The virtual desktop has been growing in popularity in recent years, and for good reasons. Keeping your desktop on a secure hosted server can be a much better option than having it physically on your own computer. One of the many advantages is that if your device hits a problem, such as an unexpected crash or decline due to old age, your desktop is always available. Here are four benefits of desktop virtualization for businesses.

1. Quicker Setup

Desktop virtualization is ideal for small businesses. You don’t have to set up new workstations, with new software and applications, whenever a new employee joins your organization. This can be time-consuming but with virtualization it is easy to accomplish quickly. Quikteks offers remote IT services that can help you virtualize your desktop and streamline the ways in which you use your technology.

2. Effective Mobile Working

The trend today is towards allowing staff to use their own devices to work remotely when they need to. Setting this up can be another time-consuming exercise, as well as expensive. Allowing your staff to setup their devices themselves may be cheaper, but it’s less secure and you might be risking your company’s information and data security. If you virtualize your company’s desktops then you can reduce the chances of compromising your data. As long as they have a secure connection, staff can use their own hardware to access the desktop, wherever they’re working.

3. Simplified Maintenance

Maintenance is easier with a virtualized desktop. An issue often encountered in IT maintenance is that downloaded software makes the whole system slower. A virtual desktop resets when the user logs out. Not only does this improve performance in general, but it assists hugely with troubleshooting. If a mysterious problem arises, all you need to do is restart the computer. If the problem persists then Quikteks’ remote IT services make it easy to identify and fix the problem remotely. Addressing issues speedily as they arise can save you time and money.

4. Enhanced Security

A virtualized desktop can help small businesses avoid many, or even most, of the basic IT problems that regularly crop up. A number of those problems are security-related. Employees may inadvertently download software or other material that spreads viruses and malware across your network. This is not something you have to worry about with desktop virtualization. It’s easy to set up permissions to manage what can and can’t be downloaded to the desktop. If something gets past these controls, Quikteks will be remotely monitoring the desktop for issues and can quickly nip emerging problems in the bud.

These benefits of desktop virtualization are valuable in themselves, but they all come together to save your organization time and money. With IT services from Quikteks you won’t need an in-house IT department. Call Quikteks at (973) 882-4644 for more information on desktop virtualization and remote IT services– your budget will thank you down the line.

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