The office landscape continues to change and evolve. Office spaces are becoming more ergonomic with standing desks and fitness breaks so that healthy lifestyles are embraced with the research showing a more productive employee. Technology has allowed working from home to become more popular to cut down on office space costs and bring more flexibility to an employee’s life, furthering the chances of hiring or keeping valued employees. Another change we are seeing is organizations turning to desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). In this blog, I’ll highlight some key points to why and how AOS can help.
Advantages to DaaS include:
- Cost savings – Hardware can cost a great deal of money upfront and the longevity of the devices is uncertain. This reduces cash flow in the business and puts a strain on future purchases, in hopes of getting the most amount of value out of it. With DaaS, organizations pay on a per device basis, much like a subscription. Therefore, if you’re projecting growth or decline, you will not have “x amount” of cash tied up in devices that are not used.
- Security – DaaS offers the availability to have all sensitive information in the cloud or hosted on the company of your choice’s server. By doing this, you have an extra layer of protection (besides of course your 15-digit password on your device). If by some chance you had lost your device on the bus or were a victim of crime, the sensitive information that your organization would not want released is protected. This is one key advantage when it comes to thinking about moving to a DaaS plan.
- Flexibility – With a DaaS model, I’ve touched upon the flexibility of only having the amount needed on a per person basis. Another flexibility perk is that most companies will offer a financing option on your devices. Therefore, you have an operational expense while only paying a certain amount on a per monthly basis. This again alleviates the problem of cash on hand. In addition, new devices may be needed every 2-3 years depending on use, applications and technology changes/updates (as provided by the parent company). This allows you to upgrade at ideal times and not put your team at risk of lost productivity for fear of wanting to get the most life out of your devices.
These are three reasons as to why companies are turning to DaaS. Which brings us to the final point and most important: how can AOS help with this? In short, this is one of our many offerings as part of our sales and IT team. We will match your technology needs with the correct solution while offering you the greatest cost flexibility. We look forward to hearing from you.