There are lots of reasons businesses should switch to cloud desktop. In addition to improving your functionality, you also give your employees more flexibility and thereby increase productivity.
But managers aren’t always keen on new IT investments. To them, they’re just another expense that could have been avoided in the long run.
If you’re in charge of IT at your company and you can’t convince your manager to switch to cloud desktop, consider changing your approach. Instead of talking about scalability and disaster recovery, talk about the cost of the service and compare it to other options.
If you use a physical desktop, your business will go through periods of downtime. According to a recent Tech Target article, this is always associated with a cost:
“When a physical desktop isn’t working as designed, it means an employee can’t use it. There is always a cost associated with downtime, and with physical PCs, companies have no mechanism to recoup that cost. Downtime is rare in the DaaS world, but if your service isn’t available when it’s supposed to be, the SLA gives your company an avenue to recoup those downtime costs, thereby lowering risk and saving money.”
Businesses downtime costs money. You can’t communicate with clients or employees and there’s an opportunity cost assigned to each task that you can’t complete. The dropped orders will start to add up quickly.
With cloud desktop, you’ll always have access to your desktop, even if a natural disaster puts your office out of service for a bit. You’ll be able to access all your documents and files from a computer off-site.
So in the long run, cloud desktop actually saves you money. Tell your manager that if he wants to invest in a new employee engagement program, he’s going to need more funds. And one way to save for the program is to switch to cloud desktop.
GridCSP is a DaaS provider. In addition to getting a cloud desktop, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art data center. To talk more about cloud desktop, or anything else, please contact us.