Could your SME benefit from a cloud-based virtual desktop?

Businesses everywhere are starting to realise the benefits of cloud-hosted services and move away from on-premise hardware and applications. And, for SMEs, the benefits of a cloud-based virtual desktop are particularly compelling. Here’s why.

You can access your resources through any internet-enabled device

Modern technology helps employees to remain permanently connected, no matter where they are in the world. But despite what is now possible, 43% of remote workers find it difficult to access documents and files[1]. With a hosted desktop, it doesn’t matter if your employees use a range of devices, because they can access everything they need through any device. For start-ups and SMEs that find it financially desirable for employees to use their own, personal computers, this can be invaluable.

You ensure a competitive edge

Regularly patching and updating software is necessary for most businesses that want to keep up with the latest features and maintain a competitive edge. However, for SMEs continuously doing this in-house is not always feasible or affordable. With a cloud-based virtual desktop, these updates are taken care of for you.

You can secure your sensitive data

With the implementation of the GDPR looming, the need to secure personal data has never been more critical. Not least because there are hefty fines for non-compliance. With the cloud-hosted desktop, you will enjoy the highest levels of security and reliability, with all your data backed up in high security and carefully controlled UK data centres. What’s more, should a laptop or mobile device get lost or stolen, access can be denied on demand as data is never saved to the actual device.

You only pay for what you use

With the cloud-hosted desktop, you only ever pay for what you need on a per-user basis. But it’s easy to scale up (or down) on demand. So, should you need to open a new office in a different part of the country (or even the world), you can get your new location up-and-running quickly and easily; with access to all the same services and applications. So you benefit from a flexible system that supports business growth, rather than hinders it.

You access enterprise-level technology at a price you can afford

One of the main reasons that cloud-based technology is becoming more and more popular is because it provides smaller businesses with enterprise-level IT, for one affordable monthly fee. You’ll also benefit from reduced setup, hardware and software costs and there is no need to factor in the price of energy, physical space, upgrades, maintenance, etc.

You can boost collaboration

Information silos are stopping SMEs from reaching their full potential. And, ultimately, making them less competitive. But the cloud-hosted desktop helps to make internal business silos a thing of the past by improving visibility between different departments and offices. Real-time collaboration and file sharing are made possible. So, when an employee in one place makes a change, that information is immediately available to others, regardless of where they are.

You won’t lose business hours

The cost of unplanned downtime can be devastating. But with the cloud, you can rest assured that specialists are watching your system all the time; making sure it’s running smoothly and quickly. In fact, at Cloud Geeni we provide 99.9% uptime guaranteed, so you don’t have to worry about the toll of lost business hours.

Switch to our cloud-based hosted desktop and help your business to grow and thrive. All for one affordable monthly payment and no upfront capital investment*.

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[1] BT, The Mobile Multiplier, 2016