Hosted desktops are the smarter and more efficient way to work – it has the look and feel of a standard desktop computer but all content and programs are all delivered over a secure internet connection from our state of the art data center. Staff can access their hosted desktops, 24/7, from anywhere in the world, on any device that has a web browser. Installation, configuration and ongoing support of desktops are greatly simplified all at a cost that’s extremely affordable. Moving to a hosted virtual desktop environment can extend the life of existing desktops, postpone large capital expenditures, and provide your company with superior security, performance and a reduction in operating expenses of between 30 – 50%. Not a bad return on a relatively small investment.
The Sirkom process in 3 steps
We have developed a process to migrate customers from a traditional desktop environment to a hosted environment.
Planning & Strategy
We start with a full IT assessment and outline your current infrastructure.
Design & Develop
We work with you on designing and developing a implementation plan based on your needs and wants.
A new approach to IT
Unlike ten years ago, when users had to run software on underpowered hardware, available at the time, today’s hardware is so powerful that software typically uses, only a small portion of the available processing power. This in turn creates a different type of challenge. Today, many companies are utilizing a mere 10 - 15 percent of total available, processing capacity which means 85 or 90 percent of a machine’s capacity goes unused. A lightly loaded, underutilized hardware still takes up room and costs nearly the same to operate, as if it were running at full capacity. Virtualization can flip the percentages to your advantage by making better use of your company’s assets while improving your bottom line.
Empower your Workforce
Now, every employee can be productive from wherever they are, and from virtually any device. Whether it is a laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android device – employees can get to their virtual desktop, business applications and be as productive as they are today in front of their work PC.
Your consultant(s) or IT department’s productivity increases too. You can choose to co-manage, or hand over management of the PC fleet to Sirkom. This speeds time to deploy new software, apply software updates, and keep systems running securely.
Safe and Secure
Sirkom provides multiple layers of security. Our data center is protected 24/7. Access to the hosted virtual desktop is encrypted and thus protected. Data is backed up regularly, and retained based on your requirements.
The subscription model that Sirkom offers gives business more agility and flexibility. New software can be rolled out quickly, and you can respond to software updates more effectively through a centralized management platform. Take advantage of trends in computing such as bring your own device (consumerization of IT). Allow employees to bring in a Mac or Apple iPad, their own laptop, or work from home on their desktop. If weather or sickness prevents workers from getting to the office, you have flexibility to allow remote work from any location without hampering productivity.
A Custom Solution
One of the main reasons for customization is the varying security regulations that face companies operating in numerous international markets, where they can customize the security and access settings to each region or country's regulations. For heavily regulated industries, such as government or financial services, it's especially important that solutions be customizable to adhere to national and industry compliance specifications, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Safe-Harbor Frameworks or Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
The private cloud enables companies to maintain total control over their data, rather than power and potential access rights to a third-party vendor. With the ever-growing concerns over cyber-hacking, the ability to vary the levels of data security, by placing non-sensitive data in public clouds, while keeping intellectual property or personally identifiable information, on-premise in a private cloud, enable enterprises to create customized, hybrid clouds that best fit their data security requirements. Extensive customization is taking place in the mobile realm. As more employees utilize mobile devices for their day-to-day work activities, it's critical that they can access the data they need without introducing security risks into the network. Cloud computing made this kind of mobile workflow possible, and now enterprises are picking and choosing the types of mobile productivity apps their workers need, and integrating them into their other cloud infrastructure.