What Is A Virtual Desktop?

Are you wondering if a virtual desktop is right for you? Find out more below.

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At Ability Technologies, our mission is to provide each and every one of our clients with an IT solution that works for them. For many, virtualization is a smart way to make your setup simpler and more elegant — and that’s especially true for virtual desktops. But what are they exactly? Here’s what you need to know.

A laptop on a table connected to a virtual desktop.

A Virtual Desktop Is Separate From Your Device

A virtual desktop is an image of your computer’s operating system, or OS, and your applications. The desktop that you use is separate from the actual physical hardware that’s used to gain access.

An iPad connected to a virtual desktop.

You Can Access Your Desktop Remotely

With a virtual desktop, you gain significant flexibility in your workflow because you’re able to use your virtual desktop remotely. Best of all, you can connect to your virtual desktop from a number of different devices, including tablets, smartphones, and more.

A person working on a laptop connected to a virtual desktop.

It’s Easy to Connect

Because you can use many different devices to access a virtual desktop, it’s a breeze to get connected. All users have to do is log-in to the virtual desktop from their device and connect over the network. Most importantly, users are able to interact with everything they need and use their device just as they would use an actual physical desktop.

A laptop on a table working from a virtual desktop.

There Are Many Other Benefits

Whether your goal is to decrease costs, allow users to accomplish more with less powerful hardware, increase your security, or keep costs low, virtual desktops are a great solution. For companies looking to give their IT department a simpler job to manage, virtual desktops allow a single update on your machine that is pushed out to all users quickly and easily.

At the end of the day, there are a number of great reasons to choose a virtual desktop. Have a question about the process? Ready to enlist the help of the team at Ability Technologies? We’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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