Power up a personal tablet at a coffee shop and immediately access the desktop at work a thousand miles away. At the same moment, the business owner and the company’s top engineer are able to look at the same application as the traveler who is holding the tablet. This is desktop virtualization and, yes, it can be mind boggling. It is an amazing innovation that a small business owner in Vermont can use, as can a major corporation in California.
As a business takes the advantages a virtual desktop service has to offer, it is provided with up-to-date technology, secure access, and state of the art back-up services and data storage. From day one, a new business can have an affordable IT service equal to an established corporation; perhaps even better. The process is a connection from an authorized device through an Internet source to an off-site facility, which brings the familiar desktop from the main business computer directly to the user, anywhere, at any time.
The user has the ability to file reports, place a purchase order, or bring up schematics to show to a customer miles away from the main office. An owner on a business trip can set a schedule on a handheld device that will be placed in a calendar on a scheduler’s desk when the computer is booted up at the start of the work day.
Desktop virtualization can be an equalizer in the business world. With 24/7 access to a help desk, data storage, and an outsourced IT department for a fixed monthly fee, any business has a wonderful opportunity for growth.