The Cloud

Do you belong to the group of individuals who have numerous programmes installed on their desktop and face problems in opening a file on a different desktop or laptop because it does not contain the program required to open that file? On other occasions, you might be able to open the file but changing and processing data on it takes hours because of the slow speed of the processor and the fact that the computer in question does not have adequate RAM or a graphic card required to process the number crunching required for the task properly? Imagine the scenario when you visit your client's office to show him the latest PowerPoint presentation on your laptop only to find that it has an old version of the program and will only open .ppt files and not .pptx files. Would it not be awesome if could store your programs and data on an online server into which you could install all your programs and data, and access them from anywhere through a desktop or laptop, as long as the device was connected to the internet? Welcome to the magical world of virtual desktops.

What is a virtual desktop?

The virtual desktop is an online server in which you can install your operating system and other software required by your business. You can log on to the server from any device and from any location in the globe as long as you have an internet connection, and use the dummy terminal to run your cloud based computer. Also known as cloud based remote desktop, this facility has many advantages over an in house IT solution. You guessed it right! You can use this facility from your office too. This allows the members of your staff to access the server with just a keyboard and a terminal. This also helps you to cut down on inventory quite a lot, as you do not have to invest in multiple processors, which are the costliest part of a computer. In fact, you can purchase several remote desktops for the cost of a single desktop. The icing on the cake is that you can access your virtual desktop from any corner of the globe 24 x 7. Such a setup is secure too as the technicians manning the cloud server back up the data on it on a regular basis, so that you do not have to bother about what will happen in case you lose that important data.

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Three important factors

There are three main benefits of using a cloud based remote desktop: security, efficiency, and speed. Apart from this, you can also increase the storage space, processor speed, and memory as per your requirement at a negligible cost. As the owners of these servers install hot and swappable drives, you can be sure that they will replace a damaged HDD with a new one in a matter of seconds, allowing you and your staff to work uninterruptedly. You now have the option of opening your .pptx files on your client's computer effortlessly.