IT Focus Area: infrastructure operations
April 10, 2019
Providing a Secure Digital Workspace
A secure digital workspace is a powerful tool that can empower productivity and improve your employee experience. Providing a secure digital workspace will enable your workforce to contribute to business goals from any place, at any time. Whether you're transitioning employees for the first time or trying to improve your current setup, here are key elements and challenges you should focus on.
3 Key Elements of Digital Workspace Adoption
- Employee experience: It’s imperative to provide your employees with a great user experience to prevent frustration and slower productivity. You can encourage employee engagement by selecting a digital workspace solution that allows for seamless collaboration, enables finding and sharing information, and provides access to all required business applications.
- IT and business capability: Business needs must also be prioritized. Having a digital workspace solution that enables end-user computing, mobility management, and all networking requirements is the key to success.
- Security and access: All users want easy access to applications, endpoints, data, networks and more. It’s important to have a solution that allows for this type of access while ensuring that all confidential information, data, etc. is kept secure through multiple security means.
2 Key Challenges of Digital Workspace Adoption
Challenge 1: Adopt Cloud
Cloud-based solutions allow flexible access from anywhere, making the cloud a key element of any digital workspace strategy. So, preparing for remote work may also require preparing for the cloud, which can be overwhelming for some organizations. But don't stress: you do not have to move everything to the cloud all at once. Cloud adoption to enable a remote workforce doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach; organizations can move directly to the cloud, or they can start by taking a hybrid approach. Work with a vendor to find a unified solution that will let you easily manage adoption and that will adapt as your needs and priorities change.
Challenge 2: Secure Everything
Virtual apps and desktops play a major role in securing data in an increasingly mobile workspace. Because applications, desktops, and any other important data are safely housed in the data center or cloud, sensitive information does not actually live on any device. Yet users can access and manipulate them as needed from their devices. A digital workspace solution also provides centralized management for access, security, patches, updates and data, and it does it all more easily than juggling multiple management points.
The Benefits of a Digital Workspace
There may be hurdles to jump at the outset, but the benefits of a digital workspace are clear:
- Unified user experiences across multiple devices
- Unified administrative experience
- A secure digital workspace
- Aggregation of all apps and data across various applications, both on-premises and in the cloud
- Access anywhere, at any time, on any device
Take this into consideration as you continue to build a remote workforce strategy.