DaaS Providing Scalability for Evolving Businesses Dealing With Economic Uncertainties
Your business is highly responsive when adopting new technology. Your IT staff is ready to jump on new innovations that fit into your company goals, budgets, and processes.
One topic that has come up in your meetings with IT professionals is desktop as a service (DaaS). This managed technology service may be a viable option during the times when operations must change based on customer demand. It offers the right resources to employees who are engaged in remote work and are unable to come into the office. In addition, this technology provides resiliency to your business during times of economic uncertainty.
What is DaaS?
Desktop as a service is a cloud technology system. A service provider offers a virtual desktop infrastructure over network systems. This virtual desktop infrastructure will allow access to the company’s data and applications. Then a physical computer accesses the software and other applications through the online browser.
The DaaS solution offers desktop and security management features. All the information becomes centralized and accessible over the cloud instead of being downloaded onto individual machines.
Another added benefit is that your business doesn’t have to pay immense setup costs. Instead, a managed cloud hosting provider operates the computing resources. If you are looking for more control over your IT infrastructure, you may decide to take a hybrid solution. You will specify which parts of the computing infrastructure will be managed by the service partner and which will be handled by your in-house IT staff.
How is DaaS Scalable?
DaaS is offered as a subscription service through a provider. You can obtain as many subscriptions as necessary based on the scope of your operations. Many providers may also offer pricing deals if ordering a certain number of DaaS systems. The DaaS service provider then adjusts the number of servers and types of infrastructure that are required to meet your company’s computing demands.
This scalability feature allows you to have greater control over how much you invest in your computing infrastructure. The main issue that a company faces is over-investing or under-investing in its technology. When you invest in too much technology, you may waste IT budgets on software, hardware, and other resources that are never put into use. During uncertain economic times, you may scale back on the number of employees that are required. The technology is placed into warehouses or supply closets as systems may go obsolete before you have the chance to use them again in operations.
On the flip side, when you don’t invest enough into your technology infrastructure, it can impede employee output. Existing employees may not have the resources available to do their most basic tasks. If your business scales upward and you open up additional office locations, new employees may have to wait to obtain the necessary technology, software and hardware. This factor impacts the workers’ productivity as your company cannot generate the desired revenue.
Why is Scalability Important During Economic Uncertainty?
A company needs to be resilient to handle economic uncertainty. Any type of disaster can happen — from trade wars that impact supply chains to pandemics that force a business to operate at reduced hours or to natural disasters that damage the business structure. Anticipating the types of disasters that may occur and preparing for them can allow the company to adjust its operations accordingly.
Technology that is scalable allows a company to improve its resiliency during economic upturns and downturns. Instead of having to invest in large amounts of technology when expanding, or selling off and retiring technology when scaling down, the DaaS service provider handles the computing infrastructure. The business itself has an easier time planning its technology needs. You may adjust the number of subscriptions that are required or the number of devices that are needed to access the virtual desktop infrastructure.
What Does DaaS Offer to Remote Workers?
When your company’s plans involve using remote workers when scaling operations, DaaS provides additional technology options. Instead of having the company supply the hardware, many employees will use their own devices. With DaaS, your employees still gain the same network access while also using software that they are familiar with and may already be on their devices.
Many DaaS solutions incorporate software and hardware bundles such as Microsoft Surface Book and Microsoft 365 Business Premium offered by OnPar Technologies. This solution offers a full suite of applications geared toward business professionals. So employees can get started on their work immediately when obtaining the resources.
Since employees are working remotely and using their own devices, they may also travel to different locations to do their work. Security is an ongoing problem for companies dealing with this situation.
If devices become lost or stolen, DaaS service providers who offer managed services can quickly remediate the issue. They may remove the employee’s access to the company data and network systems. Some managed service providers can also limit how data becomes used. They may prevent company data to be written to unsecured devices outside the network or prevent data copies from being generated.
Getting Desktop as a Service from OnPar
Your businesses may be scaling its operations up and down based on economic uncertainty. You may require technology that is also scalable and flexible for processes. In addition, you want the right technology that provides cost-effective solutions for their remote workforce.
DaaS solutions offered by OnPar Technologies offers businesses key advantages when scaling operations, including offering benefits for remote workforces as well as ongoing tech support. Contact our representatives to learn more.