Managing and maintaining your organization’s desktop environment in-house takes up a lot of time and resources. Your IT staff must constantly support, troubleshoot, and update your business computers and applications. Unfortunately, this task is even more demanding if all or many of your employees are working remotely. [...]
You need a strong disaster recovery strategy because unplanned downtime can hurt your business in several ways. It can stagger the flow of your revenue, lower your teams’ productivity, and make you appear unreliable to your customers. Outages may also make you vulnerable to data breaches and, consequently, more likely to incur penalties, especially if you are in a regulated sector like finance and healthcare. [...]
To understand what a hosted desktop is, let's first take a look at Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. Unlike a software program that’s installed on your laptop, a SaaS app is hosted on the cloud and delivered to your device over the internet. When you use a SaaS app, your device becomes an input interface and output display, but the processing and storing of data is done in the cloud.
Now, think of the apps and functionalities a computer has, but delivered to your device in one neat package over the cloud. This package is a hosted desktop, which is also referred to as Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS. [...]