"Workspace-as-a-service (WaaS) platforms that incorporate desktop virtualization features, designed to provide access to data from ‘anywhere, any time and any device,’ are among the latest technologies to support the burgeoning mobile transition -- and promise organizations security and back-end benefits as well." (gcn.com)
If you’ve been following emerging IT trends over the past year, chances are you’ve heard the term "workspace-as-a-service (WaaS)." In fact, "as-a-service" technology-related solutions in general have been rapidly rising in popularity, due to the numerous benefits they can offer a business. Now that you’re aware of what WaaS stands for, you’re probably wondering what the benefits are and what it could mean for your business.
The Benefits of WaaS
As outlined by Urban Network, "… Workspace as a Service provides users with secure, anytime, anywhere access to their corporate applications and data across the whole range of today’s modern end user computing devices." Simply put, WaaS gives businesses the flexibility they need for their employees in 2016. Your company’s data – or your client’s data – are able to be accessed anytime and from anywhere.
Maine Technology Group’s WaaS services address the exact type of IT support your company needs, to ensure you and your team have the files and connectivity your work requires. Better yet? WaaS systems are flexible, and able to evolve into what you need as your business grows. "To become more productive and achieve that competitive edge, staff need access to secure data and applications, anytime from anywhere, making high network availability, low latency and flexible connectivity crucial to successful on and offline remote working. (www.urbannetwork.co.uk)
What WaaS can do for your Company
According to leostream.com:
- WaaS "enables higher user productivity by offering access from multiple devices and locations" and "empowers users with easy access to corporate data and application from both corporate and personal devices, at work, at home or while travelling."
- An agile work environment requires an agile platform, align implementation with business and IT priorities; whether performing a Windows upgrade, desktop virtualization or delivering new Line of Business applications to the workforce. (https://www.urbannetwork.co.uk)
- A recent survey by Citrix of their MSPs indicated that 50% of them are planning to move their desktop-as-a-service workloads to the public cloud by June 2016. If you're thinking about desktop-as-a-service, save yourself the hassle of transitioning and start in the public cloud from the get-go.