A hosted desktop takes your usual desktop experience (files, folders, emails, software, settings, wallpaper – absolutely all of it) and makes it available from any device that has an internet connection.
This means that you work as normal, except that it can be on any PC, Mac, Linux machine, laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry whether you’re on the premises or not.
It’s also guaranteed to be a much faster, smoother and secure working arrangement, making it a no-brainer for business owners.
As mentioned above, hosted desktops allow you and your staff to access your individual desktops from anywhere at any time.
The benefits of this are numerous, including the ease of remote working, improved productivity and workflow, lower utility bills due to the system being energy-efficient, and constant access to all of the documents, software and communications you need even if you can’t get to the office.
As well as helping staff to optimise how they work, your trainees and delegates can greatly benefit from hosted desktops.
With virtual courses and blended learning becoming increasingly popular, delivering these through a hosted desktop infrastructure ensures that the customer experience is second to none.
No more missing data, sluggish applications, online tests that crash halfway through or not enough devices to accommodate every learner, as hosted desktops solve all of these problems from day one.
We understand that businesses in the training sector need to store massive amounts of data, much of which is highly confidential.
With learners and delegates sharing their personal information and payment details with your company, you need a system that can handle it all without a hitch, all while protecting it against loss, viruses, leaks and theft.
A hosted desktop infrastructure from GoCloud ensures that every piece of data you own is securely stored in our sophisticated UK data centres.
This means that the data is kept in one secure location rather than on multiple devices, which helps you to remain GDPR compliant.
Meanwhile, our hosted desktops include numerous other security features as standard that could otherwise come with large bills each month:
The vast majority of modern businesses want to keep their operations running smoothly whilst somehow reducing their carbon footprint.
This can be a difficult target to reach, unless of course you ask GoCloud to install hosted desktops across your workforce.
First of all, your computers and other devices won’t have to work as hard when accessing hosted desktops, which means they’ll be using less electricity.
Then there’s your existing servers, which are no longer required because all of your data is hosted within our market-leading infrastructure.
Servers eat up huge quantities of electricity and also need to be kept very cool, so you can say goodbye to these unnecessary costs too.
Saving the best for last, you have the option to replace your existing PCs with thin clients.
These efficient and affordable machines are designed specifically to access hosted desktops via the internet, making them the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly option available.
You’ll soon find that your carbon footprint lowers dramatically, which could even help you to become a carbon neutral business when combined with other green initiatives.
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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