1. Data security
Gradually companies are becoming more aware about sensitive distributions of data. That’s why special software is being used to limit data leaks from any department of any company. So, what happens if you need to work from home or if you are on a business trip or even need to work temporarily in another office? How will you get access to your desktop?
That’s where hosted desktops in the UK come into use. This system allows the user to get access to their desktop, going as far as being able to work with software licensed for your company from any device. All this is done while data is being safely held on a remote server.
One of the biggest risks to businesses is data loss through breaches and hacking, which often come from easily preventable failures in technology. Non-remote desktop services pose a higher risk of data loss because the desktops store data on hard drives, accessible from only one place. But cloud-stored data isn’t impacted by device failure, and is instead stored on safe central servers.
Most services will have additional safety features and encryption services built into them, for maximum data security. Remote services, often because of the nature of their use, have extra security compared to in-house desktop usage. All this makes virtual hosted networks great for larger, financial and legal companies, as it takes the pain of disaster recovery away.
2. Boosts employee productivity and morale
A lot of factors can influence employee productivity. At the top of this list is the working environment. Remote working is the way of the future: it means employees can work from home, have a greater and more flexible work/life balance. This leads to a happier and more respected workforce that is more productive.
It means staff can contact each other at all times, so work isn’t stalled by failed communication.
3. Saves money
Budgeting for IT services can be costly, particularly if you are a small business or a startup. Using remote desktop services rather than a single-location desktop system can save you money in the long run.
Remote services don’t require as much IT attention as standard desktop services, with cloud storage solutions being a fraction of the cost of traditional storage solutions and maintenance because they do not require a central drive to function.
It also means you may not need as much office space for your staff, if any at all. Staff can also work on the go, saving money in staff time. A virtual desktop means you don’t have to worry about servers backup or powering, and there’s no maintenance required.
4. Easy to manage and access documents and data
Using remote desktop services makes it easy to manage and access data from any location in the world. If a member of staff is abroad, they’ll still get the same UK broadband speeds no matter where they are. Desktop services enable remote workers to access key data from virtually any device, including mobile phones and personal laptop computers, often with only the same passwords as they’d need on their usual desktop computer.
What’s more, a remote desktop can permit authority figures to assess remote employee work progress. At the same time, work can be password protected for privacy just like on a normal desktop.
Speak with us about your requirements
We offer a number of options for virtual hosted desktops. For further help and advice call our friendly team on 01403 290 321 or you can drop us an email on [email protected].