Top DaaS Benefits You’re Probably Not Maximizing

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Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is more popular than ever. The latest projections estimate that the DaaS market’s revenue will reach $4.8 billion by 2025, demonstrating its widespread adoption and appeal. However, despite its proliferation, not everyone is using DaaS to its full potential. It’s important that your organization is fully aware of and capitalizing on all of DaaS’s benefits.

What is DaaS?

DaaS is a method of delivering complete virtual desktop environments to users through the cloud. Through a DaaS provider, users can access operating systems, applications, files, and user preferences that operate on virtual machines hosted on a cloud infrastructure. This enables users to reach their desktop environments from various devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Benefits of DaaS

DaaS offers many benefits, some of which include:

Cost savings

Reducing operating costs is a primary goal for many businesses, and DaaS delivers tangible savings. Implementing bring your own device (BYOD) policies becomes seamless, eliminating the need for dedicated device budgets. Furthermore, since DaaS operates via cloud technology, businesses can save on server room expenses and redirect funds to core operations. 

Most significantly, by transitioning to DaaS, companies can slash capital expenditures, rental expenses, and utility bills because the DaaS provider handles all the infrastructure responsibilities. This includes maintenance, which means your organization does not have to spend on hiring and training in-house specialists. 

Accessibility and mobility

DaaS grants employees the freedom to work seamlessly from any device, anywhere with an internet connection. When employees are no longer restricted to their desks, they are better able to move in response to client needs and market shifts in real time, especially if any employees’ responsibilities require an extensive amount of travel. These benefits also make it easier to implement hybrid or remote work arrangements.

The accessibility and mobility of DaaS also frees companies to search for talented personnel around the world. Because employees do not have to report to a desk, neither they nor your organization need to worry about travel time and costs.     

Better productivity

Hybrid and remote work enabled by DaaS can also significantly boost productivity. Because employees can access their work from any location with an internet connection, they can easily collaborate with each other over any distance. In addition, they can work from any device without disruption to workflow should any one device or workstation become suddenly unusable. 

More secure

Since cybersecurity threats are an ever-present concern, DaaS providers invest heavily in the latest security solutions and infrastructure. In doing so, they offer robust protection against cyberattacks while also taking the burden off your IT team. This frees up your resources and IT personnel to focus on projects meant to grow your business.

Less maintenance

In comparison to DaaS, traditional desktop setups and on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) demand extensive hardware installation and maintenance, consuming far more valuable IT resources. However, by migrating to a cloud-based DaaS solution, organizations shift the investment costs and maintenance responsibilities to the service provider. By spending less on hardware and maintenance, you free up resources to meet the other needs of your business. Moreover, with the bulk of maintenance tasks handled externally, internal IT teams can focus on strategic initiatives that drive the business forward. 

Greater business continuity

Disaster preparedness is integral to business continuity as fire, flood, power outages, hardware failure, and cyberattacks can strike any organization. Fortunately, DaaS solutions often incorporate geo-redundancy features that replicate your data across different locations. This ensures that even if a natural disaster or power outage cripples one location, your business will continue to operate smoothly, minimizing downtime and data loss.  

Predictable budgeting

Managing technology expenses can be unpredictable, but DaaS offers a solution with flat-rate pricing models. Unlike traditional billing methods based on usage, flat-rate pricing enables businesses to anticipate and plan for monthly expenditures accurately. This predictability empowers organizations to allocate resources efficiently and mitigate budgetary uncertainties.

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