Vertafore, an insurance software company, has released a Desktop-as-a-Service offering to help insurance agencies manage their insurance businesses in the cloud.

Vertafore’s Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) application offers a cloud-based PC management solution. It was designed to eliminate the high cost of maintaining existing PCs and desktops, and alleviate IT challenges associated with on-premises hardware. Customers can access cloud-based desktops and programs from any computer, browser or device, including tablets or smartphones.

Businesses are struggling with aging desktop infrastructures, Vertafore said, adding that according to an Aberdeen report, 34 percent of respondents said the cost of supporting traditional desktop solutions is becoming too expensive to maintain. As a result, the global hosted virtual desktop market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 63.7 percent from 2013-2018, according to Research and Markets.

“With Vertafore's DaaS offering, I am able to forecast to the dollar amount—the cost of provisioning desktop and application resources to bring a user on board with all the associated technology that accompanies our agency growth. Startup costs and ongoing costs are very affordable and predictable to a per-user level," said says Carl Gerson, agency principal at Declaration Brokerage.

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