Do you want desktop machines that give you access to all of your applications, data and email – delivered online and available remotely – with no software to maintain? Look no further.

Mobility, work shifting and BYOD are increasingly becoming top priorities for most organisations, as well as slow becoming the new norm that employees expect when they work in the corporate world. Employees want access to business applications and data in order to be more productive on-the-go and they want to be able to do it from any device, including their own personal devices. This can often extend beyond Word processors, so users are turning to insecure, consumer-style cloud services to access and share data.

As a business, you want to protect intellectual property, ensure security and comply with all office regulatory requirements and in small businesses without a large (or with no) IT department, this poses a challenge.

Unfortunately, most industry solutions that address these issues with application and desktop virtualisation are primarily designed for large enterprises, with the experience, staff and IT budget that is required to support them.

How can your business take advantage of these tools with limited time and resources?

Hosted Workspaces

Hosted workspaces are a complete business-ready desktop stytem with all of your applications, data and email delivered direct from the cloud.

Hosted Workspaces empower businesses with anytime, anywhere, any device access to business applications, data, communications and IT services. They are a complete, business-ready Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution, delivered as a cloud service with predictable, pay-as-you-go monthly billing that provides your business with a better approach to IT. It is simple, flexible and affordable.

Hosted Workspaces are securely managed, hosted and delivered to your employees over the web to any device. A completely mobile solution, Hosted Workspaces include a virtual desktop (DaaS), email, office productivity and line of business applications, file sharing and sync for your data as well as Mobile Device Management.

Centrally secured and delivered as a cloud service, Hosted Workspaces reduce the risk of data loss or intrusion no matter the device. User access remains secure, available and compliant, while intellectual property and sensitive private information is safe, because data and applications reside in the cloud, not on the local device.

Benefits of Hosted Workspaces

Grow your business, not your IT infrastructure

Moving to Hosted Workspaces means your organisation no longer has to manage desktops and applications, unlocking time and budget so your business can focus on what matters most. Your IT team is also able to focus on more strategic initiatives instead of software updates, patches and ongoing maintenance.

Predictable and simple IT economics

Hosted Workspaces provide your organisation with enterprise-class technologies on a predictable pay-as-you-go model that enables the business to scale up in busy seasons and reduce expenditures when needed. Expensive and difficult to forecast capital expenditures (CapEx) can be shifted into a predictable monthly expense (OpEx), making it easier and faster to onboard new employees, manage new locations and adapt to business changes.

Any device, anywhere mobile access

Give users the choice and flexibility to work from any device and any location. Users have secure, single-click access to their desktop and all of their mobile, SaaS and corporate Windows apps, including fully-integrated email, file sharing and sync, browser and IT services. At the same time, IT holds control over mobile devices with full configuration, security, provisioning and support capabilities.

Secure and compliant by design

Hosted Workspaces are centrally secured and delivered from a service provider’s data centre, reducing the risk of data loss or intrusion. Corporate access remains secure while intellectual property and sensitive private information stays safe. High security is ensured with multi-factor authentication, the latest FIPS Compliance and Common Criteria Evaluation certifications and activity logging for compliance support.

Seamless application and data integration

Hosted Workspaces allow you to blend applications, data and hardware resources from a local device or on premise environment into the hosted desktop for a seamless user experience. Application integration makes it easy to transition to Hosted Workspaces and ensures that existing applications and non-hosted applications are fully accessible from the hosted desktop.

On-demand, self-service IT

Empower your team with a simple, self-service web portal that takes the hassle out of task like adding new users and on-demand provisioning of resources. Businesses get a complete view into their Hosted Workspaces environment so you can track usage, view available services, monitor system health and receive notifications.

Built-in business continuity

Because your applications, data and computing reside off-site in a secure location, your business is safer in case of a disaster, loss of access or illness. Hosted Workspaces gives your business a built-in business continuity and a disaster-recovery plan than enables your employees to continue to work from any device – ensuring your business can continue to run in the event of a local disruption.

Hosted Workspaces Benefit the Entire Organization

Hosted Workspaces are a solution that benefits the entire organisation – business leaders, IT and employees. For instance, business leaders are able to drive innovation, focus on growth and make their teams more responsive. Financial executives like the idea of lowering upfront costs for onboarding employees and temporary workers, new IT projects and business initiatives, as well as a shifting from capital expenses to more predictable operating expenses. IT decision makers are able to focus on bigger, more strategic IT projects instead of maintenance and troubleshooting, at the same time making their IT infrastructure more dynamic and responsive. Finally, employees are able to access all of the applications and data from any device and location, boosting productivity and enabling a better work-life balance.