At the onset of the pandemic, there was an immediate shift to remote work. More than 2 years later, this has morphed into widespread adoption of hybrid work environments. Not surprisingly, a recent report from Accenture found that the spike in remote work resulted in more growth of laptops and notebooks than desktops. But no matter what device they use, people must be able to work from home in the same way they can work in the office.
As many firms learned, remote access comes with limitations. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has emerged as a better alternative to remote access that seamlessly and securely supports a hybrid work environment and enables people to work productively from anywhere. According to a forecast by Gartner, the number of DaaS users is expected to grow by 150% between 2020 and 2023.
A Quick Refresher on DaaS
With DaaS, each user securely streams their virtual desktop, which is hosted in the cloud, to any device. Users access their customized Windows desktop, which looks and operates in the exact same way as a PC.
There are many benefits of DaaS over other cloud solutions. A few of them include:
- Familiarity. DaaS users work in the exact familiar Windows desktop, using all the same applications and network share drives. There's nothing new to learn with DaaS!
- Flexibility. DaaS offers the ability to work from anywhere so users can securely access all of their applications and data using any device. This allows firms to remain productive and efficient.
- Business Continuity and Backup. Backup and business continuity are inherent parts of a DaaS cloud solution. Everything is regularly backed up to the private cloud and there is no need to purchase and maintain separate systems. In the case of a natural disaster or any other reason that makes the office physically inaccessible, people are able to log in from home and still remain productive.
- Centralized management. With DaaS, your IT partner is responsible for updates, maintenance, backup, and support so that you don’t have to worry about your IT.
So why are so many firms moving to DaaS NOW?
Growing numbers of people working outside the office, coupled with the increasing number of cyberthreats, means security for firms is no longer something that’s nice to have. Regardless of where you are working or what device you are using, you are always securely accessing your applications and data when utilizing a DaaS cloud solution. Your security is truly elastic. In other words, it stretches beyond your office walls to ensure all users are always working in a secure manner, whether they are working from home, a client’s office, court, or in transit.
DaaS means you are no longer tied to a PC, which makes it the perfect model for offices that want to switch to hoteling or hot desking. DaaS easily and seamlessly supports hoteling without any additional customization or support.
DaaS makes updates and upgrades easier as they can be done at once, rather than logging into each device in every office.
Our DaaS Solution
Boxtop is Tabush Group’s fully cloud-based Windows desktop. All of your applications and data live in the same cloud, making them seamlessly accessible from any device, at any time. With fully redundant systems that are monitored 24x7x365, you can always trust that your data is safe with Boxtop. For more information on our DaaS solution or to see a demo, click here.