Professional services firms are looking to improve their billable hours, staff retention, and service offerings.
IT plays a key role in Professional Services.
However, it can be daunting to know which path to take next given the perceived complexity of the technology options. That is, until you consider a cloud-based solution capable of removing the noise and replacing it with a seamless solution. Cloud-based solutions remove the need to manage software, abundant hardware, and provide users with access to the resources they need from anywhere and any device. This is especially so if you start with the cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, or DaaS as it is commonly known.
DaaS essentially puts your desktop operating environment, and all that is connected to it (servers, data, security and more) into the cloud for accessibility anywhere and anytime by partners and staff. It enables the accumulated knowledge that resides across your firm to be stored and secured in one location, and access to that knowledge to be available to professional staff no matter where or when they choose to work, and from which device they choose to use.
Your firm can:
- Engage expert staff from anywhere in the world
- Facilitate those that need to work long hours day and night
- Attract those seeking more flexible arrangements to work from home.
Collaboration in temporary teams is better facilitated without the need for people to travel to expensive office facilities every day.
Your professional staff improve their productivity and agility. Work can take place while traveling, in teams, at home after hours, or in the proximity of client facilities. Remote and secure access to their work environment and knowledge assets improves billable efficiency and responsiveness.
Collaboration in temporary teams is better facilitated without the need for people to travel to expensive office facilities every day
Providing remote access to all office-based services means a more flexible work environment, and greater scope to hire professional and support staff from anywhere in the world. It becomes possible to facilitate those staff needing to work from home, on a part-time basis, or as contractors to boost targeted capability and capacity during peak seasons.
Ultimately, all professional services firms including legal, accounting, funds management, design, engineering and more, benefit from being able to improve productivity, attract and retain quality staff, and improve cost predictability.