10 things you need to know about hosted desktops

  1. The hosted desktop works just like a standard computer desktop.

You simply open your computer (or mobile device) and access all the files and applications you need to do your job. But, unlike a traditional desktop, the settings, data, and operating system are delivered over the internet, rather than stored on your computer’s hard drive.

  1. Keeping your data in the cloud is really secure.

With a hosted desktop, everything is stored on servers at a secure data centre and delivered via the internet. So you can rest assured that your valuable business data isn’t just floating around in cyberspace! In fact, with a Cloud Geeni hosted desktop, all the latest software fixes and security updates are continually protecting your system. And, with robust cloud encryption, storing your data in the cloud is usually safer than storing it onsite.

  1. You’ll benefit from unrivalled uptime.

With a hosted desktop, your employees have access to everything they need wherever they need it, on any internet-enabled device. Even if they aren’t in the office. You’ll also experience little to no downtime. In fact, at Cloud Geeni, our IT specialists are watching your system all the time, making sure it’s running smoothly and quickly. So it’s no wonder that our hosted desktop solutions boast 99% uptime. We also provide best-in-class backup and recovery processes, so you can be sure that your data is recoverable should something go wrong.

  1. You can save your business money.

With a hosted desktop, you don’t have to worry about the cost of buying, running, and maintaining your own server. Instead, you just pay for what you need on a per-user basis (and scale up, or down on demand). So, you get better equipment for your business, at a fraction of the price. Storage capacity, processing power, memory, and network bandwidth all come as part of a shared kit. 

  1. You can meet your data protection obligations.

Any reputable cloud-based service provider will have established processes in place to guarantee compliance with the necessary legislation; making it one less thing for you to worry about.

  1. You can keep using your existing software and applications.

With a hosted desktop, you can still use applications such as Microsoft Office, Outlook and Sage. What’s more, by moving your applications to the cloud you’ll benefit from an increase in productivity and be better placed to embrace innovation and facilitate business growth. But it’s vital that there isn’t any impact on your business operations when moving to a cloud-based server. Make sure your provider uses proven methods to keep everything up and running during this process. Your new cloud system should be able to run parallel to your legacy one until the process is complete, and you should only move when you have tested your new solution and confirmed you are happy.

  1. You’ll benefit from instant scalability.

The hosted desktop is on demand. You can set up accounts for new users and order more storage space as and when required. In a matter of minutes. Indeed, there should be virtually no limits on how much power, space and memory you can use. So, if you experience a period of high demand, you’re always covered. Likewise, should that demand drop off, you should be able to scale back to suit. You should never have to pay for resources that you don’t need.

  1. The hosted desktop facilitates mobile working.

Rapidly changing attitudes towards work are redefining the traditional office environment. Today, fewer people sit at their desks 9-5 than ever before. Tech is key to creating an effective mobile workforce. But this doesn’t just mean supplying employees with smartphones. Instead, you have to leverage both fixed and mobile technology. Investing in a hosted desktop solution ensures people can access their data, software, and files wherever they are.

  1. You’ll benefit from increased insights.

You can use the hosted desktop to access real-time, tailored, and accurate information, from multiple data sources, and present this via easy to understand visual dashboards. The bringing together of processes and data can deliver enhanced management information. This can lead to more informed decision making; particularly when you can get real-time access to this info.

  1. You can try before you buy.

At Cloud Geeni our cloud services consistently achieve the highest level of data security and reliability. To find out how a hosted desktop solution can benefit your business, request a demo today!

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