Daisy Wholesale has added hosted desktop services to its cloud portfolio, and claims conditions are perfect for the technology to take off.
The firm's hosted desktop offering will allow users to log in anywhere, on any device and gain access to corporate programmes, systems and shared files. Sold through the channel, the offering will be available in three different levels of functionality: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
VARs will also be able to boost their sales by adding on extra storage and applications. Daisy Wholesale claims its hosted desktop service is so easy to deploy that a new user can gain access in 10 minutes.
Graham Harris, the company's product director for cloud, said: "We are now seeing a reverse in trend with computing reverting to ‘mainframes' in datacentres and ‘dumb terminals' on the desk. Where once a business relied on a PC to have the power to run its own desktop, [hosted desktop] centralises the intelligence. From this central hub, users can log in and use this core as their processing power, thereby removing the need for PCs and servers and their onerous support overheads."
New resellers of the service can deploy licences internally free of charge for the first three months. VARs can retain a free service if their sales to end users meet certain criteria.
Harris added: "I believe that now is the perfect time for a solution like this. With the government's new flexible working policy, the end of Window's support for Microsoft XP, the demand for BYOD, and the availability of high-performance, low-cost connectivity such as FTTC and GEA, many businesses will find themselves at a crossroads on the IT infrastructure road map."
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