What is Desktop-as-a-Service? Posted on August 30, 2012 by Tim Burke I want to spend some blog space focusing on one of the most liberating of recent technology developments — a Cloud-based solution called Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). I say “liberating” because Desktop-as-a-Service offers a low-cost way of alleviating the onerous burdens of managing employees’ desktop devices — burdens that continue to get heavier as employees increasingly work from anywhere (a good thing, since it boosts productivity big time) and as they do this work on their own devices. Briefly, DaaS relieves desktop management burdens by putting all employee desktop images in the Cloud. By ‘desktop images’, I mean all of a user’s apps and data as well as the personalized look and feel of their particular desktop environment. So even though this ‘desktop image’ resides in the Cloud, each end-user’s customizable desktop environment looks and performs as usual. Next time, and for the next few weeks, I’ll be exploring the whys and hows of DaaS.