Reasons Why You Should Be Using Insight Cloud Desktop

March 26, 2019

Reasons Why You Should Be Using Insight Cloud Desktop

What is Insight Cloud Desktop? 

Insight Cloud Desktop, also known as Windows Virtual Desktop, is a virtualised desktop solution offered by Insight IT using Microsoft Azure technology. It is a cloud-based service that allows remote access to your desktop environment, including files, programs and apps from a range of devices. It is the only service that delivers a multi-user Windows 10 experience. Apart from being optimized for use on Office 365 ProPlusInsight Cloud Desktop also includes free Windows 7 Extended Security Updates, this means that companies still to transition to Windows 10 will be able to use legacy apps.


Benefits of Insight Cloud Desktop 

Insight Cloud Desktop gives employees full control over how they work while maximising productivity for the business. The service is also surprisingly affordable considering its high level of scalability and advanced security features.   


Work from anywhere, anytime 

Instead of being tied down at your office desk, Insight Cloud Desktop gives you the freedom of working from any device in any location with an internet connection. This allows employees to work remotely, operate as virtual teams and share information during business and client meetings from almost anywhere. Studies have proven a positive link between this kind of work flexibility and productivity. Employees who work from home are more willing to work longer hours due to the added benefits of work flexibility. Telecommuting also boosts staff morale and their loyalty to the company.  


Everything stored in one place 

With Insight Cloud Desktop all data is stored in a central place rather than being spread across several computers. Users can instantly access all the files, programs and apps they need without wasting time on dealing with duplicated or missing content. In addition, users can create shared folders, documents and calendars to support collaboration across the team. This is vital to streamlining workflow and improving productivity for your business.  


Advanced security settings  

The Microsoft 365 conditional access, data loss prevention and integrated management are natively built into the virtual desktop service. This means your business has the option to limit a user’s access to specific files, folders and applications, giving you full control over the security of your data. Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services protocol also guarantees users a secure log-on through advanced encryption. To further protect your data security, virtual desktops are run on servers dedicated exclusively to your company with centralised management of profiles. Because all information is stored in the data centre servers, any important files and documents will not be affected even if a device is broken or lost. Data compliance is also maintained by keeping sensitive corporate resources off user devices. 


Easily scalable to meet changing needs   

One of the key advantages of using a third-party cloud solution like Insight Cloud Desktop is its impressive scalability. Apart from handling the hosting, installation, configuration and management of your virtual desktop service, your provider also takes care of all your computer, network and storage needs. This means you can easily scale up or down to accommodate the number of users without the risk of capacity shortage or costs of over-provisioning. 


Low set-up and operating costs 

Insight Cloud Desktop is an ideal solution for SMBs with limited financial and human resources. With a fixed, monthly per-user subscription and no upfront expenses, costs are predictable and easier to manage. There is no need to purchase new IT equipment or even pay for software license upgrades. Your business can enjoy the benefits of Insight Cloud Desktop without having to set-up, maintain or manage any physical assets. As your third-party provider takes care of all virtual desktop-related requirements, your own staff is left free to focus on the core business activities. Other than operating costs, your business will also save on energy bills and insurance premiums.  

Are you ready to experience the benefits of Insight Cloud Desktop? From the initial consultation, set-up and onboarding to management and maintenance, we will take care of every step. By working with you to create a solution that fits your specific needs we will ensure a smooth transition to Insight Cloud Desktop and that your business gets the most out of this powerful service. Talk to our specialists at Insight IT to get started.  

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