A company that uses hosted desktop technology has an interface that connects to applications and data stored on a cloud-based service provider. This enables a company to provide access to its data by employees located any place in the world. The only thing required is an internet connection. Employees are able to perform tasks on a variety of computers and mobile devices.
According to an article in Vital Magazine, “A tailored bespoke Hosted Desktop is not only cost-effective, hassle-free and environmentally friendly; it is probably the best technical solution on the market.”
This consists of a browser-based connection to a desktop environment. It will incorporate an office productivity suite and additional desktop applications. All desktop operations are supported from a secure central data center location. Software, hardware and configurations will be included with a cloud-based service provider.
With a hosted desktop, the company’s IT department does not have to concern itself about background technology. It is the responsibility of the cloud service provider to be responsible for load balancing, resource provisioning and other network issues. A company’s IT department must still manage the hosted desktops, applications as well as monitor remote desktop protocol and more.
Companies see the ability to lower their up-front infrastructure costs as a reason to use hosted desktop technology. In many cases, cloud-based desktops reduce PC costs and make their systems faster. It can eliminate the need to deal with firewall issues. The hosted desktops are not connected to servers. These systems are easier to relocate, upgrade as well as restore and patch. A corporate environment being connected with a private connection will reduce network issues.
A real challenge for the IT departments in many companies is having IT resources spread around, and not adequately used or not used at all. A hosted desktop will enable IT managers to constantly be aware of the location of its desktops and servers. This is because everything will be centralized. Using hosted desktops can make the IT equipment more efficient. Replicas of data can be created as needed.
A company that has their IT infrastructure onsite are very vulnerable to some type of disaster. Having a hosted desktop means a company’s building could be destroyed one day, and continue working with new computers and an internet connection the next day.
A hosted desktop will be able to provide fully functional desktop for workers on a temporary basis. This can be accomplished without the need to buy or maintain any new computers. Companies will not need to commit to a long-term investment as well as additional IT experts or hardware.
Experts estimate that cloud based solutions decrease a company’s energy use and carbon emissions by approximately 30 percent and more. This is a result of a company being able to operate with less equipment. It can also decrease the need for climate control rooms for servers.
Hosted desktop enables a company’s employees to easily share the latest version of different applications. This will make communications more effective as well as company operations more effective.