A digital workspace is an integrated technology framework designed to deliver and manage app, data, and desktop delivery. It allows employees to access their apps and data real-time – on any device, from any location regardless of whether the information is stored through cloud services or in the data center. For a digital workspace solution to be successful, it must provide a unified, contextual, and secure experience for IT and end users.
A unified, secure, and intelligent digital workspace includes:
- App and desktop virtualization
- File sharing and content collaboration
- Unified endpoint management of all mobile devices
- Secure access to SaaS apps/secure browsing
- Single sign-on (SSO)
- Guided and automated workflows via machine learning
- A better employee experience
Research suggests that the more engaged employees are in their work, the more likely they are to be productive, self-starting, and innovative1. But endless stacks of apps, systems, and sign-ins across mobile devices like laptops and smartphones are burying employees in a mountain of distractions and wasted time. In fact, employees spend the equivalent of a full workday each week searching systems, entering passwords, and hunting down information2. It’s no wonder that 85% of workers feel disengaged1.
A digital workspace solution can help you transform the employee experience by enabling a simpler and more flexible workstyle that attracts and retains the kind of talent you need to move the business forward.
- Enhanced security and data breach protection
Both business and IT leaders alike want to allow employees to access what they need from anywhere work needs to get done, whether that’s on the road, at a client site, or at home. But with employees conducting as much as 60% of their work away from desks, the potential for compromised accounts is everywhere.3That’s one reason why a digital workspace offers single sign-on (SSO) to every app and file, from any device. Fewer passwords means less risk to the business — and fewer calls to the IT help desk.
A digital workspace also improves security by giving IT a complete view into network traffic, users, files, and endpoints, making it easier than ever to stay ahead of both internal and external threats. Machine learning and artificial intelligence built into the digital workspace protect company data from hacks, malware, and end-user mistakes — long before they happen. And you can decide who gets access to what based on job role, location, device, or activity.
- Flexibility to choose any technology your organization needs
A digital workspace makes it easy for organizations to embrace new technologies and the cloud without worrying about security or a compromised user experience. A digital workspace offers one place for people to access any app, whether SaaS, web, mobile or virtual. And IT can manage it all in one unified console on the back end. Advanced security controls for SaaS and web apps mean IT can let people use the apps they know and love but in a controlled environment.