Month: October 2013

Why Startups Prefer Hosted Desktops

Startup companies face numerous inevitable challenges when it comes to their IT infrastructure, including cost, data security, compatibility, IT management and an endless list of other considerations.

There is now a single easy solution to overcome all these business difficulties – the hosted desktop!

Top four reasons why startup businesses are choosing Hosted Virtual Desktop services.

1. Cost-Efficiency

The most expensive investment for any new company is setting up an IT infrastructure. Companies can save a lot of money by signing up for a virtual desktop infrastructure. With hosted desktops, startups don’t have to pay for any new servers. And because hosted desktops are maintained and protected by the hosting company, startups also don’t need any IT personnel to manage their IT infrastructure.

2. Anywhere-Availability

A hosted virtual desktop system allows users to access their files and applications from anywhere and with any Internet-enabled device. As a result, the startup’s employees can work from home; the startup’s owner doesn’t have to pay for an office; and uncomplicated processes and tasks can be outsourced more cost-efficient freelancers and contractors.

3. Consistency

With application hosting services, users are able to access the same applications and files as their coworkers no matter where they are or what device they’re using. This wide accessibility is advantageous to startups, which usually have employees in multiple, geographically-separated locations.

4. Security

Hosted desktop virtual services have network monitoring and antivirus software to protect organizations from viruses. Data encryption on hosted desktops minimizes the risk of hacking. Hosted desktops are also backed up regularly to prevent data loss.

A Reliable Hosted Desktop Service

IronOrbit is an IT solution provider with expertise in providing hosted desktop services to small and medium-sized organizations. Many startup companies have trusted IronOrbit for more than 15 years and have experienced growth by using its services. Call an IronOrbit sales representative at (888) 753-5060 to move to the cloud today!

IronOrbit Hosted Desktops for Law Firms

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Law firms should select IronOrbit Hosted Desktops in place of or in addition to an on-site IT infrastructure. Hosted virtual desktops are, simply put, Windows desktop operating systems that can be accessed from anywhere with any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

With IronOrbit Desktop Hosting, each user is assigned his or her own hosted desktop, which retains all of the user’s files and settings no matter how many times the user logs out and regardless of the device the user accesses it from. Anything a locally-installed desktop operating system can do, an IronOrbit Hosted Desktop can do, too, including install and run applications, store files, send and receive emails, and browse the Internet.

Lawyers benefit from selecting IronOrbit Hosted Desktops as their IT infrastructure or as a supplementary IT solution through:

  • Reduced hassles and costs.
    Law firms don’t have to purchase or manage any on-site servers with IronOrbit Desktop Hosting. In addition, included with all of our hosted solutions are a data security system, managed data backups, and 24x7x365 technical support. Law firms that sign up for IronOrbit Hosted Desktops don’t have to waste any of their time or money on IT management tasks—instead, they can save all of their resources for providing top-notch legal services to their clients.
  • Better IT performance, security, and reliability.
    Our Hosted Desktops are optimized with Atomic Speed Technology and maintained with 24x7x365 performance monitoring; secured by Cisco firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, intrusion detection systems, patch management, gateway antivirus, and content filtering; and backed by a 100% uptime guarantee. As a result, the applications on our Hosted Desktops are faster than locally-installed software and can be launched in under a second; are fully protected from hackers, malware, security breaches, and data loss; and are guaranteed to not experience any unplanned downtime.
  • More flexibility and convenience.
    Many lawyers require access to more applications than just specialty legal applications like Abacus—they also need (for example) Microsoft Office to be able to write documents and make charts and presentations; QuickBooks to process transactions and track their finances; and Microsoft SharePoint to store and share files. IronOrbit Hosted Desktops allow lawyers to access all of their applications from anywhere and with any device.

For a secure, powerful, no-hassle, and anywhere-accessible IT infrastructure or IT solution, law firms should contact IronOrbit today at (888) 753-5060 or [email protected] and sign up for Hosted Desktops or Hosted Applications, Abacus Hosting, or QuickBooks Hosting today!