Here’s Why Virtual Desktops are Perfect for Small Businesses
Thanks to the workplace effects of COVID-19 and the ever-growing world of IT, businesses across the world are nixing their hardware for virtual desktops. It’s a sensible change to make, considering remote and hybrid work schedules are likely here to stay.
Virtual IT infrastructures are also no longer limited to large enterprises, as more and more small businesses begin to see the benefits in adaptability, security, and seamless compatibility. Discover why so many SMBs are switching to a virtual desktop solution, and be sure to contact a dependable IT provider to assist with your upcoming transition.
Virtual Desktops are Highly Adaptable
Seeing as how businesses evolve and change year by year, adaptability is a significant benefit offered by virtual desktops. Changes in operations and software updates aren’t always predictable either. However with a virtual desktop solution, it’s much easier to add new employees as users, tack on additional devices to your network, and manage device updates as they roll out. Company-wide changes take much less time to implement as well, and monitoring your system is just a click away. In short, virtual desktops are agile and adaptable, bringing ease to both major and minor operational changes.
Virtual Desktops & Data Security
The security associated with virtual desktop solutions is the most desirable trait for many small businesses. Your data, applications, and operating system will be accessed through the cloud; doing so means that this data is effectively safeguarded by providers such as OC Cloud 9 who offer end-to-end encryption. Plus, if any new security updates are released, your operating system can dynamically incorporate them as more patches and upgrades are released. In this way, virtual desktops ensure your security measures are always up to date.
Say Goodbye to Compatibility Issues
In the world of IT, software and hardware have always needed to be aligned with one another. If a piece of hardware predates the software you’re using, issues will arise. Virtual desktops don’t share this problem. In the modern environment where applications, platforms, and operating systems evolve by the day, incompatibility is unacceptable. Virtual desktops solve the issue of incompatible changes and upgrades; if a company is trying to upgrade to 64-bit capabilities with a 32-bit application, for example, a virtual desktop solution would solve this by permitting support for legacy applications even while the rest of the organization sees upgrades or changes.
Virtual Desktops & COVID-19
Lastly but potentially the most relevant factor is that COVID-19 has pushed virtual desktops from a luxury to a necessity. Companies across the globe have been forced to switch to either a fully remote or hybrid work structure, both of which call for a virtual desktop infrastructure. Many organizations that already had virtual desktops in place found it far easier to pivot their operations, which made their transition easier during early stages of the pandemic. Most notably, COVID-19 has sparked a revolution of flexible work where employees aren’t bound to an office or cubicle. Although many business owners are hesitant to invest in a new infrastructure, virtual desktops are here to stay, thanks in no small part to COVID-19’s continued isolating nature.
Meet the OC Cloud 9 Team
OC Cloud9 and Orange County Computer, Inc. have a proven track record of satisfied clients with seamless transitions into private cloud solutions. Our beginning-to-end process ensures your business needs are met through extensive research, design, deployment, and implementation of your cloud services.
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