Recent News: mindSHIFT Expands Cloud Platform with Premium Virtual Desktop Solution by Partnering with Desktone

July 12th, 2011

cloudSHIFT℠ Desktop Provides SMBs With A Secure, Cost-Effective Solution For Desktop Management.

Waltham, MA - mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a leading IT outsourcing and cloud services provider for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), today announced the expansion of its suite of cloud-based managed desktop services with cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium.  SMBs can now benefit from mindSHIFT’s depth of technical expertise, highly secure data centers and exceptional customer support to realize the benefits of desktop virtualization.   With cloudSHIFT Desktop, users receive all the benefits of a robust, reliable, secure computer network without having to worry about handling software upgrades, security upgrades, disaster recovery and other headaches associated with managing desktop technology.

The burden and expense of new technology sometimes prevents SMBs from taking advantage of technology options which have traditionally been used by bigger organizations with larger budgets.  cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium is an Internet-based solution where all software traditionally located on the desktop is housed and managed on servers located in mindSHIFT’s data centers. Customers have full use of applications such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, PDF creator and Adobe Reader, either on the customer’s existing desktops and laptops or on low-cost devices, even though the applications are located somewhere else. cloudSHIFT Desktop allows users to access applications through a web browser. It is a secure, affordable, trouble-free alternative to purchasing, managing and maintaining desktop equipment.

mindSHIFT’s cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium service utilizes virtualization technology from Desktone, a pioneer in cloud-based Desktops as a Service (DaaS).  “Desktone is helping to change the way organizations purchase, manage, and use their desktops and we are proud to partner with them. The addition of their premium virtual desktop technology enhances our suite of ‘grow-as-you-go’ cloud computing services,” said Paul Chisholm, Chairman and CEO of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. “SMBs can benefit from this enterprise-class technology by allowing them to purchase only the services they need and can be easily expanded as their organizations grow or requirements change. Our approach also allows SMBs to replace a large up front capital expense with a small monthly operating expense.” (Read the full article...)

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