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How does hosted desktop service save you money?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Ever wondered how you can save money, while still operating your business with high efficiency? Opting for hosted desktop service is the answer. This service gives you space on a fast server in a remote location where you can store your data, and access it from anywhere in the world. You can access your data 24/7, using a laptop or smart phone, from anywhere in the world.

Hosted desktop service also comes with a host of benefits. Here are some of those:

1.    Economical storage space – Hosted desktop service providers offer storage space on their servers at economical prices. In fact, their fees can be as low as half of what you would need to maintain your own data storage servers, and the data is accessible any time you need.

2.    Excellent technical support – Any decent provider of this service will have a good help desk to take care of clients’ problems. If you ever run into trouble while accessing your data, all you have to do is call them up, and their support team will take care of it.

3.    Good scalability – If you require extra storage space for a particularly large set of data, or to store the e-mails of some new clients, all you have to do is ask for it. The service provider will allocate the extra space to you, and bill you if required.

4.    Application sharing – This feature allows your entire workforce to work on a set of applications that has been centrally installed on the server. This means that you only need a mass license for the employees, and everyone will be able to work on the applications. This in turn means easier application maintenance and troubleshooting. Most service providers offer Microsoft Office as part of their basic plan, allowing you to run your business without purchasing a single copy of the Office suite.

5.    Solid data security – Hosted desktop service providers secure the data stored on their servers. Up-to-date version of antivirus software is present, as is a strong firewall. All data transfer takes place in encrypted form, ensuring that even skilled hackers will have a tough time getting their hands on the data.

6.    Smaller workforce required – The providers take care of the backup and restore services, and perform maintenance on your stored data, ensuring that you need to hire only the employees whom you cannot do without.

These are the most significant benefits you get from hosted desktop service. If you haven’t opted for one yet, maybe it is high time you did. It will surely give your business an unbeatable edge over your competitors.

Citrix Or Terminal Services For Your Virtual Desktop?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

When choosing your virtual desktop system or hosted desktop, as it is otherwise known, thee are some considerations to take into account.

Most virtual desktop providers will either offer you the choice of Windows Terminal Services or Citrix for your hosted solution.

To understand the difference between the two, below is a very simple explanation of the differences for the end-user, when accessing your hosted desktop.

Windows Terminal Services

Terminal Services is Windows remote access solution and end users connect to their virtual server or virtual desktop using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which is already built into most Windows operating systems and just requires some minor setup to give you fast access to your virtual desktop and hosted application.

You can save an icon onto your desktop, which provides fast, easy access to your remote desktop services.


Hosted solutions using Citrix are more expensive than Terminal Services solutions, but offer a better user experience when working with graphics files, audio and video, due to the improved compression and streaming that it offers.

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