DaaS Emerges as a Critical IT Requirement
Desktop as a service (DaaS) may not grab the same kind of attention as its more established counterparts: software, platform and infrastructure as a service. But that low-key profile may not last, as a significant number of IT executives now feel that DaaS can help them lead their organizations in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, according to a recent survey from NaviSite. BYOD has emerged as the new normal, but allowing for this kind of user freedom causes a wide range of concerns, especially the security of company data. DaaS, or desktop virtualization, provides a way to centralize sensitive data and separate it from end-user devices, while still allowing users to access the information they need, when they need it. "For years, organizations have been trying to tackle the challenges of BYOD," says Chris Patterson, vice president of product management for NaviSite. "DaaS is a really simple way for IT executives to have increased control over corporate intellectual property, while providing more flexibility for today's workforce demands." More than 800 IT decision-makers took part in the research.