Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a cloud-based delivery model. It is also known as the hosted desktop. With the growth of the cloud, DaaS has become very popular in organisations of all types and sizes. In fact, according to reports, the market for DaaS is expected to reach $4671 million by 2022[1]. This growth is fuelled by businesses which are migrating their workload to the cloud.

How does DaaS work?

With DaaS, your employees work the same way they always have. But they can use their various devices to get access to all the files and applications they need to do their jobs. So, because the service is independent of their device, location and network – and because everything is stored in the cloud -DaaS makes it possible to work from anywhere.

But does your business need it?

The following types of businesses should consider investing in DaaS:

Businesses that have a lot of remote/mobile employees

With DaaS, your employees have access to everything they need wherever they need it, on any device. Even if they aren’t in the office. So it’s an excellent choice for organisations with remote workers or multiple offices. What’s more, this information is provided via one consistent IT system.

Businesses that want to offer flexible and mobile working to employees

Mobile working is moving from being the exception to a widely accepted way of running a business. With more and more employees demanding this way of working, companies that want to capitalise on this trend should seriously consider DaaS. Find out more about this trend.

Businesses that want to reduce their IT costs

With DaaS, you don’t need your own server or any large-scale infrastructure investment. Instead, you pay for what you need, with things like storage capacity, processing power, memory, and network bandwidth all part of a shared kit.

Businesses that don’t want the burden of managing their own IT

With DaaS, your data, operating system, and applications are hosted in the cloud and managed by a third-party provider. So, rather than having to look after everything yourself (hardware, software, licensing, deployment, maintenance, upgrades etc.) you pay a subscription to them. In return, they provide you with access to your desktop and make sure everything works. With a cloud supplier looking after your DaaS solution for you, you will save on ongoing maintenance, and you don’t have to worry about employing any in-house expertise.

Businesses that want to stay up-to-date with the latest software and features

With DaaS, you get access to enterprise level IT for your business, at a fraction of the price of paying for your own in-house tech. You just pay for the software you require and use on a subscription basis. And you can keep using your business applications such as Microsoft Office, Outlook and Sage.

Businesses that need to keep their data secure

In 2019, storing data in the cloud can be safer than storing it onsite. Particularly if your DaaS provider guarantees that everything is stored in high security and carefully controlled UK data centres. They should also make sure that all the latest software fixes and security updates are implemented and continue to protect your system. At Cloud Geeni we meet the highest of data security standards with robust physical and cyber security measures.

Businesses that require a flexible IT infrastructure

With DaaS, you only ever pay for what you need, with the ability to scale up, or down, on demand. Setting up new accounts for new staff and ordering more storage space or applications can be done in a matter of minutes. This is particularly useful for organisations with a seasonal operating model, or organisations that use contractors, freelancers or temporary staff.

Businesses that can’t afford downtime

With a quality managed desktop service you’ll benefit from best-in-class backup and recovery processes. Data will be backed up automatically and backups tested regularly to make sure they work. So you can be sure that your data is instantly recoverable should something go wrong. In fact, At Cloud Geeni we guarantee 99% uptime with regular backups and robust connectivity.

To find out how our hosted desktop cloud services can benefit your business, speak to a member of our team on 01942 263 434 today.