IT equipment is a substantial depreciating asset most businesses have to include on their balance sheet. However, the pandemic saw a huge surge in people buying personal IT equipment. IBISWorld now predicts that by 2023, 93.3% of US households will own a computer!
This means that many of your employees already have powerful IT equipment in their own homes. All you need is Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and they can work productively from home. But what is Daas, you may well ask?
What Is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?
Desktop as a Service (Daas) allows you to access and work from a virtual desktop. This means that you can connect with a powerful, responsive desktop from anywhere on earth. The capabilities of your current machine do not hold you back, and it can reduce the amount your business needs to spend on IT equipment.
Cloud providers offer this service. They host and manage virtual desktops from their data centers. You or your business simply pay a subscription for access.
How Does Desktop as a Service Work?
Daas for business works by outsourcing managed desktop services to a service provider. Small businesses may find it too costly to have their own virtual desktop management infrastructure. With DaaS, you can choose different packages depending on the level of support and services you require.
For example, you can choose a persistent desktop that allows customization and the same experience every time a user logs on. Alternatively, a non-persistent desktop does not allow customization. However, it is cheaper and still allows access to cloud services.
Companies purchase as many desktops as they need at a given time. They’re no longer tied to using a fixed number of PCs on a network.
Modern servers have huge capacities. This means that even computer power-hungry applications like CAD can work over DaaS.
Benefits of Desktop as a Service
DaaS allows you to take your office with you wherever you go. Your desktop is available to you across devices at all times.
It gives companies the flexibility to provide hardware or incentivize bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs. This could give your employees the advantage of spending more time working remotely.
The result could be reduced overheads for your business. All of these advantages come with no drop in productivity or security.
There are further benefits for the environment. Every time you upgrade your IT infrastructure, you place more demands on the planet’s resources.
Desktop as a Service can allow you to extend the working life of legacy equipment. That can help you to reduce your environmental impact. At the same time, you have longer to budget for this major expense.
Now’s the Time for DaaS
DaaS gives both hybrid and office-based workers the same seamless experience, day in and day out. Desktop as a Service is a flexible, powerful, and affordable solution for businesses, both large and small.
Communications Solutions, Inc. offers a range of Desktop as a Service solutions that can be customized to the needs of your business. Contact us today to learn more.