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.
Gallupâ€™s 2017 State of the American Workplace report notes that just 33% of workers in the U.S. are engaged at work. As organizations look for ways to increase engagement and boost productivity, all while keeping data management and security at the forefront of their efforts, itâ€™s clear that modern management is essential for ongoing success.
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.
The evolution of technology has created an environment rife with choice. Whether maximizing the value of your Amazon Prime account or keeping your contacts up to speed on social media, weâ€™re constantly faced with making decisions about what to buy, what to share â€¦ and what device we want to use when completing these activities. Unfortunately for todayâ€™s IT teams, choice has led to the common challenge of determining how to manage multiple operating systems simultaneously â€” while eliminating the headache and cost traditionally associated with doing so.
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