Think about how many tasks you have to do on a computer.
From adding, ordering, checking and selling stock, to monitoring sales figures, running the company payroll, arranging audits, marketing your products and submitting tax returns, there’s a lot of data that you access each and every day.
If your computer system were to fail, would you even be able to keep your doors open for the rest of the day?
The retail sector’s dependence on IT equipment isn’t unique, but the impact a system failure can have on profit margins is particularly severe for your industry.
A hosted desktop is your usual desktop experience, except that instead of being contained within a single computer, it’s available on any device with an internet connection.
This means that a broken PC or even a power cut won’t stop you from operating as normal, as you can use any device you wish to carry out your tasks and duties.
If your customers place orders with your business, you have their names, addresses, contact details, payment information and other sensitive data stored in your computer system.
This makes it vulnerable to loss, corruption and theft as a result of accidents, criminal damage, natural disasters, online viruses, hackers and unauthorised users.
In order to adhere to data security regulations and GDPR, you need a sophisticated system that’s easy to use whilst impossible to compromise.
Hosted desktops from GoCloud are the answer, as all of your data is stored in our secure data centres that are manned by skilful technicians, monitored by CCTV, and protected by a range of market-leading security features:
A lot of time can be wasted when you don’t have access to certain information, which can lead to you falling behind the competition or even letting down a customer through slow service.
With hosted desktops, you’re never cut off from your customer base, online audiences and web enquiries, which when used to full effect will lead to the ultimate customer experience.
The bottom line is that by offering instant, reliable and remote access to all of your usual files, folders, emails, applications, ordering systems and accounting software, hosted desktops help retailers to market and sell their products more effectively.
If you have a bricks-and-mortar store, you have multiple expenses that need paying on a regular basis.
Even if you sell entirely online, you still have to pay for web and email hosting, advertising, marketing campaigns and much more. We understand the importance of running a cost-effective business, which is why hosted desktops are also designed to help you save money.
This is achieved through the speed, reliability and accessibility of the system, plus you can also significantly lower the amount of electricity you use due to hosted desktops being energy-efficient.
Also, as staff are able to do their jobs much more smoothly and productively, you’ll find that a hosted desktop infrastructure helps everyone to achieve more in fewer working hours, which often equates to a stronger cash flow and profits.
Take a GoCloud hosted desktop for a free 5-day test drive and experience the freedom to work from anywhere.
"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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