A Rapidly Expanding Market
MSP services companies that help businesses make the BYOD switch are in hot demand. If you’re unfamiliar, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It’s a work-from-home— or a wherever-you’ve-got-an-internet-connection— solution that has grown in popularity for a number of reasons. Firstly, businesses can totally outsource their office. While it may make sense to keep physical offices somewhere, with an outsourced cloud option this isn’t strictly necessary.
Say you have a client that runs an organization with 100 employees. Now say 20 of those employees are at a physical shop, 20 are at an office, 20 are in management, and 40 are involved in varying levels of infrastructure. If you could bring clients a BYOD solution that cuts half of their need for office space, you’re likely going to save them more than $10k every month. Though implementation may be slow, a larger company has the potential to overcome the need for between 10 and 12 employees, saving them either collaterally in future scalability, or directly in terms of operational reduction. That’s a strong selling point. Your MSP could potentially save such an organization more than $200k annually. And that doesn’t even take into account savings from employees bringing their own devices and the decreased necessity for on-site servers via the cloud.
These things have combined to make the global virtual desktop market a growing field that is set to experience continual growth in the next several years. The right MSP services solution can give clients a competitive edge, not to mention increased productivity among employees in terms of working environment convenience. Such BYOD solutions also enhance MSP operations with the same basic advantages clientele experience, including:
- Flexibility in work-space
- DaaS providing data protections
- Continued access during outages for remote employees
- Equipment cost reduction
Flexibility in Work-Space
Clients can give employees the ability to choose where they work through BYOD by utilizing remotely accessible virtualized desktop solutions (provided the employee has access privileges and a secure internet connection). They can be at a coffee shop, in their private office, or using a MiFi device to work from their RV on the beach. They can do updates and adjustments any time, day or night. Your MSP’s tech team can likewise maintain their connection to your primary network, reducing bureaucratic management difficulties through consolidated information and accessibility. Increased mobility is additionally conducive to client needs.
DaaS Provides Data Protections
DaaS stands for Desktop as a Service. DaaS is that which makes it possible for remote workers to interface with internal network systems via the cloud. DaaS provided through the right cloud solution comes with top-tier security that often has greater integrity than most internal solutions. This makes sense when you think about it: proactive monitoring and maintenance can be performed on the network. DaaS can recognize anomalous activity and keep cybercriminal elements from compromising operations. As the cloud and BYOD become more normalized, security solutions silhouetting them likewise increase protective capacity. Selling such services can be essential in maintaining your MSP’s relevance.
Continued Access During Outages for Remote Employees
If an internal outage knocks out an internal network, the cloud counterpart hosting DaaS shouldn’t be affected. In fact, if your clients have BDR (Backup and Data Recovery) hosted through the cloud, a mirrored network can be immediately brought online so work and public interaction experience no interruption. Again, that’s a good selling point!
Equipment Cost Reduction
BYOD devices can potentially cost clients nothing. They can pay for such devices, but they don’t have to. The commute savings for their employees alone will pay for the purchased equipment inside a year. Plus, they can cut internal server arrays via the cloud. Also, your MSP can cut similar costs through the adroit application of BYOD.
The Attractiveness Of BYOD
Clients with BYOD capability built into their business model will have to be choosier with employees, but they’ll also get more qualified applicants. MSP services with virtualized desktops make BYOD solutions possible, among other remote access possibilities. MSPs who provide this service are likely to see marked profit from clients, and even from their own internal cost reductions.