Hosted desktops deliver a vast range of benefits to organisations of all shapes and sizes. But change can be daunting. So, it’s not unusual for non-technical business owners to come up with a list of reasons why not to move to a hosted desktop.

However, the world is rapidly moving online, and hosted desktops are very much a part of this shift. So, if you want to grow, protect and get your business ready for whatever is around the corner, now is the time to take the leap.

But before you do so, here’s why those reasons not to move to a hosted desktop don’t stand up to scrutiny.

The hosted desktop isn’t secure

The most common argument for not migrating to the cloud is fears about data security. And that’s understandable. Not least because, in January 2019, 1.8 billion records were leaked online[1].

But when implemented properly, the cloud is actually more secure than an on-premise solution. Indeed, with a hosted desktop, everything is stored on servers at a secure data centre and delivered via the internet. Furthermore, robust cloud encryption and all the latest software fixes and security updates are continually protecting your system.

In addition, 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.

The truth is, in almost all cases, where a hack has happened it has been down to a poorly designed and maintained security system – not the weakness of the cloud.

The hosted desktop doesn’t have the same power and performance of on-site servers

Many businesses are reluctant to move away from on-site servers as they fear a drop in performance and reliability. But, in reality, with the right provider, you’ll experience an unbeatable desktop experience and 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.

It will be difficult/time-consuming to train staff to use the hosted desktop

Hosted desktops don’t need any special training to use. Instead, it works just like a standard computer desktop. You simply open your computer and access all the files and applications you need to do your job. So, if you can use a traditional desktop system, you can use a hosted desktop.  And of course, with a hosted desktop, you can still use applications such as Microsoft Office, Outlook and Sage.

Migrating to a hosted desktop is disruptive

Switching from an on-site system to a cloud-based desktop might seem like a big undertaking. But the process doesn’t have to be difficult or disruptive. 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.

At Cloud Geeni, our Cloud Server services consistently achieve the highest level of data protection and reliability, maximising security and eliminating downtime.


[1] Clearswift