Legacy management is everywhere. IT departments are scrambling to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology. Cloud-based services, changing employee preferences and increased cyber security threats make it impossible to succeed in the silos of the past. Companies who are surviving and thriving are doing so by transitioning to the digital workspace and adopting a modern management approach that can keep pace with current and anticipated changes.
Gallup’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, it’s clear that modern management is essential for ongoing success.
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 VMware’s six-minute video summarizing what’s new.
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.
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).