Mikogo Launches First-Ever HTML5 Cloud Desktop – A Personal Computer in the Cloud

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Mikogo’s new browser-based solution and world first Cloud Desktop enables users to access their very own computer in the Cloud from any computer or mobile device with a browser. Instead of accessing only files, a Cloud Desktop is an entire computer system including operating system and applications in the Cloud, accessible via any browser and without any plug-in or software installation eradicating the need for end-users to spend time and money maintaining computer systems.

Mikogo Cloud Desktop

A Windows 8 Cloud Desktop accessed within a browser on an iPad

The Cloud Desktop is the easiest way to access an entire computer system sitting in the Cloud, which is completely managed by IT professionals. This builds value as it creates a warranty for IT departments regarding performance while saving time and money

Mikogo, the global provider of online collaboration solutions, has today launched the world’s first Cloud Desktop – an innovative way of hosting an entire computer system in the Cloud. The revolutionary browser-based system, built on HTML5, makes it possible for users to access their very own computer system, from any computer, smartphone or tablet directly from within a web browser without any software downloads or plug-in installations.

Outsourcing work to contractors, remote working and “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) scenarios are on the rise and the Mikogo Cloud Desktop will facilitate these work arrangements. Companies can rent Cloud Desktops and provide their remote contractors with all the necessary software applications without distributing a single piece of hardware.

Once the user has logged into their Cloud Desktop they can access their very own operating system, software applications and files directly from within the browser. With the entire computer system being accessible from any location, the Mikogo Cloud Desktop eliminates the need for setting up remote access systems as well as syncing and pairing multiple devices. They can then log in from any other computer or device and access the very same computer system.

“More and more applications are moving into the Cloud and this trend gives companies the freedom of shifting their processes into the Cloud and accessing services from anywhere,” explains Marcel Maron, Mikogo’s IT Operations Manager and pioneer behind the Cloud Desktop. “The advantages of Cloud services are accessibility and reliability because the services are managed by professional service providers, not the end-user. Operating systems, however, are presently still managed by the end-user leaving them to deal with constant updates, maintenance, performance issues, etc.”

“We’ve had these frustrations ourselves, so we developed the Mikogo Cloud Desktop, to give users the easiest way to access their very own computer system sitting in the Cloud, which is completely managed by our IT professionals. This builds considerable value as it creates a warranty for company IT departments regarding performance, while saving time and money. You can give your workers access to core applications, such as CRM, project management systems, etc., and then they just log in and get to work on their own Cloud computer.”

Users are able to select between different Windows operating systems for their Cloud Desktop, including Windows 8. When they wish to open their Cloud Desktop, an end-user can use any computer or tablet, open a browser, and login. This means an end-user can open their Windows 8 Cloud Desktop on a Windows XP computer, a Mac Notebook, an iPad, or any other device.

The Cloud Desktop service is available now from the Mikogo website: http://www.mikogo.com/cloud-desktop

About Mikogo
Mikogo (http://www.mikogo.com) incorporates innovative desktop sharing technology to provide an easy-to-use online meeting solution for high-quality online collaboration. Used by more than 1 million registered users in over 180 countries, Mikogo’s customers consist primarily of small- to medium-sized businesses that use the software for online meetings, web conferencing, remote support and online trainings. At present, more than 3,000 corporate customers are using the Mikogo technology and benefiting from significantly reduced travel time and travel expenses.

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