5 Reasons Why Virtual Desktops Are the Future of Business
Virtual desktops have risen to prominence in recent years, as the rise of mobile devices and the decline of the standard 9-5 office hours have made the way in which we work more flexible.
Making desktops virtual by allowing users to access their interface from any device by simply using their log in details, virtualisation isn’t nearly as complex as it sounds.
Here are 5 reasons why your business should consider making the switch in the near future.
1. Anytime, Anywhere
When you’re out at a meeting or away at a conference, you want to be able to access your desktop from anywhere, at any time. A virtual desktop makes this possible, by allowing you to log in at your convenience to access exactly the same interface as you would from your PC in the office. So when you’re doing a presentation away from your desk, you don’t have to worry about USB sticks.
2. Communal Computers
Technology can place a huge drain on company finances, especially when you’re forced to buy a computer for every employee. And if individuals in your team don’t require access to a computer all day, every day, you could save money with virtual desktops. This allows you to have fewer computers on a communal basis, whereby employees can log into any PC when they require access.
3. Less Downtime
When a PC goes on the blink, don’t let an employee be rendered useless until it’s fixed. With virtual desktops, they can simply move onto another device to continue working, with no interruptions. So you can minimise downtime and decrease your reliance on individual devices.
4. Mobile Workers
Not everyone is tied to a PC and a desk nowadays – many tasks can be completed on smartphones and tablets. Virtualisation can be tailored to work on any device, so that your workers can use their mobile technology to improve their productivity.
5. Ideal for Homeworkers
From freelancers to working mums, the rigid 9-5 workday is fast becoming a thing of the past. Many people are happier and more productive when working in their own environment, free from distractions of co-workers. What’s more, homeworking reduces office running costs, meaning that working from home has become increasingly popular with both employees and employers, enabled to a large extent by virtualisation.
Virtual desktops can save time and money, whilst improving the productivity of your workforce. In a business culture that is increasingly mobile, virtualisation is powering the move away from our desks, allowing workers to shape their digital tasks around their working day, and not the other way around.
It’s easier than you think to go virtual with your desktops – IT experts can provide the support you need to make the move, with a cost-effective and stress-free solution. And once you’ve gone virtual, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before!
Have you experience of going virtual? We would love to hear about your experiences and any lessons learned.
This article is written by Kelly Gilmour Grassam, a freelance copywriter from Yorkshire.
You can follow her on Twitter at @KellygGrassam. This article has been written with helpful information from OptionBox Networks