Hosted Desktop

A hosted desktop service could benefit businesses from all sectors. In this case study we take a look at the impact hosted desktops had on a Real Estate business. To find out more about hosted desktops and how they can benefit your business take a look at our dedicated hosted desktops page.

Sector: Real Estate

Customer profile:
An established, successful and multi-discipline property services business. One of the divisions offers chartered surveyor, consultancy and project management facilities while a full range of complementary estate agency services are provided to Surrey and Berkshire under our leading brand. The group is dedicated to the sale and letting of properties in South East, supported and backed by their own Financial Services divisions.

Business situation:
The company needed a scalable and flexible means to deploy traditional desktop applications and calendar scheduling to a growing number of staff within the project management division. Reduced cost and elimination of complexity of licensing and software updates were major factors in the decision process. Capital purchase, installation and maintenance were all too costly, cumbersome and time consuming. Many users were using incompatible versions of software, while security and resilience was also under scrutiny. The constant threats of viruses, data protection, system intrusion and information hijacking could no longer be ignored.

The company started using Hosted Desktop for all of its users. This provided rapid access to a standardised corporate desktop with email, hosted applications available on demand, accessible through any device with internet.


  • Confidence of 99.9% availability according to SLA
  • Manageable TCO with no up-front costs. Transparent & predictable costs
  • Ability to expand/ decrease user base when needed
  • Standardisation
  • Full compatibility & automated updates
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Significant increase in staff efficiency
  • Cost effective option

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