Businesses are turning to hosted desktops at a staggering rate. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, cloud-based Software as a Service systems like GoCloud are set to have grown 285% between 2016 and 2021. This is because there are multiple advantages to companies that embrace cloud-based software and hosted desktop solutions in particular, with recent research outlining the five below as the top reasons to make the change.
With finances being at the core of how a business operates, many are coming around to the idea of adopting hosted desktops. The technology can quickly and confidently shed the majority of an existing IT infrastructure and related support costs, replacing them with a single, affordable subscription with a hosted desktop service provider like GoCloud. Meanwhile, reduced electricity consumption and lower hardware turnover are two additional financial motivations for switching to the cloud.
A modern organisation needs to be flexible, agile and adaptable. More than ever, Darwin’s observation that “those most able to adapt, survive” holds true for businesses as much as it does for anything else.
Because hosted desktops aren’t hardware or infrastructure-dependent, businesses that use them can adapt faster than ever, maximising on bring your own device (BYOD) functionalities, work-from-home policies, the ability to access files whilst on the move, and much more. GoCloud’s offering, for example, can very easily adapt to full business restructurings and the opening of new branches, which leads us on to the next benefit.
With hosted desktop systems like GoCloud, the frustrating process of waiting days for new departments and offices to go online, followed by weeks of sorting out bugs, is a thing of the past. New clients can be added to a company’s cloud-based network quickly and easily from anywhere, benefiting from the same level of security from day one. Because the service is centralised, adding a range of new users with different roles and permissions is streamlined, saving on unnecessary admin time and costly delays.
Simplicity means productivity. A department that doesn’t have to work around software inconsistencies, or wait for issues to be fixed, will always have everything it needs to complete the task at hand. Likewise, the option for employees to work from home and apply BYOD to their roles have both been proven to increase productivity levels. Finally, GoCloud is here to tailor the system to a company’s unique needs so that it will always be running at maximum efficiency.
It goes without saying that information security is a huge issue in the digital age, with the cyber-attack on the NHS in May 2018 bringing it to public attention with a bang. The organisation lost £92m, 19,000 appointments were cancelled and lives were potentially put at unnecessary risk, all because of a virus spreading through systems that were decentralised, old and insecure.
GoCloud guarantees the opposite to this, as our service’s centralised, encrypted and hack-secure nature makes it a very attractive proposition for businesses across the UK.
If you’d like to find out more about our hosted desktops or how to become a partner, call today on 01482 751133.