It wasn't long ago that someone might be told to “get their head out of the clouds.” Nowadays, you'd better hope your CTO has their head in the cloud. Cloud services have very quickly evolved from being the future of computing to becoming the de facto standard for modern IT.
This change came swiftly and for good reason; Cloud technology allows for some pretty fantastic data management options. It's also providing us with an entirely new way to run applications and software. Rather than installing and running applications from your own workstation, those applications can now live and operate within the cloud itself.
To explain it simply, let's begin with the old standard workplace computer. This machine stores information, including the data needed to run whatever programs you plan to use. When you launch a program, that machine runs the software, processes your input, and probably stores your finished work on its hard drive.
That's simple enough – and something we're all used to – but it's also an obsolete concept. What happens when your hard drive crashes? How about when you need a hardware upgrade? And then there's upgrading the software . . . on every machine in the office. One at a time.
Enter cloud computing and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). Your workstation is no longer the machine that handles everything. Instead, think of your computer as a portal to another computer (In this case, a huge server with massive processing power and storage.) Everything works the same on your end. The only difference is that the data and software are being stored and run on that server. You're actually interacting with a Windows desktop that's running on a powerful computer that could be hundreds of miles away!
The advantage? No hardware upgrades. No software installations. Secure and safe data storage. DaaS also allows you to access your Windows desktop from anywhere, because it lives in the cloud. Not only does this open up a whole world of computing freedom for you, but it also liberates your IT staff from dealing with most on-site computer issues, server upgrades, patches, and compatibility problems.
In other words, your organization spends far less time worrying about technology, and more time working on what's important: running an effective insurance agency.
The insurance industry is a prime candidate for reaping the benefits of cloud computing. Connecticore has proven this by developing a bespoke DaaS solution that's ideal for the Insurance sector, providing a secure mobile desktop and server that's capable of running all of the critical software you're currently using... we call it "Connecti-Desk".