Thinking about moving your small business or nonprofit to the cloud?

Here are five great reasons you should work with CloudDesks, a leader in cloud solutions for small and mid-size businesses and nonprofits. You get

Reduced Costs & IT Staffing

When CloudDesks delivers business or nonprofit software to your organization’s desktops via the Internet, you win.  Here’s why: we offer secure, state-of-the-art IT environments at a monthly per-user subscription price, so your IT costs are fixed and affordable. You don’t need a large IT staff for software updates and server fixes – because you won’t have all that software and hardware on your premises. Your IT team can focus on strategic technology issues that help your organization better serve clients and work more efficiently.

Convenient, Remote Access

With a CloudDesks solution in place, your team can access their exact same desktop remotely, from any location and any device. That means they can work from a laptop at home or a hotel room – or even from a tablet at the gym or soccer field. They don’t have to worry about taking files back and forth from the office, missing important files at home or away, or worrying about file and document versions being out of sync.

Remote access is important for…

Business owners who want to access all their data and software from home or on the road.

Employees who need to work off-site either full- or part-time.

Sales or technical reps who travel frequently to customer sites.

Part-timers or freelancers for whom there are no desks available at your offices.

Organizations that are space-constrained and trying to reduce their real estate footprint.

Assured Data Security & Compliance

In a traditional IT environment, your organization houses your servers on-site, so you’re always at risk of losing your data to fires, floods, earthquakes, or other natural disasters.

Our data backup strategy ensure that your organization is a lot less vulnerable. As an example, we did not suffer one second of downtime during the 2012 Sandy hurricane, although public power to our data center was lost for 24 hours.

We can also design and implement customized solutions, if your organization has elevated reliability and/or backup concerns. So you can focus on doing business instead of worrying about disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

Your organization can also be subject to an overwhelming number of compliance requirements and regulations for the client data you gather and retain. These include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm Leach Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (GLBA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and many others. Let us put our experience in planning, implementing and auditing technology systems for regulatory compliance to work for you – so your organization can meet requirements, not be crushed by them.

Managed BYOD Risks

Today employees are demanding the ability to bring and use their own devices to work (BYOD) and to use their PCs at home. Unfortunately this exposes your IT to an elevated risk of viruses, malware and other adverse impact on the infrastructure. Additionally, data stored on a BYOD is subject to breach due to laptops, tablets and other devises left at coffee shops, stolen from cars, etc. With a CloudDesks solution, employees can use their own device (at work or at home) and this risk is eliminated. This is because the BYOD never stores the data and has no access to the actual IT infrastructure other than to share the device’s keyboard and monitor (this used to be called a “dumb terminal”).

Lower Ransomware Risks

Ransomware is malware that severely restricts a user’s access to a computer, device or file until your organization pays a ransom. Scary stuff. That’s why we use highly rated and state-of-the-art Kaspersky Labs security solutions, so that your data is protected 24/7 from the latest Internet security threats.

Easy Scalability

Need to staff up temporarily for the holiday season or a big fundraiser? Or maybe you’re adding permanent staff to support business growth? It’s all easy peasy with CloudDesks. We can add more virtual desktops when you need them, and you won’t have to invest in all that extra software or hardware. We can just as easily subtract desktops if you’re reducing staff. Your monthly subscription fee will always adjust accordingly.