12-27-21 | Blog Post

5 Use Cases for Desktop as a Service

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The modern business does not look the same as it once did. With the evolution of technology and the advancement of mobile devices, the workplace is no longer confined to the office and the personal computer looks a lot different. With all of these changes, organizations still need to manage and upgrade their users’ systems to be compatible with modern cloud applications, all while on a tight budget. For these reasons and more, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has entered the market to help businesses deal with real-time business changes. Keep reading for 5 reasons for your business to use DaaS:

1. Cost Savings

Many companies are making the shift to the cloud for the cost benefits that come with reduced capital investment. with DaaS, companies no longer need to worry about PC hardware costs, and can instead shift expenses toward an easy to manage subscription service. DaaS also has the added benefit of helping to control IT costs because it requires less in-house technical support to deploy.

2. Faster and Easier Deployment

Speaking of deployment, with DaaS, companies no longer need to spend days or weeks onboarding new employees, or bringing personnel up to speed with desktops. DaaS allows companies to provide employees will all necessary rights and permissions in a matter of hours. DaaS is a great option for companies with strapped IT departments and engineering staff that needs a quick environment for test and dev.

3. Enables the Mobile Workforce

With more and more companies shifting to the bring your own device model with employees, DaaS creates a unified platform across multiple devices. This allows companies to ensure employees have access to content they need, regardless of their chosen device. DaaS is also enabling the telecommuters and traveling employees to access information from anywhere, while standardizing performance, security and support.

4. Security Advantages

With the majority of security breaches caused by human error and issues at the edge of the network, DaaS is an attractive option because data is held in the cloud, not on end-user devices. DaaS allows businesses to deploy a consistent set of user protocols across all devices. And with Service Providers managing your DaaS, security gets the attention it needs.

5. Reduced need for Internal IT

Organizations that struggle with an understaffed IT department and juggling IT tasks benefit from DaaS. DaaS does not require the same level of expertise and experience as other solutions, and it’s therefore much easier for small businesses to manage. It does not require large amounts of time to set up and therefore does not put immense strain on internal IT staff.


More and more businesses are realizing the benefits of moving away from physical desktops in favor of desktop as a service. This transition has helped many organizations to reduce IT complexity, lower costs and improve user experience. This shift is driven by the ease of deployment and management for IT organizations, as well as the benefits of standard security and user protocols. Otava Desktop as a Service can help IT organizations of all sizes to simplify the deployment of cloud-based desktops.

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