07 Dec Customizing the Virtual Desktop Experience to Reach Peak Efficiency
More businesses than ever before are adopting virtual desktop infrastructures into their business models, and with good reason. Between direct savings on hardware buying and maintenance costs and boosts to productivity that can lead to increased profits over time, incorporating desktop-as-a-service into the overall strategy can lead to big gains for companies that take the time to learn how to make the most of it.
However, progress means different things to different people, and not all companies will experience the same needs nor face the same challenges. Incorporating a new strategy or emerging technology only makes sense if it will have a corresponding positive impact on the business. If the new system doesn’t mesh with the old, it could just lead to more problems.
Luckily, while desktop-as-a-service provides the user with unparalleled mobility in where they want to work, it also gives them a much higher degree of choice in how they want to work.
In this blog, we’ll focus on the many ways virtual desktop hosting allows users to customize their processes in ways never before possible, and what that could mean for productivity, efficiency, and output at your office.
Why Customization Matters
More than ever before, modern businesses exist in an environment of ever-expanding technology and constant cultural shifts. Customers are more empowered than ever before when it comes to making informed purchases; with the world around them changing so quickly, businesses need to be able to react quickly in order to stay relevant to their audiences.
But customers are only one part of the equation. Even if your product is still good and your message is still relevant, it won’t make much difference if the competition can get their products out faster or more cheaply. If you want to stand out, you not only have to adapt your strategy to your buyers, but also have to adapt your strategy to everyone else’s in your industry.
How Desktop-as-a-Service Can Help
DaaS gives users unprecedented power to react to change and adjust your strategy on the fly. Cloud accessibility and real-time updates allow users to quickly identify changes (whether in consumer demands, material availability, etc.) and react quickly and decisively. Access to a huge variety of cloud-based software and services gives your team the agility needed to get ahead of the competition.
One important aspect of DaaS flexibility is the ability to access new apps on old machines. Through the cloud, virtual desktops allow smaller companies and startups to run software and applications that wouldn’t normally be feasible, leveling the playing field and giving younger companies a fighting chance against larger companies with bigger IT budgets.
DaaS is scalable to the size of your business, and with so many options available, companies of all sizes and makeups will find a solution that works. Each virtual desktop service comes with a high degree of customization, allowing companies to shop around for the perfect solution to fit their unique position. As a user, your customization and flexibility options will only grow as virtual desktop technology continues to develop and improve.
What Customization Means For You
In many ways, navigating the interconnected world is a lot like a ship navigating a stormy sea. Big waves can come in from any direction, and you can’t always predict what new development might rock the boat. The biggest ships can usually use their sheer size and momentum to push through, but smaller boats have to be able to react and adapt to changes quickly if they don’t want to be overtaken.
For small and medium-sized businesses especially, adding a VDI to the company’s strategy is can be like putting the big ship’s engine in the small boat’s packagage. Navigating is still a challenge, but they’re in a better position than ever to get out in front of new developments so that they can ride with the waves instead of against them.
Simply put: with a VDI in place, you’ll have greater potential than ever to do what you do best, how you do best, allowing you to put yourself ahead of the storm and push yourself where you want to go.
If you’re interested in learning more about virtual desktop infrastructure, the benefits desktop-as-a-service can bring, and how to make the most of them, download our free informative guide, 10 Ways Virtual Desktop Hosting Saves Time and Money in Business, and start steering your business toward success today!