As consumers adjust their technology preferences, some such preferences are making their way into the workplace as well. One notable change is to the preferred browser. Internet Explorer was the most popular web browser through 2015 until Chrome overtook the top spot in 2016, according to a Net Market Share report. The popularity of Chrome has been expanded and refined in the increasingly popular Chromebook devices on the market, which offer “the best of Google built-in.” To help companies address and manage these devices, VMware released the industry’s first unified endpoint management (UEM) support for the Chrome operating system (Chrome OS) through Workspace ONE.
In looking back, this year has been an interesting one for mobility. Given the amount of time the concept of data security has spent in the news cycle (Equifax breach, anyone?), itâ€™s starting to become top of mind for a growing number of organizations. And Iâ€™m not just referring to big business. Recent research has underscored the importance of mobile security in small businesses, and opened discussions about this IT priority for some who had never previously considered themselves a target for cyber criminals. Meanwhile, leading solutions providers like VMware continue to innovate and find new ways to meet such business demands.
At Tech Orchard, we are no strangers to the digital workspace, a space that is constantly evolving. We continue to see businesses challenged with balancing employee needs for productivity and mobile collaboration with a secure environment that features the same ease-of-use expected from a consumer-like experience. Underscored by the expanding bring your own device (BYOD) culture, the current digital workspace points to a clear need for unified endpoint management (UEM).
Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time-intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the average user to receive a first-time or replacement laptop or desktop. With the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft AutoPilot and VMware Workspace ONE, everything has changed. PC users can now experience what we get when we order and receive a new Apple or Android device.
For larger companies, an investment in data security and the ongoing management of policies and procedures around data usage may seem like a no-brainer. For small businesses, it may seem like an unnecessary expense. At Tech Orchard, we often hear small business owners imply that they â€śfly under the radarâ€ť of hackers and cyber criminals because of their company size. Unfortunately, recent data proves otherwise.