Imagine this. You're in the middle of a busy workday when suddenly, your computer starts acting up. No matter what you do, you can't seem to fix the problem. You try restarting your computer, but that doesn't work. You run all the diagnostic tests you can think of, but nothing turns up. Frustrated, you consult your IT team—only to find out that the only way to fix the problem is to completely reinstall your operating system.
But here's the thing: you don't have time for that. You've got deadlines to meet and clients to impress. You are already behind, and you can't afford to be without your computer for an hour, let alone the several hours it will take to reinstall your OS. But what can you do?
Fortunately, there's a solution: Using a cloud workspace, you can securely access your entire desktop from any internet-connected device—meaning even if your primary computer is out of commission, you can still get work done without missing a beat.
In this blog post, we'll explore how DaaS technology saved one attorney's day—and how it could save yours, too.
Modern Technology for Agile workers
What is a DaaS Solution?
A DaaS solution like Amazon WorkSpaces provides a complete and secure virtual desktop solution. In short, it allows users to access their entire desktop environment—including applications, files, and data—from any internet-connected device. That means whether you're using a laptop, a smartphone, or a tablet, you can pick up right where you left off without having to worry about transferring files or reopening applications.
DaaS Solutions enable agile workforces
An agile workforce is one that is adaptable and able to pivot quickly when needed. In many cases, this means being able to work remotely without missing a beat. With cloud-based applications and storage becoming more prevalent, more employees are finding that they can work from anywhere—including from home, a coffee shop, or even on the go.
The ability to work remotely is particularly important in times of crisis, such as during a natural disaster or global pandemic. Companies that can maintain operations despite chaotic circumstances are the ones that will come out ahead overall.
In addition to being able to work remotely, agile employees are also comfortable with change and are always looking for ways to improve their skillset. They're lifelong learners who are always looking for new challenges and opportunities to grow. Operating desktops in the cloud helps agile, digitally savvy team members save money and time by eliminating desktop hardware, improves technical support teams' performance and decreases associated wasted costs.
In short, DaaS solutions are a great option for businesses that require employees to be mobile and flexible—whether it's for their own convenience or emergency preparedness.
How IT Happens: One Attorney's Story
Recently, we had an attorney who was experiencing some weird issues with his desktop computer. He noticed a weird box pop up on his screen whenever he tried to type an email. He didn't think much of it at first, but then it started to happen more often. He wasn't sure what to do, so he called BeCloud's technical support team for help. Our technicians tried everything they could think of to resolve the issue, but nothing seemed to work. We even traveled to the office to troubleshoot the issue. In the end, we had to reinstall the operating system to fix the problem.
Fortunately, this attorney didn't miss a beat during the time his desktop software was being reinstalled. That's because he was able to access his desktop in the cloud securely using a laptop he brought from home. This instance illustrates just how beneficial it is to have a cloud based "DaaS solution" when technical problems arise.
Takeaways for Your Business
The attorney in this story can be considered an "agile" employee. Agile employees are technology-savvy individuals who use smartphones and laptops to get their job done. In the age of cloud computing, employees can now do their jobs remotely. They can access their desktop on any device they choose, whether at home or on the go, and they don't have to worry about reinstalling an operating system or dealing with tech support headaches. The attorney was able to quickly pivot when necessary. That is why we say, "DaaS solutions enable agile workforces."
This real-world example highlights one of the benefits of cloud-based desktop solutions. Because a cloud-based workspace is a secure, virtual environment that gives you access to all your files, applications, and email from any internet-connected device. Even if your primary computer is out of commission, you can still get work done using an alternate laptop, tablet, or smartphone. And because everything is stored in the cloud, you don't have to worry about losing any important data.
In the end, our client was able to improve work productivity. The fact that he had a powerful DaaS solution at his disposal in the cloud means he didn't have to worry about missing work deadlines (or worse, being unable to get back to work at all). Technology is a game changer!
Other benefits of Daas Solutions
DaaS solutions are more secure than traditional in-office computing because all data is stored off-site in a secure data center. And because DaaS solutions are subscription-based, they're much more cost-effective than traditional IT solutions. Cloud-based workspaces can help you work smarter, not harder. Whether you're a business owner, an IT expert, or attorney -- it's important to have access to technology that helps you work from anywhere because that way, you'll be able to do your job faster and more efficiently.
The Amazon WorkSpaces cloud-based workspace solution makes remote working easier and more productive. With a virtual desktop, you get access to all your files, email, and applications at any time, from anywhere. With Amazon WorkSpaces managed by BeCloud, you can focus on what matters most: doing your job. If your company wants to stay ahead of the curve, it's important to enable your agile workforce with DaaS solutions managed by BeCloud!