As humans we tend to resist change. When computers first started getting used many took time to come out of the pen and paper mode and instead key in data in computers. But then we got used to it. Now there is the concept of cloud hosted desktop. The concept is new and many organizations are still not comfortable using it. But when you look at the stats there are many companies that have now started using cloud desktop. They are seeing benefits from this model of computing and so are their employees. So what is the change that this form of computing brings? Let us see…
If the benefits of cloud hosted desktop can be summarizes in three words they would be cost effectiveness, mobility and scalability. And added to these three is convenience for business owners and IT managers. Let us look at each benefit separately.
When an organization invests in cloud desktop they make monthly payments. This is decided when the contract is being signed so there are no unexpected costs to be worried about. Moreover, the cloud hosted desktop also ensures that companies can lower their cost on IT infrastructure. And when the number of desktops is lower the energy bill is also lower. There is another form of cost saving possible with this solution that many don’t think about – when the desktops and laptops are lower in number the insurance premium is also lower. IT assets are depreciating assets so investment in such assets is also lower. And of course, one can reduce the cost of office space as well.
Mobility is possible with cloud desktop because employees can access the data from anywhere in the world. One can work when they are travelling; one can work when they are at home and one can work when someone suddenly requires some urgent data. Added to mobility is security. Those that provide this form of computing ensure that the data is completely secure and private and access is only through an encrypted and secure internet connection. The redundant server environment ensures that one can access data whenever they want. 100% data backup is done in the server and no user can save data on their desktop or laptop.
Scalability of cloud hosted desktop is available in the form of flexibility. One can change the contract any time they want. If one wants to increase or decrease storage space or add or remove software applications it can be done without any hassle at all. A call to the service team and the job will be done almost instantly. If someone wants to add or remove users it can be done with the click of a button.
The moment you switch to cloud hosted desktop you start seeing a change in the way your business performs. Since cloud desktop doesn’t mean too many changes you wouldn’t even have resistance from your employees. All you need to do is educate them and they should be able to adapt to the new technology easily.