Companies of all sizes are benefiting from cloud desktops. Wherever you go, so does your desktop.
Recently we discovered an article produced by web virtualisation that aims to determine if desktops in the cloud are an ideal solution for ALL companies or if they are better suited for specific businesses. Some valid points were addressed in the feature. However, two of the major points raised could use closer examination. As creators of fully functional, personalizable and persistent desktops we felt compelled to give you our two cents.
Point 1. The focus quote of the article is “Looking at putting a desktop environment into the cloud is not for all companies.”
Well, wait a minute. Why is creating a desktop environment in the cloud not for ALL companies? At Leostream, we feel that all companies can benefit from offering this technology to their employees.
One of the greatest advantages of cloud desktops is that you do not have to transition your entire work force to the cloud. There is no infrastructure associated with cloud desktops nor set up fees. Cloud Desktops do not have to be a company’s all-or-nothing IT solution, but they are an important component of the technology mix. All Companies can offer cloud desktops as a tool. It is a tool that employees can take advantage of to increase efficiencies and for convenience sake. Employees who are on the go and who would like to access their desktops from a number of different devices appreciate and get use out of this technology.
Point 2. “The main downside to any desktop in the cloud solution is the frustration that occurs when Internet connectivity gets a bit wobbly and the user experience is affected, or there is an inability to work at all.”
Hold on a second. If internet connection goes down at the office, employees can continue working from any other location with a connection! That is the beauty of cloud desktops! A major advantage of putting your desktop in the cloud is that you are not bound to one location. Your desktop can go wherever you go. Cloud desktops do not inhibit the “office bound worker” but rather eliminate any worker being “office bound” in the first place!
Although we appreciate insights provided by Scott Orton the author of the article discussed in this blog, we have to respectfully disagree. Cloud desktops are the future of desktops and can suit the needs of any business.