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Facilitating a consistent remote working environment for your staff

Thanks to cloud technology, it has never been easier for businesses to implement comprehensive remote working policies. You may need an IT solution which facilities staff working from home. Or you may be requiring a service that ensures staff can expect a consistent approach across multiple offices. Whatever the case, remote desktop services can ensure that you have everything that you need.

What is a Remote Desktop Service (RDS)?

A remote desktop service allows you to publish a standard desktop environment to all of your users that is accessible from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection.

Simply put, remote desktop services are about enabling your staff to gain easy access to their work without having to install applications onto their device. This means that your staff can log on to your internal servers direct from any device – whether it’s a mobile phone, laptop, or home computer. All of your files and folders and applications are stored directly centrally on secure servers. This is an ideal solution for businesses working across multiple locations. Your staff will have a consistent experience regardless of where they are when they log on.

The benefits of remote desktop services

We work closely with our clients to install remote desktop services and it’s easy to understand why. When correctly configured, remote desktop services can bring an array of benefits to your business including:

  • Standardisation of desktop experiences

All data is held within cloud technology. This means that no applications or software are installed on specific devices. Instead, your employees can log directly into their files and folders from any device, anywhere in the world. Your team may be working in different offices, or they may be logging on from home. Whatever the case, you can feel confident that they have access to everything that they need.

  • Provide greater computing power without upgrading devices

Technology moves quickly. You may find that members of your team require greater computing power to facilitate effective working. Remote desktop services are a flexible way of accessing this extra computing power without upgrading specific devices. This will allow you to reduce your costs and maintain your control over your IT budget

  •  Remote desktop services are quick and easy to set up

Configuration of remote desktop services couldn’t be easier! As applications and corporate data are held on a central server, an application only has to be installed in one location to be available to all users. This means that you can reduce the likelihood of any compatibility issues. You can have confidence that your team can work effectively using the same software version throughout your organisation.

  • Affordable IT solutions

An added advantage of remote desktop services is that they are affordable for businesses of all sizes. You may be a start-up company looking to minimise your capital expenditure or perhaps you are an established business seeking control of your IT budget. Many remote desktop services are based upon monthly subscription costs, making it easy for you to scale up or down your services as your business requires.

Remote desktop services can improve business security

If you are concerned about your business security, then remote desktop services are fully secure. Both the desktop environment and security are held centrally. This means that even if your staff login via a home computer or a device is lost or stolen, your business security measures will not be compromised. No data will leave the confines of your secure network. What’s more, our team of expert IT technicians can even set your remote desktop services up so that users cannot save any information or files on local drives. You can have full confidence that your remote desktop service is resilient to security breaches.

At Lucid Systems, we can configure remote desktop services to help your staff benefit from a consistent experience, whether they are switching offices, hot-desking, or working from home. To find out how we work closely with clients throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex, please get in touch