Desktop as a Service Explained

Desktop as a Service Explained

If you are like most businesses, you have a number of employees who each have their own desktops that you have to manage either through an IT staff member or, if you’re really brave, you may try to do it all yourself. You’ve likely run into issues with viruses, general computer slowness, and other problems that can quickly eat into your time as well as your company’s profitability. Thankfully, there are other options that allow you to focus on your company and hire professionals to handle your desktop support and infrastructure.  Desktop as a service is a relatively new term that may sound complicated, but is really quite simple.

What Is Desktop as a Service?

Desktop as a service means that you work with a service provider to host your desktop machines in the cloud to be accessed from anywhere, by you and your employees. This means that your employees can work from home as if they were in the office. This type of arrangement offers several advantages over maintaining a large number of separate desktop machines.

Advantages of Desktop as a Service

  • Streamlined Updates – If you own a small business, you likely are relying on your individual employees to handle their own virus settings as well as managing their operating system updates. The problem with this approach is that if your employees miss a critical update, you could open your entire network up to huge problems. With desktop as a service, your service provider handles all of these updates in the background.
  • Location Independent – One of the largest advantages to virtual desktops is the ability to work from literally anywhere. All you or your employees need is an internet connection, and you are ready to go. 
  • Cost Savings – By streamlining all of your machines to the cloud, you may save money on reduced infrastructure and IT costs, which can be a win-win situation for all involved.

Interested in More Information about Virtual Desktops?

Contact CyberlinkASP today at 972-262-5200 if you think cloud desktops may be an option to improve the efficiency of your business.