Dispelling Common Hardware Issues
Your MSP company needs to provide Desktop as a Service (DaaS) to clients. There are a number of reasons why, chief among them the diminishing of hardware issues. Through the right DaaS application, an international conglomerate with offices in France, Canada, America, Mexico, England, and Japan could access the same system and experience the same remote desktop.
This simplifies things greatly. Instead of an office in England interfacing with an office in France, and both of these offices using local software and hardware solutions which are incompatible with foreign partners, everyone is on the same page. This solution saves time and money and is set to totally revitalize technological infrastructure in coming years.
It’s easy to see how this cloud-based innovation is useful to many large businesses, but it has advantages for SMBs as well. Several considerable advantages which DaaS offers include:
- Instantaneous access to desktop from any device
- Cost reduction
- Industry-aligned DaaS solutions for specific businesses
Such advantages basically predicate sustainable outward growth. Furthermore, DaaS solutions are refining all the time, even as the cloud does; meaning getting involved with DaaS now may secure your seat on a profitable upward-spiral of expansion.
Instantaneous Access from Any Device and Subsequent Cost Reduction
Imagine being able to offset the cost of end user portals… completely. Imagine you’ve got a thousand-person workforce at the core of your company who regularly use a computer and require an office, parking, and all the maintenance that goes along with it. Now, imagine retaining the same level of productivity that office provided, but with virtually none of the infrastructural costs. No computers, no maintenance, no on-site tech employees, no rent, no property taxes— all gone.
Well, this is possible through BYOD and DaaS. BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, refers to a new corporate model where employees simply use their own computers remotely. If you’ve got DaaS instituted in your business, then your clientele can access all the information they need wherever they’re at. They’ll be more productive for less money. If you spent $1,000 per computer on 1,000 computers, that’s a million dollars. If you paid a tech team of ten $30k per annually to troubleshoot and maintain those desktops, that’s an additional $300,000. If you pay yearly property taxes or if you rent, then you can probably throw another $100,000 there, depending on the property. Meanwhile, a simple DaaS upgrade can severely curtail your expenses, allowing you to maximize outward expansion in a sustainable way. Granted, such a transition may take a few years to have full effect, but saving $1.5 million over five years is better than losing $1.5 million over the same amount of time.
This isn’t the only way DaaS can reduce corporate operational cost, but it is one way many businesses are putting the tech to good use. Generally, any measure which streamlines communication and information transfer between disparate wings of an organization will save thousands in terms of time, money, and opportunity cost— this also allows for greater outward growth. An MSP company stands to save substantially through such solutions.
HIPAA takes no prisoners and it kind of makes sense why. The health industry is one of the most commonly hacked industries there is, but it is very necessary. Ergo, in order to ensure healthcare providers and the MSPs that support them aren’t unnecessarily compromising patients, HIPAA has strict security protocols which must be adhered to. DaaS solutions are commonly configured to conform to industry and legal standards pertaining to certain business, which can help an MSP avoid being capsized through shared liability when a client neglects some important compliance rule.
An MSP company that doesn’t have DaaS ability won’t be able to compete as well as a group who has brought this innovative solution into their repertoire of service provisions. DaaS is definitely taking off and it’s easy to see why. Through the right kind of DaaS services, companies stand to save thousands— even millions— on an annual basis.
To grow your MSP and to grow the companies your MSP supports, it makes good sense to adopt a qualitative DaaS solution.