Month: January 2014

Five Problems Solved by IronOrbit Hosted Desktops

IronOrbit Hosted Desktops appear and perform just like locally-installed Windows desktop operating systems.

IronOrbit Virtual Hosted Desktops are more cost-efficient, accessible, secure, and reliable than onsite PC workstations, however, and their benefits include lower IT costs, the prevention of downtime and data loss, and higher productivity.

Signing up for IronOrbit Hosted Desktops can even help companies solve these five important business problems:

5 Problems Hosted Desktops Can Solve For Your Business

Excessive IT hardware costs

IronOrbit Hosted Desktops don’t require the purchase of any onsite servers, storage devices, or advanced networking equipment.

Our Virtual Hosted Desktops can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer, thin client, tablet, or smartphone.

Because our Hosted Desktops are processed and stored entirely on the servers in our data centers, the age or condition of users’ devices doesn’t matter—our Hosted Desktops are as fast and responsive as a brand-new, high-end PC, even when accessed from a five-year-old computer or smartphone.

Businesses that sign up for IronOrbit Hosted Desktops therefore can purchase more cost-efficient end-user devices and replace them less often; they can even reduce their IT hardware costs to nothing if they allow their employees to use their personal laptops, tablets, or smartphones at the office.

High IT maintenance costs

Businesses that sign up for IronOrbit Hosted Desktops never have to hire any $50,000-per-year onsite IT personnel or $100-per-hour IT freelancers.

As part of their low, flat monthly fee, IronOrbit Hosted Desktop Infrastructures come with enterprise-level IT support—including 24x7x365 technical support, comprehensive IT security (including firewalls, IDS/IPS, antivirus, and content filtering), and managed data backups.

Limited accessibility of important IT resources

IronOrbit Virtual Hosted Desktops can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet.

In addition, IronOrbit Hosted Desktops are persistent, so all of the applications, files, and settings that were on a user’s Virtual Hosted Desktop when he logged out will still be there when he logs back in, even if the user has switched his device or location between logging out and logging in again.

IronOrbit Hosted Desktops let workers (including telecommuters and offsite contractors) access all of the IT resources that they need to do their job no matter where they are—regardless of whether they’re at the office, at home, traveling, or somewhere else.

Non-compliance with data security regulations

IronOrbit Hosted Desktops comply with HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, and PCI DSS. If necessary, IronOrbit Virtual Hosted Desktops can also be customized to comply with any other industry or government data security regulations not listed here.

Onerously slow and unavailable IT infrastructure

IronOrbit Hosted Desktops prevent businesses from losing productivity and revenue due to a slow or unreliable IT infrastructure; our Virtual Hosted Desktops continuously perform as well as the most advanced onsite PC workstations and are backed with a 100% uptime guarantee.

To switch to an IT solution that’s cost-efficient, anywhere-accessible, compliant, fast, and reliable, businesses should contact IronOrbit at (888) 753-5060 or [email protected] to sign up for our Hosted Desktops or Application Hosting today!

The Benefits of a Centralized QuickBooks

One of the main reasons that businesses should select IronOrbit QuickBooks Hosting over an on-premise version of QuickBooks is that our Hosted QuickBooks can be accessed from anywhere with any Internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone, while onsite versions of QuickBooks can only be accessed from the end-user devices or local servers on which they’re installed.

Not only does this make IronOrbit QuickBooks Hosting more accessible than an on-premise version of QuickBooks, it also means that everyone in an organization will have access to the same, centralized QuickBooks deployment, regardless of where they’re located or what device they’re accessing it from.

The benefits of having a singular, centralized, and anywhere-accessible version of QuickBooks include:

hosted quickbooks benefits

  • Reliable, actionable data. A centralized QuickBooks deployment allows everyone in an organization to do their work using the most accurate and up-to-date data possible—whether it’s a business owner deciding if there’s enough revenue coming in to hire additional people, a store manager checking inventory to see if more units of a product need to be ordered, or an accountant relying on the data to file a tax return.
  • It’s more consistent and hassle-free. Businesses with multiple deployments of QuickBooks usually run into problems with inconsistencies between the different versions. It can also be time-consuming to synchronize the data between all of the different deployments. Because IronOrbit Accounting Application Hosting is centralized, however, our clients never have any problems with inconsistencies and don’t have to waste any of their time maneuvering and merging data.
  • It’s simpler. If a business with an onsite version of QuickBooks wanted it to be centralized, it would have to install it on an on-premise workstation or server. Though this would ensure the consistency of the company’s financial data and make the QuickBooks deployment more manageable and easier to protect, employees that aren’t at the location where the QuickBooks is installed wouldn’t be able to access it. If, on the other hand, a business wanted its employees to be able to access an onsite version of QuickBooks from anywhere and from any computer, its employees would have to install QuickBooks individually on all of their devices (and the business would have to pay for the additional software licenses)—while the data from all of these different deployments would have to be manually synchronized.

Contact IronOrbit at [email protected] or (888) 753-5060 to host QuickBooks with us or to sign up for any of our other Application Hosting solutions today!