Hosted Terminal Server
In today’s business world you have to stay up to the minute on the progress of your marketing campaigns, sales figures, client’s requests and project delivery. This usually means that you have to stay connected to your business at all times. Whether you are on holiday, travelling or at home, you still need to be able to provide excellent service to your clients at any given moment. It is therefore vital that you keep the lines of communication open with co-workers and clients. One of the ways that a business can stay connected to the office from remote locations is by employing a hosted terminal server.
Hosted terminal servers are also known as Remote Desktop Servers. Terminal server hosting allows companies to use a web site link to launch business programs and a variety of other business applications. When you couple hosted terminal servers with a dedicated host server you place programs and applications in a central server where company employees or departments can log on and receive the up-to-date data they need.
Companies that span different locations or even globally can give their employees access via any computer that is connected to a hosted server. This can also apply to any network or system update. Having a system that is connected to a dedicated host server and hosted terminal server means that you only need one copy of new software or program, which can save your business a small fortune over time.
As with any I.T. system, security is extremely important. When an item or a file is deemed as classified, system administrators can lock it down or restrict system access to only a key group of people within the dedicated host server via the hosted terminal server and so build a solid wall of security.
Using the power of technology business can outmanoeuvre the restraints of office hours and location, increase productivity, and reduce employee absenteeism while increasing morale. When an employee logs on to the dedicated host server using the hosted terminal server, they can work from home and so avoid a long commute or balance delivery with looking after a sick child. Studies have shown that when employees are allowed to telecommute and work from home they are more productive and the company has a smaller turnover rate. Employees say that they work better in a more comfortable environment while still being able to complete group or team activities.
When a dedicated host server is employed all computer terminals attached to the server are considered a ‘dummy terminal’. Dummy terminals use a fifth of the power because they do not complete the actual processing of the requested actions. Because the system is not completing its own processing the life span of the hardware is extended and ultimately reduce the cost of replacing equipment.
The only limitation of a dedicated host server coupled with a hosted terminal server is the restriction to USB devices. External storage, cameras, and USB memory sticks are not supported on the dummy terminals.
Prices vary for setting up a hosted terminal server set up. There are numerous cheap hosted servers available or you can always use a hosted virtual server instead of a dedicated host server and save money that way.
We invite you to contact us for more information and to examine your options.