UKFast enables flexible working with new service

UKFast enables flexible working with new service

Manchester hosting specialist UKFast has launched a new cloud-based solution today, meeting demand caused by the rise of flexible working.

The launch of FASTdesk, which makes it easier for employees to access their work files and apps from any device, comes as a survey by professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers reveals that nearly 40% of millennials prefer a work schedule that combines traditional hours with flexible options.

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones, said: “Things are changing and the way companies set up working options is important. When you’re trying to attract the best talent you have to think about options for flexible working or you’ll get left behind. We’ve developed FASTdesk in response to clear demand from our clients for this service; we know it’s going to help them tremendously.   

“Technology moves so quickly that we have to evolve quickly as business people. Cloud desktop applications enable businesses to evolve and meet the demands of their workforce. It’s naïve to think that people want to complete their given tasks between certain hours or in certain locations.

“People are often inspired outside of the hours of 9am and 5pm and want to work on ideas and pass them on to their colleagues. We’re enabling a new level of flexibility.”

FASTdesk combines Cisco Powered infrastructure with desktop virtualisation software from Citrix to deliver a flexible working solution that only requires the internet to connect.

Lawrence continued: “Desktop as a Service allows businesses to develop at a much faster rate. The agility and simplicity puts businesses ahead of the game.

“This is an incredibly exciting addition to our cloud range and it’s something the UK channel is crying out for. When you plug FASTdesk in to our £25m UK cloud infrastructure and 247365 expert customer support it becomes a true business enabler. It’s backed up on our infrastructure giving our clients price protection because we’ve bought the land and we’ve built the data centres on it.”