What features do you need from a hosted desktop supplier?

Hosted desktops deliver benefits in terms of cost, productivity, and security. So it’s no wonder that more and more businesses are switching to the cloud. But not all hosted desktops are created equal, and there are some key features you should look out for when choosing a hosted desktop solution.

Security

If you are wary about putting your sensitive or business-critical data into the cloud, you are not alone. But the truth is, with the right measures in place, storing data in the cloud can be safer than keeping it onsite.

Of course, cyber attacks happen, and a strike can occur anytime, anyplace. And the same level of technology you rely on at home isn’t enough to protect your valuable and sensitive business information.

However, Firewalls will reduce the likelihood of hackers, viruses, and worms reaching your business over the internet. In addition, make sure your hosted desktop solution is protected by ISO-accredited data centres that are located in the UK. Complying with an internationally recognised best practice framework, this will ensure you benefit from robust connectivity while making sure that your sensitive business data is protected at all times.

Providing an extra layer of security to protect your all-important data, ask whether Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is available. This comprehensive security solution confirms the identity of all your users and ensures the health of their devices before they connect to your applications.

Reliability

You have to ensure that there isn’t any impact on your business operations when moving to a cloud-based hosted desktop. So, look out for a company that offers a fully managed migration service. This will ensure that you new cloud system will run parallel to your legacy one until the process is complete. You will only move when you have tested your new solution and confirmed you are happy.

Once up and running you don’t want to worry about resources. So make sure that if you experience a period of high demand, you’ll be covered. Likewise, should that demand drop off, find out how easy it is to scale back so that you never have to pay for resources that you don’t need.

Crucially, make sure that your cloud storage partner provides best-in-class backup and recovery processes, so there is never any loss of service or downtime.

Expertise

Ask whether your hosted desktop provider can give you access to the complete Microsoft suite of products and that its engineers are qualified to get the most out of this technology. With acclaimed MCSE certification, your hosted desktop provider will have the skills needed to build efficient cloud solutions using Microsoft products. The target credential for experts working with core Microsoft technologies this will ensure a hosted desktop solution that is right for your business and your budget.

Innovation

With Application Hosting, you will enjoy access to all the business applications you need, from anywhere, on any internet-enabled device. Removing the costs associated with traditional on-premise server software upgrades, by moving your applications to the cloud you’ll benefit from an increase in productivity – that goes without saying. More than this, you’ll also be better placed to embrace innovation and facilitate business growth.

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