30th June 2020Back To News
Many businesses considering moving their IT to a private cloud-based system will be looking at a Hosted Desktop Solution however, many still don’t fully understand the business benefits this can bring.
Competing in the modern economy requires a modern equipped workforce. Your employees need access to their tools whether they are at their desk, in the field, or working from home. Going hosted brings many business benefits and in this article, we will round up the most compelling reasons for businesses to make the leap to a virtual hosted desktop solution. But before we get started, it might be worth explaining what a virtual hosted desktop actually is.
Hosted desktop uses cloud computing to provide access to your business applications from any location with an Internet connection. This means that whatever documents, software packages, apps and processes your employees need to do their job can be accessed from anywhere – freeing them up to work from different locations, providing work flexibly and supporting business continuity planning.
‘The hosted private cloud service from Elite Group is providing huge commercial benefits to our operations in the UK, China and UAE. Digital transformation has enabled the Roxor Group to consolidate our IT systems and increase our competitive edge in an already challenging market. It has also enabled our board of directors to make commercial decisions, quickly and with confidence.’ Nick Massarella – IT Director – Roxor Group Ltd.
The number one benefit of hosted desktops is that business users can log on to their own desktops and their entire suite of business software applications – from their CRM database to their HR system, as well as their emails, files and data – from any location, using any device.
With dispersed workers, shared documents, and employees accessing documents from different networks, it can be difficult to ensure that sensitive information remains safe.
Security is at the forefront of what we do, and our Virtual Hosted Desktop is secure with built-in protection against viruses, ransomware and malware attacks. Our systems are penetration tested by independent 3rd party experts to ensure they are not vulnerable to external hackers. Working with Elite means you benefit from access to our dedicated technical consultants and fully certified engineers, providing your business with the same levels of support you would expect from your own in-house IT team.
Combine all that with the security of Microsoft 365. With access to a range of security tools to ensure your data is kept safe, including encryption, anti-virus and anti-spam software, Microsoft 365 offers a secure system to keep your business protected.
The Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop includes Microsoft 365 as standard and has the ability to hosts all your business applications (such as Sage Accounts, Payroll, CRM, ERP systems, HR systems etc.) making it a truly collaborative platform.
The inclusion of Teams in Microsoft 365 keeps your employees on the same page with chat, online meetings, and calling. Host online meetings 1:1, teams, and live events up to 10,000 people – with consistent experiences across platforms. Messaging across all your devices for continuity and ease of use plus, you can integrate all your 365 apps within Teams!
Bring the apps and services you love into Teams to create a hub for teamwork like word, excel, planner and more. For seamless collaboration anywhere, anytime our hosted desktop solution maintains the perfect collaborative environment.
Remote working becomes truly enabled through hosted desktops as employees can log onto to all their business applications from any location, and no longer need to be tied to an office. It also offers businesses the flexibility to move locations easily, create satellite offices and hold meetings anywhere.
Employees can take their work with them, wherever they go. They can access their desktop and apps on any device, for a secure and portable experience – from the office to the airport, in the coffee shop or at home – no matter where they are, they can be productive.
Our research shows that businesses who deploy the Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop significantly increase staff productivity between 10% and 25%.
This is because they have access to their full suite of applications and data wherever they are. The Elite Virtual Hosted Desktop also provides your staff with the flexibility to work the hours that suit them most.
Increase your profitability through a combination of enhanced staff productivity and our unique system optimisation solution, which works by providing a full breakdown of your system usage, detailing your exact infrastructure requirements.
This enables us to optimise your cloud system usage, so you don’t pay for infrastructure you don’t use or need.. And because hosted systems are easily scalable, without the need for expensive added infrastructure, the system can always meet your business needs.
Cloud solutions, like our Virtual Hosted Desktop, can reduce environmental footprints by more than 30 per cent for large companies and even more for smaller deployments. Energy savings stem from having employees travel less, greater equipment efficiency, less hardware, smaller commercial capital and less use of heating and cooling for in-house servers.
Hosted desktops give flexibility and make it easier for business to grow and scale their IT requirements as your business demands change to ensure you get the most cost-effective solution
Moving to a hosted desktop service removes the need for costly capital expenditure on physical servers. Businesses who utilise a hosted desktop solution will enjoy a low fixed monthly price –, which will result in improved cash flow and more predictable budgeting.
From collaboration to secure file access and more, our ‘next generation’ Virtual Hosted Desktop solution keeps you ahead of the game and maintains the ultimate in flexibility and productivity. Developed with security, performance and reliability at the forefront, our Virtual Hosted Desktop is the perfect remote working business solution.
Elite Group is one of the UK’s leading technology providers, supplying reliable and professional solutions and services to business like yours who needs to improve security, collaboration, productivity and profitability.
For more information on how Elite Group can power your technology solutions, call us on 0344 875 8880 or request a quote today at https://www.elitegroup.com/contact/