As important as it is to keep your technology up-to-date, it can sometimes be prohibitively expensive to do so throughout your entire business. If you have found yourself in this position, one option you may consider is to resort to hosted desktop solutions. Here, we’ll go over what a hosted desktop is, and how it can serve companies well.
A hosted desktop is more or less what it sounds like - a system that is more or less indistinguishable from the typical desktop, but is actually operating via cloud-based virtual machines. Sometimes referred to as a virtual desktop or a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution, a hosted desktop resides in a centralized location and is deployed to special workstations called thin clients. With a hosted desktop, a user can access all the software they need to be collaboratively productive, as well as secure, all in a familiar format.
Using a hosted desktop can provide a variety of benefits, including:
Some of the most common use cases for hosted desktop solutions are for jobs where your users may not necessarily need a dedicated workstation of their own; or, do a lot of work remotely. Many of the businesses that see the most utility from hosted desktops are classified to be in the professional services industry, or hospitality, or tech-centric endeavors, although nonprofits will commonly use them as well to avoid excessive hardware investments.
If you are searching for a way to reduce the impact that replacing hardware can have on your business without hindering your employees, give Ashby Communications, Inc. a call at 916-960-0700.
Ashby Communications, Inc. has been serving the Roseville area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.