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Modern working practices are unquestionably more flexible than the traditional office-based 9-5 approach to work. An improved worklife balance is at the core of this approach for many businesses, allowing those with long commutes, caring responsibilities or involved hobbies to work more flexibly. Organisations benefit too, with a wider potential talent pool, the ability to deliver their service despite transport or weather disruption, and a broader coverage of business territories at lower cost. But the IT support behind a flexible working policy can be challenging. Unless of course the business chooses a hosted virtual desktop solution such as GoCloud.
A hosted virtual desktop is the progressive business’s IT solution. Providing the same desktop solution on a laptop in head office as on a mobile device on a train, employees get the accessibility they need to do their jobs properly, the consistency they expect and the security the business requires. For instance, a CEO can read an updated sales report on their tablet whilst travelling in Asia, just moments after the sales analyst has finished writing it from their home office. Mandatory training can be delivered to every team member at the same time, and files can be shared, printed and edited as easily as if the team were working next to one another. Life becomes unquestionably simpler for everyone involved.
Device flexibility is a huge benefit to many businesses. Instead of providing each employee with costly laptops that need regular updates and replacements, businesses can take a more flexible approach. Staff can be provided with tablets and keyboards to work from home with or even be given an allowance to choose a suitable device in line with their preference. Office requirements are little more than keyboards and thin clients, making virtual desktops ideal for hot-desk offices.
The security of hosted virtual desktops is a huge benefit to businesses with flexible working practices. We’ve all heard the stories about valuable information being left on trains, and everyone knows someone who broke their laptop thanks to an incident with a cup of coffee. But what about burglaries or insecure home internet connections? It’s commonly agreed that a hosted desktop is even more secure than a normal desktop PC. Bitdefender Endpoint Protection takes care of viruses, whilst traffic between the end-user and the UK data centre is 256-bit encrypted. Multi-factor authentication defends against account takeovers and data theft by verifying your users’ identities before they access their data, and as all data is stored and processed on servers within the data centre itself, only screen changes, key presses and mouse movements are transmitted over the internet.
It’s clear to see that hosted virtual desktops are the way forward for any business serious about flexible working. GoCloud’s high performance, high security hosted desktop solution is the perfect choice for businesses wishing to add a hosted desktop solution to their suite of services.