What Business Owners Need to Know About Hosted Virtual Desktops
There are several technical benefits of hosted virtual desktops, but business owners really just need to understand these in the context of their business. Here are three things all business owners should know about hosted virtual desktops:
You get the freshest, most secure image
When your business uses a hosted virtual desktop, you get access to the freshest, most secure image. In the context of your business, that means you have less concerns in terms of cybersecurity.
In fact, this is the reason why the U.S. federal government is starting to migrate to hosted virtual desktops. In a recent Federal Times article, Gregory Garcia, executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, explains what he likes about virtual desktops:
- “One that I really like is the ability to patch a desktop or application almost instantaneously and do it once. If someone’s been off the network for a day, a week, a month, when they go to pull that desktop down, it is the freshest, most secure image that they’re going to pull. And that’s a huge benefit in terms of labor and cybersecurity.”
Maintenance is easier
In addition to increased security, businesses also benefit from the relatively low maintenance requirements. Consolidating servers results in both easy maintenance and cost-savings for your business. This is particularly beneficial for small businesses that don’t have resources to waste.
Employees have more options in terms of mobility
And finally, migrating to a hosted virtual desktop can have a big impact on your business productivity. Since employees can access the desktop while they’re outside the office, they’ll enjoy a greater levels of flexibility and mobility. Businesses that take advantage of this dynamic will benefit from an increase in productivity.
The benefits of hosted virtual desktops can be stripped down to better security, reduced costs, and increased productivity. To talk more about hosted virtual desktops, or anything else, please contact us. Thanks.