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The ‘90s Want Their Desktop Back – Get Current with Desktop-as-a-Service

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 in Desktop-as-a-Service

Do you remember the days of your IT person bouncing from desk to desk to perform upgrades to employee computers? Hours spent performing the same task over and over again. Employees sitting idly by waiting to get back to work. Is your business still operating this way?

I certainly hope not, but if you are, you should consider shifting out of the ’90s and into the cloud. Today’s businesses are leveraging Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) to remotely provision hosted virtual desktops via a remote server which allows for personal computer desktops to be managed simultaneously. In doing such, businesses can eliminate the need to perform tasks on an individual level, streamlining the process and saving valuable resources. Let’s look at a few of the benefits of DaaS.

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Compared to the traditional way of managing workstations, DaaS significantly lowers TCO. In fact, IDC reports the reduction in CAPEX to be around 56% when deploying DaaS. By removing the need for local servers and reducing power consumption, virtual desktops end up costing about half that of a standard PC. Additionally, virtual desktops give businesses the ability to reuse existing hardware, extending the lifespan of technology resources and saving even more money on expensive replacements and upgrades.  

Improved security and compliance 

With cybersecurity issues at an all-time high, one of the significant problems with personal computers is the likelihood of being hacked, lost, or stolen. Since a DaaS setup eliminates the need for sensitive information to be stored directly on the hard drive, there’s nothing for bad actors to take if they gain access to the computer – either virtually or physically. DaaS also reduces the threat of the desktop being used as a ‘zombie host’ for malicious file downloads that can wreak havoc on the company LAN. Instead, DaaS uses remote displays that make it much more difficult for viruses to infiltrate the network. From a compliance standpoint, virtual desktops centralize updates at the remote location which results in continuous backup and synchronization of data, making compliance a much easier task than before.

Enable mobile and remote employees

By 2020, mobile workers are expected to make up nearly 75% of the workplace, according to IDC. With so many employees working from places other than the office, DaaS helps keep employees productive with a seamless environment whether they are working in the office, at home, or on the road. Virtual desktops allow users to access the desktop from anywhere, on any device.

Faster deployment and scalability 

Remember your IT guy booting employees from their desks to do updates? That kind of downtime doesn’t fly in today’s fast-paced business environment. Software, applications, and upgrades need to be managed in a few minutes – not hours or even days. DaaS can be deployed and scaled quickly, giving way to businesses becoming more agile and efficient while reducing the burden on IT resources.

If you’re looking to streamline how you manage your corporate desktops, LanYap Networks can help. Contact us to learn how you can enjoy all the benefits of DaaS.

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