Building a successful Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) and hosted workspace business isn’t just about architecting the technology. Service providers also need clear business goals, market focus, value propositions and go-to-market activities. Below we’ve collected our top-read business blogs for service providers in 2014, where we share tips and tricks and highlight the important resources, partnerships and features that are resonating with end-users who are purchasing DaaS.

6 Awesome Examples of Business-Ready DaaS

Within a company, the different working groups want business-ready desktops – customized, optimized and supported for a company’s industry and specific use cases. See pictures of six real examples of business-ready desktops currently in market from Citrix Service Providers including hosted desktops for engineering, construction, legal, accounting and healthcare verticals. Read 6 Awesome Examples of Business-Ready DaaS

Awed by Low Priced DaaS?
6 Reasons to Focus on DaaS Value Instead

People are naturally attracted to the lowest price for a product or service. However, when it comes to DaaS, a low price does not equate to high value. Understand the reality of using hosted DaaS and read tips for recognizing real DaaS value. Read Awed by Low Priced DaaS? 6 Reasons to Focus on DaaS Value Instead

How do Service Providers Price Desktops-as-a-Service?

Citrix Service Providers determine their own fees for hosted services. When pricing, service providers must consider 4 key steps, including the work involved in maintaining specialized applications, specific security and compliance concerns, and more – all while maintaining competitive and fair pricing. Read How do Service Providers Price Desktops-as-a-Service

Top 10 Hosted Desktop Resources in the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence

Designed to assist Citrix Service Provider partners in every stage of the business development lifecycle, the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence has helped partners with resources to help implement and expand their service provider business. Since its launch in April 2014, the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence top resources show Citrix is helping service providers in these key areas: technology implementation, marketing business-ready desktops to end user buyers and planning for business growth. Read the top ten downloaded resources. Are you leveraging them? Read Top 10 Hosted Desktop Resources in the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence

Why Service Providers Choose Citrix for Desktops-as-a-Service

As part of the 2014 Global DaaS Market Trends survey, service providers shared their top reasons for choosing Citrix as a Desktops-as-a-Service partner. Learn why Citrix is chosen for best performance, end-user experience, well-trusted brand and more. Read Why Service Providers Choose Citrix for Desktops-as-a-Service

The Relative Value of DaaS: A Look at the Actual Cost of Desktops as a Service

Small and medium businesses want to reduce the IT burden. Desktops-as-a-Service can do this, but many small and medium businesses are unsure of the costs of adopting DaaS. Look at DaaS from an angle that creatively breaks down the value of DaaS relative to cost. Read The Releative Value of DaaS: A Look at the Actual Cost of Desktops as a Service

Microsoft and Citrix, Better Together with DaaS

Microsoft and Citrix work together to combine the best technologies in the world to help Citrix Service Providers successfully deliver applications-based DaaS to end-users on any device, on any network. See what differentiates the Citrix and Microsoft-based DaaS solution from other in the market, making it a high valued experience for end-users. Read Microsoft and Citrix, Better Together with DaaS

New: Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence

The launch of the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence was a significant investment made on behalf of all Citrix Service Provider partners to help partners accelerate the value of their hosted desktop business. Learn the key components of the Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence that were designed specifically to help service providers define, build, and sell high-value hosted services. Read New: Citrix Service Provider Center of Excellence

Real Desktops as a Service for Real Implementations

Service Providers who have chosen Citrix find great success in moving to the next level of hosted services. Citrix developed Citrix-based DaaS implementation choices to accommodate the different needs of each Citrix Service Provider. Learn more about the real DaaS implementations that area leading service providers to success. Read Real Deskops as a Service for Real Implementation.

5 Marketing Tips for Citrix Service Providers to Drive Desktops-as-a-Service Adoption

Businesses are interested in reducing day-to-day IT headaches so that they can focus solely on the growth of their business. It is critical for Citrix Service Providers to drive lead generation and marketing visibility with these audiences. Discover five marketing tips and tricks that can be leveraged by Citrix Service Providers to successfully reach their target audience and grow their hosted desktop business. Read 5 Marketing Tips for Citrix Service Providers to Drive Desktops-as-a-Service Adoptions

In case you missed it, also read the Top 10 Technical Reads of 2014 from the Citrix Service Provider Blog Posts