One of the biggest expenses for businesses is keeping up with advances in technologies. In the past, this was not so much of an issue, because technology was not evolving as fast as it is today. It was perfectly acceptable for a business to purchase hardware and software, and expect to get about five or six years use out of it before having to upgrade. Today, that is no longer the case, and technological advancements have resulted in new hardware and software being released on an annual basis.
The increase in technological advancements has resulted in software and hardware becoming obsolete in as little as 18 months or less. In some cases, certain hardware and software is incompatible, too. Most businesses do not have the financial resources to upgrade their hardware and software every year, or every other year, in order to remain competitive and have access to the latest technologies.
This is why virtual desktops and application hosting through the Cloud are becoming a more attractive and cost-effective option for businesses. The service provider takes care of all upgrades, updates, and maintenance related to hardware and software. All you do is pay a monthly subscription to access a virtual desktop environment along with the applications you need to operate your business through a secure Internet connection.
As a result, you get much more life out of your current hardware and reduce your overall annual IT costs. To learn more about virtual applications and desktops, feel free to call CyberlinkASP at 972-262-5200 to speak to a representative.