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Don’t Let Your Business Freeze This Winter

21 November 2018 by Jenn Granger

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Did you know that the last snow day we had back in March this year reportedly cost the UK economy more than £1bn?

That’s right, when the army of snowflakes inevitably falls it wraps Britain in an expensive blanket of chaos. Snow days put businesses under immense pressure to try and operate as usual, despite having a limited workforce available due to employees simply not being able to make it to the office.

The good news is that your business doesn’t have to grind to a halt and wait for the storm to pass. Many businesses can fight the fallout of a snow day by implementing virtual working environments or virtualising elements of their systems, providing essential flexibility.

Our FastDesk solution gives businesses and organisations across all industries a reliable and secure approach to enhancing flexibility when you need it most, meaning you can get back to business as usual wherever your team may be.

Let’s take a look at what this desktop as a service can offer your business.

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Highly accessible

Operating system and application incompatibility across different generations of devices is no longer an issue. FASTdesk enables your employees to work from anywhere, anytime, from any device.

Not only does this service make snow days that much easier to work around, in the modern working world it’s becoming an expectation to be able to work remotely – a change which business owners must embrace.

Centrally managed IT

When you choose to migrate your corporate systems into the cloud, you’re passing some of the usual maintenance and security worries to our expert teams who are dedicated to looking after your solution. Effectively, centrally managed IT means that you are simply consuming the service, leaving updates, patching and other maintenance tasks up to us, so that you can focus on driving your business.

Ultra-high security

For those questioning how secure a virtual working environment is, FASTdesk removes your business’ data from the devices used by your employees, eliminating the risk of data loss through theft or loss of the device. This reduces your company’s risk of a breach and gives you peace of mind that your business is safeguarded.

Additionally, our data centres are ISO 27001 certified, PCI-compliant and secured to UK government IL4 standards. This means that your corporate systems are stored safely in the cloud, powered by servers which are housed in our data centres – guarded by on-site security personnel 24/7/365.

Ultimately, the more flexible your business the more likely it is to successfully deal with adverse weather and other scenarios that disrupt the usual working day. So, don’t let your business freeze this winter, embrace the power of virtualisation!

FASTdesk is just one of several FAST tools that can help your business to embrace remote working. FASToffice lets you combine several FAST tools to suit the unique needs of your business, whether that be to cater for remote working, secure file sharing and storage or to eliminate the hassle of hosting your own email servers and backups.

If you want to know more about our FAST solutions and how they can help your business, why not call one of our experts today on 0800 231 5917?

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