One thing that we have learned from the current pandemic is that businesses need the flexibility to move their operations from in-house to remote quickly and efficiently.  Working remote used to be a convenience but now has become a necessity that will be with us long after this current pandemic.  Business owners, need to think outside the box to keep their employee’s productive and provide services to their customers.  Keeping costs down and productivity up is now our highest priority.

Businesses looking to stay ahead in today’s highly competitive market require efficient technology that goes beyond day-to-day operations and addresses organizational goals. But because business owners don't have much time, adopting innovative technology is often put in the back burner. Now more than ever, business owners need to focus on technology that saves them money and helps their employee’s be more productive.

One way businesses can simplify their computing requirements is by using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), a service that allows users to access and use a desktop environment from a hosted data center. With Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), a subscription-based service wherein a cloud service provider manages the client's VDI, they'd have even lesser need to manage their own infrastructure. The service provider is responsible for back-end tasks such storing, securing, and backing up data while providing regular system upgrades and help desk support. However, these aren't the only perks DaaS provides businesses with.

Enhanced affordability

According to an IDC white paper, desktop-as-a-service reduces hardware capital expenditure by 56% annually. When compared to traditional workstations, DaaS significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) due to its longer lifespan, the absence of an on premise server, and reduced power consumption. Eliminate the, once every 4 years, capitol expense to replace an on premise server, not to mention the money saved from downtime and headaches during and after an upgrade.  Virtual desktops also enable companies to reuse existing hardware and extending the lifespan of their tech resources, saving time spent searching for and installing replacements.

Reinforced security

Businesses with a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy need to realize that computers can be hacked into, lost, or stolen anytime. Allowing employees to store crucial business files on their own unsecured devices increases the risk of data breach. With Desktop-as-a-Service, you won’t have to worry about loss because data is stored in the data center, not the device.

Also, cloud desktops are unable to host malicious files and impede virus infiltration through remote displays. And since system updates are centralized, businesses benefit from a streamlined data backup and synchronization processes, and simplified compliance.  If you must comply with HIPPA or Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Rules regarding securing PII or other client information, DaaS meets or exceeds those requirements providing compliance for your business.

Improved mobility

With DaaS, working from home will no longer mean remoting into a desktop at work or dealing with a slow VPN. Just hibernate your virtual desktop at the office and access it from home. Virtual desktops ensure the same PC desktop experience from anywhere on any device, including iPads, Macbooks, tablets and laptops. You will have the same Windows 10 experience with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

Increased flexibility

Modern businesses are pressed for time, meaning new software, applications and updates must be completed in a few minutes, not days. Owning an on premise server is rigid and expensive to scale.  DaaS can be quickly implemented, is scalable, and eliminates application compatibility issues.

Moreover, DaaS provides companies with a built-in disaster recovery strategy that gets desktops up and running in no time. With a virtual desktop, not only will you save money on IT management, but you’ll also help your employees to be more mobile and responsive.

Who is a good candidate for DaaS?

Any business that wants to reduce cost, provide a more mobile work environment, or have HIPPA, IRS, or PII security compliance requirements are great candidates for DaaS.  Below are just a few industries we have helped move to a Virtual Desktop Solution

Tax Professionals, Financial Planners, and CPA Firms
Health Care Providers such as Chiropractic, Dentist, and Physical Therapists
Construction and Trade Services

  

To stand a chance in this new business environment, businesses need to know how to efficiently harness the benefits of cloud computing technologies like Desktop-as-a-Service. AMS Technology is an experienced managed services provider that offers Hosted Desktops - DaaS solutions that help small Tacoma & Seattle businesses grow through efficient IT solutions and proactive support. Feel free to contact us anytime; we’re always ready to help.