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Why Small Businesses Should Use Desktop as a Service

June 20, 2017

 

A small business owner often wears many, many hats.

 

On any given day they can act as maintenance, IT, HR, and CEO. It can feel exhausting and overwhelming at times.

 

But in the end, it's always worth it. 

 

However, that doesn't mean a small business owner shouldn't look into finding and implementing effective systems that help them increase productivity. In fact, the more systems set into place, the more time small businesses can focus on generating sales.

 

Which is why small businesses should use Desktop as a Service. And it's no accident that it is emerging in the tech world.

 

But any good business owner does their research before making any purchase decisions. 

 

So let's dive into the reasons small businesses should look into using Desktop as a Service.

 

What Is Desktop?

 

Desktop or Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a system created so all of your computers, whether they are located in-house or virtually, can communicate with one another.

 

The information is stored on a remote server. All the machines can then access data and applications through the cloud service provider without storing anything locally.

 

Is Desktop Cost Effective?

 

Price is always a number one concern for any small business. It's important to find an effective system that helps your business thrive. And save on costs.

 

In fact, it reduces the total cost of ownership. Both the direct and indirect costs associated with owning hardware and operational expenditures are lessened. 

 

Here are just a few ways this system will help you lower costs for your business:

  • Cloud Service: This fact alone will significantly reduce your hardware investment costs. In-house hardware can often cost 2x as much as using this service. 

  • Longer Life of Existing Equipment: Rather than investing in expensive upgrades, you can reuse your hardware for much longer.

  • No Local Hard Disk

  • Reduces Your Power Consumption: This is two-fold. You get to be energy conscious and save money. Win/win!

  • Cost is Based on Use: You can actually pay for what you're getting using this system.

  • Highly Scalable: You can easily implement this service into your business at any time.

How Can Desktop Save Me Time?

 

Any successful business owner understands that time is money. They also understand that one way to burn out fast is to spend all their time at the office.

 

So if you're looking to do more in less time so you and your employees can enjoy a work-life balance, this system can really help. 

 

Here's how using this system can save you and your small business time:

  • Alleviates Small Problems: Small problems almost always taking up a lot more time than they should.With this system, there is no need for you or employees to handle maintenance related tasks. This means no need to hire an IT department or spend time handling it yourself.

  • It's Fast: This system can be implemented extremely quickly. It also works with any business at any stage of their growth. New applications and updates can also be completed in less than a day. Often they're completed within minutes.

How Does Desktop Handle Security & Compliance?

 

Using a personal computer in a business environment today can leave you and your business at risk. They can be hacked, lost, or stolen at any time leaving you vulnerable.

 

With DaaS, there is nothing to steal or lose. Why? Because it's remote.

 

Not convinced yet? Here are a few more computer risks the typical small business can run into:

What you will enjoy by implementing DaaS to your business:

  • The Cloud cannot act as a zombie host. Meaning, you don't have to worry about anyone hacking into your system.

  • It's difficult for viruses to infiltrate through the zombie host.

  • Having continuous backup and synchronization performed at a remote place means compliance is at a lower risk.

Can Desktop Increase Employee Mobility & Flexibility?

 

The workforce is changing. No longer does everyone have to leave their home to put in a full day's work.

Or even live in the same city as their boss. Or the same country. Or work the same hours.

Here's how Desktop offers mobility:

  • Can Work Anywhere: You can work from home or the office or on the beach. And everything you need is right there in front of you. Always. No matter what. In fact, BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, is growing in popularity.

  • Can Use Any Device: Prefer to use your laptop? Or your iPad? This system allows you to use laptops, Macbooks, tablets, desktops, and thin clients. Whatever system you want, you can access what you need.

  • Keeps Everyone Connected: This is so important to any business. The ability to have everyone connected wherever they are, whenever they need to access information. This helps systematize your business so that everything and everyone understands how to prioritize and complete their work effectively. No confusion means more time spent actually working.

  • Disaster Relief: What if something horrible happens? No one ever wants to think about it, but with Desktop, you don't have to. A DaaS strategy will help you avoid costly delays if something does go wrong.

When Wouldn't Implementing Desktop Work for My Business?

 

As with almost everything else on this planet, Desktop isn't for everyone. 

 

Here's when a small business shouldn't adopt DaaS:

  • Security Risks: Do your research before you choose a DaaS provider. While most make security a priority, not all of them do. Choose one that has an excellent security record. And remember that you often get what you pay for.

  • Exit Strategy: While a minimum risk, even a DaaS provider can go out of business. It's important to have a strategy should the worst happen. 

  • Data Storage Laws: Compliance laws vary from business to business and from state to state. Check the local laws for regulations you need to be aware of.

Each business owner has their own set of priorities and decisions to make. It's important to learn how to create systems, reduce clutter, and trust your own instincts.

 

We provide small businesses with effective systems to help them grow and thrive. We also share information to help small business owners continue to grow and thrive so come back often to read up on our latest news.

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