The Tech Orchard team made the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the VMworld conference again this year.Â We were excited to see VMwareâ€™s continued focus on UEM and the future of the digital workspace. One of the biggest announcements this year was the official release of a much-anticipated co-management tool that provides a simple way to transition from SCCM, a legacy PCLM tool, to Workspace ONE Modern Management.
Apple and Windows 10 users, listen up! VMware has just announced a number of management and security enhancements as part of its Workspace ONE 9.7 release. Within these updates are a number of new functionalities for iOS 12 users and a provisioning package for Windows 10 users available through Dell Factory Services. To find out how to make the most of these enhancements, watch VMwareâ€™s six-minute video summarizing whatâ€™s new.
The advancement of technology and the current pace of conducting business have changed the way we think about solving problems. Todayâ€™s premier IT leaders are constantly challenged with identifying and eliminating siloed solutions. Meanwhile, they are looking to find and/or develop programs, applications and other technologies that are robust and easy to integrate, and that handle everything from systematizing operations and streamlining functionality to accomplishing multiple tasks at once. In other words, theyâ€™re looking for the â€śdigitalâ€ť Swiss Army knife.
IT teams are constantly tasked with managing devices that must be upgraded and transitioned between users. Plus, as the evolution of devices and operating systems continues, users and workplaces must evaluate the need for integrating new devices in the mix. Rather than spend countless hours and money setting up these devices to balance security needs and employee wants, VMwareâ€™s Workspace ONE is committed to enhancing the out-of-box experience (OOBE) for all devices using any OS.
Most businesses today continue to sink a large portion of their IT budget into Microsoft Windows desktop/server OS, config management and Office products, with an overwhelming trend in adopting a cloud model. Therefore, employees are consuming Office apps on mobile devices almost as much as traditional PCs. Â
For several years now, weâ€™ve been watching wearable technology infiltrate our lives. From smart watches to activity trackers available from dozens of manufacturers, these devices have some people checking their wrists almost as frequently as most check their phones. While the advent of wearables seemed to be primarily focused in the consumer sector at launch, this technology has swiftly shifted into being a productivity magnet for busy adults trying to manage everything from their calendars and in-boxes to their to-do lists. As an IT leader, what should you know about wearables in the workplace?