Below is the list of Top 10 benefits of DaaS
When Desktop-as-a-Service is utilized as the desktop management strategy for a business, employees realize much better accessibility. The reason is DaaS can be accessed from any device that can connect to an internet connection. Meaning regardless of the device or operating system (Android, iOS, phone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer) the employee can access their desktop.
Building on the benefit of the improvement in the employee’s ability to access their work product, businesses who utilize DaaS realize increased productivity and the ability to meet operational goals ahead of time. The reason this is possible is that employees can access their work product regardless of their location. All they need is an internet connection and a device capable of using that connection. Problem solved. Now, your employee can log in from home, at the doctor’s office, on the train for the morning commute, enabling them to engage with their coworkers and move projects forward without interruption.
Lower costs drive many marketing campaigns for a wide range of new technologies fighting for limited budgets, but when it comes to DaaS, cost savings are not just a buzzword. The reality is Desktop-as-a-Service does save businesses money. Ways that the technology accomplishes this is by reducing CapEx, rent, and utilities for businesses that utilize the technology. Companies using DaaS can quickly implement BYOD strategies, enabling employees to use the technology of their choice and removing the line item from a businesses budget. Additionally, since DaaS works through cloud technologies, business’s can save money on rent and utilities as they no longer need the server closet to house corporate data.
Greater Agility & Responsiveness
When employees are not tied to a physical laptop or desktop, they are much better equipped to respond quickly to customer requests and industry demands, enhancing the overall corporate agility and responsiveness to the fast-changing business environment.
Keeping up with cyber hackers and other malicious sources is a full-time job, and it’s no wonder why businesses choose to employee strict desktop management strategies that maintain full control over an employees desktop and access to their data. DaaS can help companies to solve this challenge by removing the burden of keeping up with cyber attacks. Providers spend a lot of time and money recruiting the highest qualified cybersecurity experts. After all, their reputation is on the line as much as yours is.
Higher Workstation Lifetime Value
The typical lifecycle of a physical computer and tech device is three years, with an average cost to maintain that device of almost $500. But how would that cost change if the device lasted much longer than the anticipated 3 years? With DaaS, it can, since the wear and tear on the physical devices is reduced and the processing requirements are now on the DaaS providers server. Because of this, the hardware of the physical laptop or desktop will last longer, giving you more years of service before the unit would need to be replaced.
On-premise VDI installations are very maintenance heavy. Parts fail and need to be replaced with regularity. Incorrect database settings can cause numerous issues for employees trying to access their workstation. IT staff regularly are monitoring the entire data center to proactively attack any problem that may arise, devoting a large part of their day to ensuring these critical systems remain active and available for employees to get their job done. But by moving the VDI installation to a cloud solution like Desktop-as-a-Service, you remove the majority of that maintenance from your IT Staff to the DaaS provider. IT will still need to provide maintenance functions to your endpoints, but now they will have a significant amount of time available to devote to more strategic roles within the organization.