In 2018, more and more businesses turned to hosted desktops to help solve their business challenges. And it’s no wonder, with cloud-based hosted desktop solutions delivering benefits in flexibility, scalability, productivity, efficiency, and resilience.
As we look forward to 2019, what are the chief advantages businesses can hope to gain from hosted desktops over the next 12 months?
Security is a hot topic and a huge concern for businesses of all kinds and sizes. Because the latest hosted desktops store company data in the cloud, they can actually improve data security across your organisation. Let’s face it, cloud providers have to create secure environments. They wouldn’t last long in business if they didn’t.
With a cloud server, you also share the infrastructure and security with other users. So you benefit from strength in numbers and get a better solution at a fraction of the cost of going it alone.
Cloud server providers are also extremely knowledgeable about the latest security measures and spend a considerable amount of their time and budget focusing on security. And you get access to all this knowledge and expertise without having to invest the time or extra finance.
At Cloud Geeni we adhere to the highest level of data security and reliability. We use secure data centres (all based in the UK) that are regularly audited, and adhere to stringent industry standards. Our data centres comply with an internationally recognised best practice framework and are ISO27001 certified. So, you get the peace of mind that comes with working with a trustworthy provider committed to safeguarding your data.
Today, more security breaches occur with on-premise solutions than cloud ones. So it’s no wonder that 56% of IT managers cite improved security as a primary motivation for moving to the cloud.
Giving your employees the ability to work from any location can result in increased productivity and better engagement amongst your workforce. So, if you are looking to adopt a flexible working culture within your company (and if you’re not you might want to start), then a hosted desktop solution is for you.
Also, in 2019, more and more workers will actively be seeking flexible and mobile working conditions. So, you’ll need to meet this desire for new ways of working if you don’t want to lose highly skilled employees to competitors that will.
Boost Employee Productivity
Today’s employees tend to be more productive and efficient when engaged, connected, and respected. And, in 2019, if you are looking for ways to keep your employees happy and productive you have to give them the tools they need to do their jobs.
Employees who feel in control of their work performance are more likely to be motivated to tackle projects efficiently. And this can give a huge boost to your productivity levels.
And of course, there are also benefits in mobility. For example, with the hosted desktop, employees who are on the move can continue working as efficiently as they could if they were at their desks.
Before the financial crisis, sustainability was a hot topic in boardrooms everywhere. However, as the recession hit, some organisations deprioritised environmental concerns, as slashed budgets left them in no position to absorb the costs of going green.
But, rather than sound the death knell for corporate social responsibility, in reality, the need to make financial savings unintentionally accelerated it; as pressure to cut costs resulted in greater operational efficiencies. Today, with the UK’s economic growth steady but slow, being eco-friendly makes good business sense.
The good news is that hosted desktop solutions won’t just save you money, they are also more environmentally friendly than traditional desktop solutions and can help you to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
Boost your bottom line
Whatever else is going on in the world, businesses still need to save and make money.
By choosing a hosted desktop solution, you can significantly reduce your costs, with companies typically making huge savings after moving to a hosted desktop solution.
The hosted desktop will also help you to avoid the capital expense associated with physical computers. You only ever pay for what you use – usually on a monthly subscription basis – so you can improve the standard of your IT and your cashflow at the same time. And, because hosted desktops are scalable, the risks associated with growth can be eliminated.
To find out how our hosted desktops can help your business to thrive, contact us today for an informal chat.