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Cobweb Hosted Desktop Solution - Virtual Desktop in the Cloud

Cobweb Hosted Desktop is a Cloud computing service that delivers a Windows desktop, Microsoft Office, Exchange/Outlook email and other applications as a hosted service, rather than using local infrastructure.

Hosted Desktop replaces the traditional capital expenditure requirements of IT deployments with a simple per user, per month payment model delivering proven cost savings.

What is a Hosted Desktop?

A hosted desktop (sometimes referred to as a virtual desktop) is a service from Cobweb that enables you to securely access an entire windows desktop through an Internet-enabled Windows or non-Windows device, from anywhere in the world.

The basic infrastructure consists of your data being stored securely in a central location, known as a data centre. You then access your data through a virtual desktop, which is delivered over the Internet on your existing PC or by using a thin client, smartphone or tablet.

Hosted Desktop gives your business:

  • Standardisation of corporate desktop, office and email software
  • Anywhere access to desktop, email, office and shared data
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery, all built in. 


Hosted Desktop - Business Benefits:

By deploying your Desktop's in the Cloud with Cobweb, you and your employees are able to benefit from:

Flexible Work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, be as flexible as your business demands
Cost Monthly "pay as you grow" predictable costs giving access to enterprise class technology, without high capital investment
Security  With 128-bit encryption, ISO accreditation and individual password authentication, security is paramount with Cobweb Hosted Desktop
Simplicity The solution is easy to use and feels and does exactly the same as your work PC. There's no need for training so your employees can hit the ground running
Scalable No matter whether your organisation needs to grow or consolidate, you can scale accordingly - whilst only ever paying for what you need


Alongside these benefits, there is the added comfort that the entire solution is proactively managed and monitored 24/7 by our UK based Support Desk, providing businesses with telephone, email and web-based support around the clock.


Hosted Desktop Service Features

On this page are the details of the setup and applications available with a standard Hosted Desktop package from Cobweb. In addition to the below, 99% of line-of-business applications can also be supported within the environment - (e.g. CRM, Sage & ACT), for specific software enquiries please use the form below, and a member of the team will be able to discuss your requirements further.

Operating System:

Microsoft Windows 7 - Microsoft's latest & greatest operating system


Microsoft Office 2010 -  Word, Excel, Access, One Note, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher
Choice of browsers - Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome
Usability tools - QuickTime Player, Adobe Reader, 7 Zip
Latest Plugins - Microsoft Silverlight, Flash and Java supported
Connectivity Apps - GoToMeeting, WebEx, Skype
Productivity Suites - Crystal Reports, Sync Toy
Industry Specific Apps - AutoDesk Design Review, DWG True View


  • Cloud File Storage
  • Mobile Access with Print Anywhere
  • Digital Audio
  • Enable remote working - On-demand secure access.


  • Web filtering, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam
  • 24 x 365 UK based telephone and online IT support
  • 128-bit encryption, SSL certificates and individual password authentication

Multi languages supported including:

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Cobweb Hosted Desktop - Online Live Demo

Watch the video below for a introduction to the Cobweb Hosted Desktop Service and a brief live demonstration of the live Hosted Desktop environment:  

For more information, or to request a live DEMO, please complete the form below

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