One of the biggest initiatives CIOs everywhere are talking about is enabling the digital workspace. While this may mean many different things, depending on who you talk to—a few common threads usually join all definitions: mobility, application/platform modernization, and secure access. Let’s look at those three specific areas and how you might tackle them with a single platform solution, in order to effectively deliver the digital workspace to your business.
There’s no doubt the BYOD revolution is underway. By some accounts—nearly 40% of all U.S. consumers who work for large enterprises use a personal device daily for work.1 That number will probably continue to rise as workers put more and more pressure on IT to bring their own devices. In fact, 78% believe that using a single mobile device for data access helps them to balance their lives.2 The days of carrying around two cell phones (one for work and one for personal) are dwindling fast.
But what does this mean for IT? Basically, IT needs a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that allows for liberal use of personal devices while still maintaining the security and compliance of the business. Easier said than done, of course. However, one approach is to both minimally manage the device itself, yet control access through application virtualization and access control from a common framework. Luckily—VMware excels at all three with Workspace ONE.