Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud computing solution that provides you with access to a secure hosted desktop. For users, this works just like a traditional PC; they just switch their computing device on and get access to all the files and applications they need to do their jobs.

But, because of the flexible nature of DaaS – which empowers people to work from anywhere on any device – this intelligent business solution is only going to become more and more popular.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the key trends we are seeing when it comes to working with DaaS in the future.

Security is vital

With cyber-attacks and data breaches posing a real and present threat to organisations across the world, safety should be at the heart of every single business. Not least because the introduction of the GDPR means that huge fines are now becoming increasingly likely for non-compliance.

DaaS allows companies to strengthen their security simply and effectively. For example, by centralising sensitive information and applications in a datacentre, if a laptop or mobile phone goes missing, security measures can be put in place so that the data remains secure. So regulatory compliance is achieved at a much lower operating cost compared to traditional methods.

Digital is no longer an option

According to the experts, we are entering the ‘post-digital’ era. What this means is that we are rapidly moving towards a world where organisations are no longer exploring emerging technologies, but are implementing disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), etc.

So, in the post-digital era, all businesses will be digital by default. And crucially, in this new world order, being digital will be the price of doing business rather than a differentiation advantage. DaaS is central to the post-digital era. Not least because it is helping organisations to evolve and incorporate new technology without impacting on their day-to-day operations.

Flexible is the new norm

Today, many organisations are offering flexible working to attract the best talent. And, according to one report, flexible working could be the primary way of working for 70 per cent of organisations by as soon as next year.[1]

Even more transformational, the way businesses are run is changing, with many organisations choosing to form without any physical space at all. Find out more about the benefits of operating without an official office.

DaaS facilitates mobile working. With employees granted access to everything they need wherever they need it, on any device – even if they aren’t in the office. So it promotes more flexible, mobile working practices.

If you’re thinking about investing in DaaS, speak to a member of our team on 01942 261 671 to find out more.


[1] Lancaster University’s Work Foundation