Desktop-as-a-Service – 8 essential reasons your business needs Remote App to take it to the next level
Cloud-based services have gone mainstream and their popularity has grown exponentially in the last few years. In fact, more and more businesses are realising the benefits of turning to cloud hosting.
The good news is you don’t need a degree in meteorology to understand how the cloud works.
To non-techy types, ‘the cloud’ may seem like a mystical entity which floats like mist above our heads (quite literally). However, ‘the cloud’ just refers to an off-site system which securely stores your company’s data.
One example of a cloud-based service is DaaS, which stands for Desktop-as-a-Service. Using DaaS, everything that belongs on your office computer (your documents, apps and data) can be accessed remotely. This means that if you have a supported device with an internet connection, you can access anything on your desktop, from anywhere in the world. Cool, huh?
Remote App is Hooble’s very own Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. It uses your internet network to open and run all your software and files, so they’re always at your fingertips. But what are the other benefits to your business of using it?
1. Boost productivity
Using a hosted desktop, staff have the flexibility to carry out their tasks from any location. It’s perfect if you have salespeople on the move, remote workers and staff working outside of office hours. Did you know that access to remote working can lead to a productivity boost for your business, too? A study by Stanford University of 500 home-based workers found that productivity was equal to a full day’s extra work each week, compared to their office-based counterparts.
2. Automated back-ups
DaaS eliminates the need for your business to manage tedious back-end responsibilities, like upgrades and data back-ups. Hooble will take care of all of this for you. In fact, Hooble take 1-hourly snapshots of data, as well as daily 24-hour backups, meaning that should anything go wrong, you have peace of mind that your data is always protected.
3. Protection against data breaches
Talking of data, yours will be stored on super-secure, remote servers rather than office hard drives. This comes into its own for stopping sensitive data falling into the wrong hands. How? If your business was broken into and laptops and computers were stolen, this could lead to a breach in data security. However, if you use a virtual desktop service like Remote App, you can delete any confidential information remotely or move it to a different account.
The traditional model of computing involves paying for additional licences and storage that you may not get around to using in the near future. In contrast, using a cloud desktop provider like Hooble means that you can scale up your services if your business grows or scale it down if it shrinks. The upshot? You only pay for what you require and nothing more. If circumstances change, you can adjust your package with a simple phone call.
5. Save on expenditure
Since making the move to cloud-based services, some companies have found that it has reduced their IT costs by a huge 30%. This transition will also help you avoid the upfront costs of buying hardware and paying for subsequent upgrades. Instead, you’ll receive a predictable monthly bill, which makes forecasting for your IT spend more accurate. It also reduces the support burden on IT staff, allowing them to focus on other key activities within your business.
6. Improved security
When it comes to safety, cloud computing technology is so reliable that 94% of businesses report significant improvements in online security after moving their data over. Your business can stay up to date with the latest software without the hassle of needing to update devices yourself – it’s all taken care of by Hooble.
7. Minimise the impact of a disaster
Traditional computing methods require having a back-up plan for data storage, otherwise permanent data loss can occur. However, when using a hosted desktop, your data will always be available as long as you have an internet connection. Therefore, it’s an ideal back-up solution for your business if the worst were to happen. If you’re affected by fire or a flood, your employees have the option to continue working whilst things get back up and running.
A good cloud desktop provider like Hooble will be able to deliver a reliable service – they guarantee 99.99% uptime, so you don’t have to worry about IT outages playing havoc with your business. Another benefit? Their servers are maintained to the very highest standards and equipped with corporate-level security measures, making it a no-brainer to store your valuable data in their trusted hands.
Along with cost savings and benefits such as data loss protection, using a virtual desktop solution can provide a welcome boost to staff productivity. One of the great things about DaaS is that staff can easily share data and collaborate to complete projects, no matter where they’re based.
Still on the fence? Contacting Hooble is worth considering no matter your infrastructure or budget. Discussing your requirements will enable you to choose a package that’s tailored to your specific needs. That way, you’ll only pay for what you need and nothing more.
With so many incredible benefits, isn’t it time you took your business to the next level with the help of Hooble’s Desktop-as-a-Service solution?
Contact Hooble to find out how Remote App (DaaS) could transform your business today!