A hosted virtual desktop is a user interface that provides access to applications and data via the cloud, rather than from the user’s device or an on-site server. Storing, managing, and accessing data this way is called “cloud computing.”
While it may sound very nebulous, your data isn’t really being stored somewhere in the heavens. It actually has a home on solid ground—that is, on your cloud provider’s servers—and the data and applications are accessible via the internet.
Advantages of Hosted Desktops
Among the greatest benefits of a hosted virtual desktop service is that it allows you to access your applications and data anywhere from an internet-connected device.
Imagine this scenario: You start working on a presentation from your desktop computer at work. At lunchtime you want to present what you’ve come up with so far to a colleague, so you grab your tablet and log into the hosted virtual desktop at the café. Later that night you think of a few things you want to add to the presentation. Rather than writing it down and waiting until you’re back at work in the morning, you log into your hosted virtual desktop from your home and make the changes.
Mobility is one of many benefits of cloud-based hosted desktops. Other benefits include:
- Reduced costs: From purchasing software and keeping up with licensing fees, to maintaining an IT staff, to the cost of on-site servers and computer hardware, IT infrastructure is a significant cost for businesses. A hosted desktop reduces these costs significantly.
- Predictable pricing: When you add up the costs of hardware and software, replacement technology, downtime, data security, added space for a growing data center, and IT staff, the predictable pricing structure of a hosted desktop service like that of CyberlinkASP becomes very attractive.
- Increased flexibility and mobility: People are on the go more than ever today. A hosted desktop service enables your employees to access the data and applications they need wherever they are. Working from home, whether full-time or part-time, is an attractive option for many employees. The ability to offer your employees the option of working remotely makes your business more competitive.
- Increased security: Cloud computing makes it easier to mitigate data breaches—when laptops, tablets, phones, and other devices are lost or stolen, the data can be moved or wiped remotely before it gets into the wrong hands.
Contact CyberlinkASP to learn more about our hosted desktop service, and start saving money for your business today.