From the user’s perspective, a hosted desktop is exactly the same as their normal desktop experience.
All of your files, folders, emails, software, shortcuts and settings remain the same, the difference being that the desktop can be accessed from anywhere.
This means that whether you’re using your office PC or Mac, a laptop whilst doing the rounds or a smartphone at home or even abroad, you have instant access to everything you need 24/7.
Whilst the ability to use your hosted desktop at home, when attending an event or during your commute massively increases daily productivity, for the medical sector it also greatly benefits doctors and nurses who are constantly moving around the site.
Rather than storing files on different devices, your hosted desktop is always available when you need it simply by logging in.
This in itself can save medical professionals a lot of time, as there’s no delay in finding the precise information required for a particular patient.
Hosted desktops also help the medical sector to become less dependent on paper.
Whilst some documents and records will always be required in physical form, accessing them becomes much faster and easier when each member of staff can use their personal hosted desktop from any device with an internet connection.
When you use your hosted desktop on a computer, laptop or phone, you’re simply accessing the system that’s stored within our UK data centre.
No actual files are saved to that device, so you never have to worry about confidential data falling into the wrong hands if the device is lost or stolen.
Meanwhile, hosted desktops from GoCloud come with a wide array of advanced security features:
All of the above guarantees that your data is protected against not only malware and hackers, but also members of staff who don’t have admin rights to particular files.
In the process, GDPR compliance becomes infinitely easier because every piece of data is stored in one place, which is monitored around the clock, looked after by our experienced technicians, and backed up every single day.
We understand that organisations within the medical sector need to run their daily operations in a cost-effective and sustainable way.
This is where hosted desktops present two additional benefits, as they use less electricity than traditional desktops.
Less strain on your hardware means a lower utility bill and an extended lifespan for the devices.
Also, due to each hosted desktop being stored inside GoCloud’s infrastructure, you no longer need your own server hardware.
This in itself can save an organisation in the medical sector many thousands of pounds every year, as the costs associated with its daily running, maintenance, repairs, upgrades and air conditioned environment are entirely removed.
Going one step further, you can replace old PCs with thin clients.
These are designed with the sole purpose of accessing hosted desktops through an internet connection, which results in them working faster and more securely whilst requiring a lot less power.
If you want to really get the most out of your hosted desktops, the installing of thin clients across the site is great for your budget as well as the planet.
"Using the GoCloud technology is just like sitting in the office anyway, so there's never any loss of work time."
"There were no upfront capital costs, we could save on energy bills, and we could pay for their service monthly."
"The service is incredibly reliable and since working with them we have had a smooth, fast and stable platform."
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