and those using it. What’s more, any updates that need to take place are carried out from a central location, instantly, with no access needed to each physical device.

Cost – you only need to pay for what you need, making it perfect for SME’s. There is no need for on-site servers, in-house IT support and no unexpected costs for hardware failures. So there will be less time spent on low-level troubleshooting and more time spent on critical business needs.

Reliability & access – With all data backed-up and stored off-site, safely and securely, business owners can relax in the knowledge that the business is protected with employees able to access their work from any place, any time.

Peace of mind – with updates accessed from a central location, and data backed-up and stored securely, businesses are rest assured that they will always have access and be protected from external threats. Energy bills will be lower – definitely an important factor to consider with the rise of running costs at the moment!

What’s more, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are future-proofing your business and won’t have to continually replace out-of-date hardware – also a win for the environment as we become increasingly aware of the effects that technology waste is having on businesses carbon footprint.

If you think a hosted desktop could be the right decision for your business, get in touch or find out more. We offer a hosted desktop service that looks just like the PC desktop you’re used to, but with the added benefits above.

Our team of experts work with you to ensure your business needs are met, with a price tag that works for you.

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