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In what ways can Virtual Desktop help your business?

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February 1, 2021 | Resources

Our mission here at ebb3 is to help businesses of all sizes increase their productivity through the use of technology which offers optimal performance. This is just one of the many reasons why we love Virtual Desktops, as they allow us to bring the power of GPUs to all devices, through the use of the cloud. This allows your employees, therefore, to get their work done faster wherever they are while reducing the amount you need to spend on hardware.

In what other ways can virtual machines help your business?

Benefit One: Allow your team to work remotely

The ability to allow your team to work remotely has never been as important as it has been in the past 12 months or so – thanks to COVID-19 and various national lockdowns. The benefits that remote working can bring to your business include:

  • Keeping your employees happy, by allowing them to be more flexible
  • Keeping your IT department happy with the removal of the stresses of hardware maintenance
  • Attract the best employees to work for your business, regardless of where they are based in the world
  • Increase your employee productivity levels by allowing them to carry on working when they are not in the office

Allow employees to move easily from one machine to another if their technology fails, as they can access their virtual desktop over the internet instead of the cloud (in this instance).

In fact, remote working is so positive that it may drive you to ditch the office altogether, which can save you a large chunk of money in the long run.

Benefit Two: Reduces the expenditure on physical desktops

 Opting for virtual desktops, which are power efficient, instead of big physical desktops, can save you a large amount of money. It isn’t a downgrade by any means – nowadays virtual desktops are just as powerful as physical desktops as they have access to the power of public cloud models.

The heavy work of processing is done on the central server and then sent to your employee’s computer instantly, meaning it is just as responsive as if you were working on a physical workstation – in fact, most people don’t even realise they are working on a virtual desktop that is hosted in a different location to them.

A good case in point is Nvidia who use virtual desktops to power their GeForce Now gaming service. This allows them to stream video games from the cloud onto thin clients such as the Nvidia Shield Tablet. This removes the need for the end player to spend thousands of dollars on dedicated gaming towers. So, if virtual desktops are good enough for gamers, where a slow reaction can be the difference between winning and losing – then they are more than capable of coping with most office-based tasks.

Benefit Three: Increased data security

With physical desktops, data is secured locally which leaves it open to not only mishaps and errors, but theft also. There have been plenty of news stories in the past about people accidentally leaving their laptops on the train, with the data contained within then finding its way into the hands of cybercriminals or your company’s competitors.

With virtual desktops based on a premium/hybrid solution, the data will be store on a secure and central server that you will have control over, meaning you still have control over how you protect your intellectual property.

These are just some of the ways in which virtual desktops can benefit your business, but there are many more. How do we know? Because we are specialists in GPU enabled IT infrastructures as a managed service.

If you want to find out more about how you can implement virtual desktops into your business, please get in touch with us by calling us on 0203 8181 000, emailing us on info@ebb3.com or by using the contact us form on our website.

We’d love to hear what you think;

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