5 proven ways using DaaS will benefit small businesses
DaaS, or Desktop as a Service, is a common term used in the industry. Using DaaS ensures a way to watch employees and protect information when you have hundreds of employees and bigger risks of data loss. But what if you’re a small business with only a handful of employees? What proven ways can DaaS benefit you?
What is DaaS?
DaaS is an all-inclusive virtual cloud desktop service for businesses of all sizes. 20 years ago, offices had a lot of overhead with technology. They had to buy a desktop computer for every employee. Then they had to add a copy of the needed software on each computer. Finally, they had to pay an IT team to update, troubleshoot, and maintain each computer. Today, with a growing mobile workforce, virtual desktop workspaces are becoming the norm. DaaS services include a virtual workspace with remote backups, shared storage, needed software, and 24/7 technical support. While this service has clear benefits for a large corporation, there are 5 proven benefits for small businesses as well.
Remote Employee Friendly
Virtual desktops allow for true security for remote employees who BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). A DaaS allows employees to log in from anywhere at any time with their own device while maintaining data protection and security. Without a centrally monitored DaaS environment, unmonitored apps can spread malware through the entire network.
DaaS ensures this risk is minimized so you have peace of mind. An added benefit? A centrally hosted environment can reduce software license costs by sharing needed software among employee devices.
Speaking of a remote workforce, the recent “Freelancing in America: 2017” survey found that 36% of the American workforce is currently working as freelancers. By 2027, the majority of the US workforce will be freelancers. With this in mind, having a virtual desktop means that your employees can access data and work from anywhere, at any time, on any device. It won’t matter if they are in Birmingham or Bali. They can access their work on a smartphone or desktop.
DaaS ensures that deployment is easy and secure. New software is added to the central virtual workspace. All employees can the software without headaches, extra licenses, or a large IT department A bigger benefit is in adding new employees. They are simply added as a new user and given their login credentials. This allows you to scale your business as it grows while keeping costs down.
When all your important data is in the cloud, a lost or hacked device doesn’t mean your business is ruined. DaaS means that hardware vulnerabilities are minimized because the virtual environment can have added security protocols. It also means that when an employee leaves, you can quickly remove their credentials. This prevents the possibility of data theft or unauthorized access.
This goes hand in hand with security. After recent events, what companies do with consumer data is becoming a huge part of doing business. Every business, no matter its size or industry, will have to comply with regulations such as the GDPR. DaaS ensures that compliance with strict data usage and access protocols. Each user account type is set up to enhance security. So, you can be sure that your customers’ data is safe and you are compliant with any existing or new regulation out there. This is especially important as more and more business is done across state and country lines.
Are your ready to try Daas?
Here at SecureFLO, we offer state-of-the-art DaaS that can be customized to fit your business needs. We can customize our services to fit any size business. We will handle configuration, endpoint monitoring, Windows patching, application installs, and more. If you are ready to try Daas, contact us and schedule a consultation to see how our services will best fit your needs.