VMware Asked: What Is Your Definition of a Digital Workspace?
Today’s workplace is in the midst of yet another sea change, this one driven by technology and innovation. The digital workspace is a new concept that enables tech-savvy employees to access the systems and tools they need from any device—smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop—regardless of location. Emerging technologies now make it possible to deliver the infrastructure needed to enable employees to work securely and productively from home, the office, or on the road.
However, the digital workspace is about more than simply enabling employees to work remotely. It’s the culmination of a business mobility trend that has evolved from individual and team productivity to true business process transformation and that is reinventing businesses across all industries. The digital workspace empowers employees and is made possible through an enterprise’s transition from hardware-centric to software-defined infrastructure. New technologies are unlocking new possibilities.
Defining the Digital Workspace
To gain more insight into what people think about this emerging concept, VMware asked attendees at its EUC Insights 2017 conference, “What is your definition of a digital workspace?” Hundreds of participants shared their point of view. See responses.
Whether employees are focused on mobility, productivity, business transformation, or apps and data, the digital workspace is a concept that’s still coming into focus for many organisations. Despite the range of definitions from end users, it’s clear that the concepts of mobility, flexibility, and productivity are universally understood to be key attributes of the digital workspace.
The digital workspace broadens the idea of mobility to encompass the workplace. Mobile technologies have enabled individual employees for decades. Working from home, remotely, or from a Wi-Fi hotspot is commonplace today. The digital workspace, however, extends those concept of mobility by leveraging advances in infrastructure technology to remove any remaining barriers for end users. It’s less about an individual employee who can access company systems from any remote location and more about delivering everything an individual employee needs to be productive—regardless of location, device, or app.
Visit VMware’s EUC blog to learn more about digital transformation and how your company can unlock increased productivity and flexibility through digital workspace technologies.