The advancement of technology and the current pace of conducting business have changed the way we think about solving problems. Today’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, they’re looking for the “digital” Swiss Army knife.

I have always loved Swiss Army knives and am intrigued by the fact that they have so many gadgets and cool features all wrapped up into one simple (and easy to carry!) package. Today’s digital workspace solutions remind me of Swiss Army knives; the best ones on the market have dozens of cool features wrapped up into an easy-to-use package that give companies the ability to address many priorities, including but not limited to:

  • Securing data
  • Managing access to resources
  • Alerting users/administrators to compliance issues
  • Providing integration with other solutions
  • Gathering data analytics and providing insights
  • Reducing maintenance costs
  • Offering a consistent, quality end-user experience

When I think about the current business environment and the demands placed upon us, I wonder how IT leaders who are head-down and swiftly falling deeper into the abyss of outdated technology will stay employed … and whether their organizations will stay afloat. One of the lessons I have learned throughout the past 40 years is that organizations must continue to be forwarding-thinking and adopt new technologies that drive better business outcomes to compete. Right now, that involves investing in digital workspace solutions that are innovative and able to create opportunities for the organization — opportunities for enhancing worker productivity, protecting critical company assets and capitalizing on the value of multi-platform endpoint management. For these capabilities and so many more, VMware’s Workspace ONE is the most impressive solution I’ve seen in many years.

Workspace ONE leverages the power of mobility while providing integration into the legacy infrastructure that is critical to an organization’s health. It even offers a fantastic out-of-box experience across different device types to simplify deployment for IT staff and adoption for the end-user … a true win-win! Throughout the past few years, I have been impressed in observing the creativity of IT leaders as they leverage these new digital workspace solutions to drive better business outcomes. Good leaders always have Swiss Army knives in their pockets. What will you do with yours to keep your business one step ahead of the competition?

Enterprise Mobility Expert Phil Poje, CEO of Tech Orchard

Phil Poje | CEO, Tech Orchard

A serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of executive leadership and ownership experience, Phil has a unique understanding of the challenges that exist within the rapidly growing technology sector. Contact him directly at to discuss innovative ways for overcoming those challenges and propelling your organization to new levels of success.