GoCloud Hosted Desktop Ideal Solution to Snow

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As snow sets in countywide, many businesses such as RBA Accountancy Ltd struggle with staff being unable to get into work. RBA use GoCloud's Hosted Desktop to access all their work from home.

Simon Smale, MD - RBA Accountancy Limited

Simon Smale, MD - RBA Accountancy Limited

Using hosted desktops has been invaluable over the past few weeks too, as both staff and clients have had trouble getting to work, either because of dangerous roads or the kids being sent home from school.

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As snow sets in countrywide, many workers and businesses are finding it difficult to maintain normal work practices, as they become snowed in at home, unable to get to the office. Helping to address this problem is GoCloud, leading UK suppliers of virtual hosted desktop solutions.

Teleworking is becoming more popular the world over, with more than 2m people in the UK already choosing to work this way, as life becomes increasingly connected and employees demand more flexibility. Working from home often makes sense for an employer as well, since there are less costs involved and workers increasingly prefer to work on their own devices.

Choosing a hosted desktop solution from GoCloud helps firms to streamline business, cutting costs and producing happy and productive workers who are a valuable asset to the company. GoCloud virtual hosted desktop solutions are the ideal way for companies to take advantage of cloud-based services, without laying out a fortune in capital expenditure for IT.

Hosted desktops allow workers to connect to the office from any location with an internet connection. In the conditions we have seen recently in the UK, these kinds of solutions are proving invaluable to British business.

Simon Smale is the Managing Director of RBA Accountancy Limited in Bridlington and has been using GoCloud hosted desktops to access all of his work documents when not in the office. Not only does this mean that Simon can work from home when need be, it means he is always in contact with the office even when he’s away on business.

“GoCloud’s hosted desktop has been perfect for making sure I always have access to work,” Mr Smale says. “I can use my PC at home to work on documents and spreadsheets and my iPad when I’m out of the office with clients. I can even work on clients’ accounts from anywhere I like, it’s very convenient and means that I can give the most to our clients as I’m effectively never far away from the office.”

“Using hosted desktops has been invaluable over the past few weeks too, as both staff and clients have had trouble getting to work, either because of dangerous roads or the kids being sent home from school.”

RBA Accounting Limited decided to use GoCloud after hearing good things about their services and excellent reputation. Initially, the idea was to save cash by not having to spend huge amounts for IT equipment when they opened the new office.

A hosted desktop from GoCloud allowed RBA to spread the cost by paying monthly, whilst having the peace of mind that their data is fully secured in GoCloud’s data centres. Any employee can connect to work with a simple login which allows them to access their virtual machine, complete with personalised desktops.

About GoCloud:
Based in Hull, Yorkshire, GoCloud is a leading IT provider of cloud computing services to UK businesses. GoCloud was founded in 2009 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrahost Limited. GoCloud specialise in providing fully-virtualised, hosted desktop solutions which can be accessed from any device with an internet connection from anywhere, giving UK businesses the power and cost-effectiveness to work from anywhere.
GoCloud services are also accredited with VMware Professional Partner status and Citrix Solution Advisor status. All GoCloud services are provisioned by the company on a high-availability, Citrix-based infrastructure with multiple HP SANs at the backend to guarantee resilience. All of the GoCloud infrastructures, based in secure data centres are their own and offer the full flexibility and scalability you would expect from a cloud service of this stature.

About RBA Accounting Limited:
RBA Accountancy Limited was formed out of successful Beverly-based practice Robsons, which first opened its doors in 1984. Simon Smale joined Robsons in 2003 as a principal and his help in developing the business led to RBA being formed from that alliance.
Simon now takes the lead role in the company, though still maintains strong links with Robsons’ Beverley base. RBA take great pleasure in offering a quality and timely service, which they obtain with the help of their dedicated and professional staff.
RBA is there to help businesses of all sizes deal with day-to-day accountancy issues from bookkeeping to personal wealth planning. They work closely with clients to ensure that all advice given is tailored in individual business requirements.

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