The Cloud has made it possible for companies to radically change the way they do business. It allows staff to access corporate systems around the clock using their laptops, tablets and smartphones, in order to provide customers with service better suited to their needs and preferences.

However, this use of the Cloud to store and access company data on mobile devices creates a major problem – what happens if the device is lost or stolen? Apart from the loss of a personal item, your corporate data is also at risk of misuse, fraud or extortion.

Preventing your data from ever making its way onto a mobile device is such an attractive idea, but isn’t particularly practical in a flexible working environment – and therein lies the dilemma! Always-on Cloud access provides a number of business benefits but at the risk of potentially catastrophic data loss. Is there a way around this conundrum?

Fortunately, the answer is yes! A hosted desktop solution allows staff to access company files from their own device at their convenience, without actually downloading any company data. The tablet or laptop simply acts as viewer, providing access to your files and information via a virtual computer session but without having to make any copies first. When using a hosted desktop all of your company information remains in the Cloud at all times, so if a tablet or laptop is stolen, there is nothing sensitive on it.

The use of hosted desktops is a great way to ensure flexible working remains secure. Why not call Broadband Cloud Solutions today on 0141 585 6363 to find out more?

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