Even thought the concept of online desktop is relatively new more organizations are already seriously thinking about this concept. And quite a few of them have implemented the hosted desktop concept to reap in great benefits. If your organization is not aware of this concept yet or has not thought about investing in this concept then you may want to talk to someone in charge.
Remote desktops are becoming more important for businesses due to many factors. Today the business world is highly competitive, more so than ever. Data theft has become the norm. Most companies don’t expect their data to be completely secure. But data can be secured when the custodian of the data is a neutral party.
Employees are the assets of any organization but some of them turn out to be rotten apples. When an organization entrusts its employees with loads of confidential data it expects them to protect that data ethically. Now if one of the employees in an organization turns out for the competitor can you imagine what will happen? The competitor will get their hands on the data and this could spell doom for the organization in question. Now what if no employee has access to data storage? It is possible through the concept of hosted desktop.
Hosted desktop or online desktop is a virtual desktop environment that can be accessed using the internet. Everything – software applications, both off the shelf and customized and data will be stored at the data centre of a third party vendor. Any employee that wants to work on one or more of the applications or the data will need to connect with the data centre over the internet. They will get a virtual desktop environment where they can work. Any data storage will not be on the employee’s hard drive but in the server that is there at the data centre. Now this is what you call safe data storage and many companies are using this facility.
There are two other big benefits of an online desktop. The first benefit is where employees of an organization can connect with the data centre from anywhere in the world. They simply need to be connected to the internet. So, if a company works in 24×7 mode there is no issue with data access because it can be done remotely. The second benefit is the cost benefit. When an organization starts using the hosted desktop it can cut its cost on hardware. This is major cost saving. When an organization doesn’t need to invest in a server it can save massively on IT costs. Some companies are also using this online desktop concept to reduce office space. This again saves cost and also contributes to a greener environment.
Hosted desktop is a reality and organizations across the world have started using it. Once the online desktop is set up the organization doesn’t need to bear any headache. Their partner takes care of everything. The organization only needs to ensure that the partner is trustworthy.