Man working remotely with DaaS, and talking on telephone with his laptop openCompanies across the globe are no longer asking if they should allow their employees to work remotely, but rather how they can enable a remote workforce. Even before the current pandemic, the demand for a remote workforce was on the rise. Natural disasters and the shifting culture of today’s workforce—where work-life balance and flexibility reign supreme—are pushing us to rethink how we operate. So how do you enable a remote workforce?

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a quick and easy way to access a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and apps from anywhere and on any device.

Here are five reasons why you should consider DaaS:

  1. You don’t need an expert. Your DaaS provider is the expert and will handle storing, securing and backing up data, and making service and app updates.
  2. You can access it anywhere. Gone are the days of installing software to devices. Instead, your apps are made accessible via your browser.
  3. You can scale as you grow. Whether you’re a small or midsize business, you can scale up or even down based on your employee enablement needs.
  4. You can improve data security. DaaS creates a new way of storing and sharing files. In fact, you save a step since there’s no need open your email to send files. Simply locate and share your files securely inside the system.
  5. You can reduce costs. Infrastructure maintenance is not the only place you can cut costs. If enabling a remote workforce is a permanent solution for your company, you can reduce or eliminate your office space and maintenance costs.

While you don’t need an expert on hand, you might be wondering—how fast can I enable my remote workforce? While the time required for DaaS setup varies by provider, some can enable your remote workforce in as little as one hour. You can expect the setup process to be relatively painless.

The real work takes place when evaluating the best way to implement DaaS at your organization. You will need to consider things like licensing and managing your operating systems and apps, your performance needs and your networking infrastructure, to name just a few.

Sirius experts often assist with a variety of challenges around end-user computing (EUC). From enabling users to access their applications from anywhere, to building EUC solutions that meet security and compliance requirements or optimizing EUC performance, Sirius’ EUC consultants are focused on delivering outcomes that enable the best possible user experience while optimizing operational activities. Sirius partners closely with market leaders to create solutions that address the modern demands of a mobile workforce, meet organizational security requirements, and enable digital transformation.

Interested in taking a deep dive and evaluating all your EUC needs?

Meet with a Sirius representative to discuss EUC efficiency and the best ways to:

  • Drive business productivity and efficiency
  • Improve security and privacy
  • Enhance endpoint/device security
  • Improve employee experience
  • Align business and IT