Top reasons why businesses should deploy Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Desktop as a Service can save your organization time and money by outsourcing the management of your desktop PCs to a cloud provider.


Trying to manage and maintain your desktop environment in house can consume a lot of time and resources. Your IT staff has to continually support, troubleshoot, and update each PC as well as every application your users run. This task has become even trickier in 2020 as employees have been forced to work remotely. In light of these challenges, one service worth considering is Desktop as a Service, or DaaS.

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With DaaS, your desktop environment is hosted in the cloud by a third-party provider. Such a subscription-based service gives your organization an on-demand, virtualized desktop with the required operating system and necessary applications.

Instead of your IT staff having to fully manage your PCs, the cloud provider handles the maintenance, updates,

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The five biggest effects Trump has had on the US space program

1. From Mars to the moon

On December 11, 2017, Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1, which officially called for NASA to begin work on a human exploration program that would return astronauts to the surface of the moon and lay the groundwork for a sustained presence (i.e., a lunar colony). This was a pivot from President Obama’s directions for NASA to build a program that would take humans to Mars in the 2030s and establish a sustained presence there. The plan was for the moon missions to utilize the architectures being developed for Mars, such as the next-generation Space Launch System and the Orion deep space crew capsule.

Early last year, the administration accelerated the timeline for the return to 2024. “The common thread among many of the policy options, transition and industry officials said, is a focus on projects able to attract widespread voter support that realistically

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Amazon WorkSpaces cheat sheet: What you need to know about this DaaS product

Amazon’s Desktop as a Service product can virtualize the computing needs of your entire workforce, secure business data, and make life easier for remote employees and IT teams.

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The modern workforce is more distributed than ever before, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only solidified the fact that working remotely is the way of the future for many businesses. That means the computing needs of modern businesses are changing as well—the perfect time for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) products like Amazon WorkSpaces to finally gain market traction.

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DaaS providers have been growing slower than expected over the past few years, but with the spread of the pandemic and the likely long-term shift to remote work, Gartner has reassessed its position on the battle between VDI and DaaS, calling DaaS one of the areas of tech experiencing the greatest growth

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