Empowering employees is a fantastic investment. It raises morale, helps to build essential relationships, can increase productivity and makes each individual recognise their value within the organisation. Indeed, empowering workers in the office and at home using hosted desktops can present a company with a range of direct and unexpected benefits.
As an employee, having the opportunity to work from home means no long, arduous commute, lunch at your own dining table, and playing with the kids, chilling in the garden or watching a bit of TV immediately after a hard day’s work. As an employer, our cloud hosted desktops mean that workers can still access exactly the same software, apps and files that they use in the office, enabling to get the job done to the same standards no matter where they are. Everybody wins!
It will come as a surprise to some and a statement of the obvious to others that working from home can increase productivity. It’s always been a controversial subject, and there was a time when the accepted way to ensure employee productivity was to sit them in orderly rows of cubicles watched constantly by managers. The idea that people would work better from home was laughable.
But times have changed enormously: a widely cited study found that employees of Chinese travel agency CTrip made 13.5% more calls when working at home compared to in the office. Meanwhile, a 2016 survey found that 91% of American occasional home-workers felt that they worked harder in their personal environments. This trend is very much taking root in the UK too, with more and more businesses offering the option to work from home either on certain days of the week or when requested by the employee.
The problem with traditional hardware-heavy networks is that they are clunky, inconsistent and unfit for the agile workplace. With hosted desktops, whilst employees can enjoy working from anywhere, businesses benefit from increased flexibility by adding temporary capacity to their systems when necessary or expanding consistently if required.
What’s more, work-from-home opportunities are an attractive perk for staff, plus they’re also advantageous to the business if your premises ever need to be closed for the day, such as during refurbishment, repairs, relocation or circumstances that are beyond your control.
Running a hosted desktop system means that your on-site hardware can consist of thin clients that require little or no maintenance and far fewer IT staff, if any.The only price you pay is an affordable and scalable subscription, which in GoCloud’s case represents exceptional value.
As your employees work at home thanks to GoCloud more and more, daily office costs such as cleaning bills, IT maintenance and even kitchen and bathroom supplies can drop rapidly. Similarly, energy bills can reduce by as much as 95% if you're place power-hungry servers with environmentally friendly thin clients
Everyone works more efficiently on their own devices. You know where everything is,you’re used to all of the nuances of the system and, perhaps most of all, it’s something that you, as an individual, chose for yourself. GoCloud customers can benefit from this increased efficiency from anywhere in the world, as our centralised model with end-to-end encryption can be run easily and securely on a wide array of devices, even if they’re on an unsecured connection.
To find out more about GoCloud hosted desktops or how to become a partner, call today on 01482 751133 and let us know how we can help.