Research conducted by Manchester Business School in 2013 found that 43% of 1,300 respondents had started their own businesses in the last 3 years. Additionally, according to latest government statistics, 40% of people searching for jobs in the UK in the last year, found employment through setting up their own business.
It can be difficult for entrepreneurs to get the finance to set up a new business, so any way to reduce the initial set-up cost must be welcome. One way of reducing this cost is adopting a hosted desktop service, which removes the need to by expensive hardware such as servers. According to the Manchester Business School’s research, 43% said that adopting a hosted desktop had made it a lot easier to set up their businesses.
Hosted desktops allow you to access your data anywhere
A hosted desktop can be accessed anywhere, with an internet connection, on any internet enabled device. This means you can access your files, emails and customer data wherever you might be working. With a hosted desktop, you can work from home, then when the business grows and you move to a business premises there is no need to worry about buying expensive IT infrastructure, you just need your laptop and an internet connection to carry on working.
Hosted Dekstops are scalable
Within a matter of minutes, users can be added or removed from your system. A hosted desktop is completely flexible, so you only ever pay for what you use.
No need upfront investment in IT with a Hosted Desktop
Hosted desktops work on the basis that there is a cost per month, per user, and don’t require state of the art devices to run. This means that for startups, there is no need to invest in a server, nor do you need to buy every employee the most up-to-date computer to work from. A fully hosted desktop includes the most up-to-date version of MS Office and Exchange Email, plus any other software that your business requires.
Hosted desktops aren’t expensive
A fully hosted desktop solution for one user with access to Microsoft Office and Exhange Email costs just £1.65 per day, including all license fees.
Backup all your business data in one place
With a hosted desktop, all your data is backed up twice a day, so there is no need to worry about the safety of your data, it is safe and available whenever you need it.
Receive full IT support with Hosted Desktop
When you sign up to a hosted desktop solution, your IT support and server maintenance is included. We update all the software, as soon as updates are available. This leaves you to concentrate on the running of your business, with the knowledge that there will be no unexpected costs if updates are required.