Organizations that move its IT infrastructure from on-premise to the cloud realize tremendous cost management, flexibility and agility allowing it to scale with the demands of the business.
It’s clear that as we enter into the “cloud and mobility” era, the increase in mobile usage is driving the need for flexible and scalable IT infrastructure. Learn how organizations adopting DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) can enjoy the benefit from the growth of mobility through scalable cloud infrastructure.
What’s driving the growth of DaaS?
Enterprises are coping with a new generation of end users that have become accustomed to personalized workspaces, downloading and using their own applications and workspaces from whatever device they choose. It is this “Consumerization of IT” that is driving the growth. It’s common for mobile workers bringing their own mobile devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, into the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network and instead of fighting employees who want to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work, many corporations allow employees to use their own mobile devices at work and implement a BYOD policy.
Companies that have not only realized this trend and but have embraced it have enjoyed increased business agility and also improve employee productivity.
IT Reasons to Move to DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service)
Why should an IT administrator want to risk the move to DaaS? Many are fearful that the move to DaaS could cost them their jobs. However, if they can make a good business case to management it could make their roles more strategic and valuable for the business as a whole. Here are some IT reasons to rove to DaaS:
- Saving money. Moving infrastructure to the cloud could potentially save the organization a lot of money in tedious manual labor. DaaS can virtually eliminate CapEx costs, as well.
- Freeing time to work on more interesting, innovative and equally important IT projects. It’s no longer a question of “the rise of mobility”. It’s not just a trend anymore, and the traditional days of Windows desktop management are becoming a thing of the past. Outsourcing Windows desktop management to a DaaS provider will free up time to work on new, innovative Web and mobile application and management projects that the company will benefit from in the long run.
- Initiating SLAs that guarantee security, compliance and uptime. Service providers specialize in providing these necessary features and could potentially do it better than a small IT department with a limited budget. Being able to manage these contracts well and lower the bottom line for the business can be a career-changer in an increasingly cloudy world.
Business Reasons to Move to DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service)
Why should a business/enterprise/ SMB consider DaaS? IT is moving to the cloud and end users expect to work in a more dispersed, mobile world that can be more easily supported from the cloud and their personal mobile devices. There’s no avoiding it – here are some business reasons to move to DaaS:
- Reducing capital expenditure. The hardware that is necessary to support complex virtualized and mobile environments can be really expensive – think storage, for example.
- Dealing with the explosion of data, and the related security risks and compliance mandates businesses are now faced with. DaaS providers can provide a level of expertise that most small IT departments don’t have or don’t have the budget to acquire.
- Reliable failover, backup and disaster recovery. Service providers have multiple facilities to handle hardware failure and downtime due to regional natural disasters, unlike an on-premise datacenter.
- Keeping ahead in a fast-changing, connected world. IT is now a competitive differentiator for every company in every industry. Outsourcing desktop administration frees up the IT department’s hands to work in a more strategic manner on Web and Mobile application administration.