11 Dec 5 Ways Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) Helps Your Small Business
2020 has been a difficult year for almost every business, but small businesses have been hit by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic particularly hard. Your small business needs every advantage it can get, and that’s why today’s post is dedicated to helping you learn more about desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and how it can help your business.
As a small business owner, you know just how important it is to streamline and simplify your processes. Unnecessary complexity introduces inefficiencies, which in turn eat into your budget and prevent you from reinvesting in and further growing your business. DaaS allows small business owners to simplify their IT infrastructure and reduce the time it takes to set up, maintain, and scale their technology.
Lower Operating Costs
Although technology has become more affordable in recent years, the up-front investments required to get a business off the ground can be significant, and even prohibitive. Because desktop-as-a-service provides you with applications as well as remote servers, you’ll never have to worry about investing in hardware, storage rooms, and all of the concomitant problems that come with owning your own technology infrastructure. You’ll still need to invest in some technology, of course, but some businesses are finding that they’ve cut their IT budgets by nearly 50% just by switching to DaaS.
Flexible Payment Options
In addition to reducing the costs associated with maintaining and growing an IT infrastructure, an investment in DaaS is also typically much less than the cost of the latest software and applications your team needs. Purchasing DaaS allows you to invest in only what you and your team need to succeed.
Flexibility for Employees
Almost every business that can work remotely is currently doing so. Some companies are still adjusting to the changes and challenges that come from such a large shift, but others have embraced it indefinitely due to the flexibility it provides for employees. Workers who are allowed to work remotely report higher job satisfaction, are less likely to take sick days, and are more productive when they can structure their days in a way that works for them.
However, access to critical files and information is one of the biggest challenges still facing businesses of every size, and it’s one problem that DaaS is able to solve with ease. DaaS provides your staff with streamlined access to all of the applications and files they need throughout the day, minimizing downtime and hiccups due to accessibility issues.
If your employees are accessing files and information remotely, it’s important to make sure that they’re able to do so securely. DaaS is one of the best ways to keep your workforce’s data secure, as it’s stored off-device in our cloud. This means that if a device is misplaced or you have power issues at your physical location, none of your data will be affected.
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