Tech at Work: The Rise of the Anywhere Worker

We’ve traded in the traditional cubicles and desktops for virtual meetings and mobile devices.

Today, the center of work is shifting to the cloud. But as an organization, managing the growing proliferation of apps scattered across clouds and data centers is unwieldy, increases your security risks and puts a strain on productivity.

However, that’s nothing compared to the constant struggle of managing changing user expectations.

To deliver the seamless experience your employees expect today and every day, IT must develop an evolved approach that allows for not only robust visibility, but also better control of networks, services and diverse apps and devices.

Unfortunately, as many IT teams have already realized, your traditional workspaces are working against you. Apps and data are spread across various data centers and clouds. SaaS apps are increasing in popularity. And, the broad spectrum of devices that employees are using daily just continues to grow. That’s causing many employees to resent—or even avoid—those approved workspaces that IT has built over time and are trusted to be secure.

The reasons why are straightforward. Here’s a few:

  • Too many user credentials – With multiple applications come multiple sign-in credentials, interrupted workflows and stifled productivity. With so many user names and passwords to remember, bad password habits proliferate and employees get frustrated.
  • Inconsistent user experiences – Cloud applications are often optimized for different browsers, devices or operating systems, leaving employees with disparate user experiences. And with little to no oversight capabilities, IT teams can’t solve for a variety of issues.
  • Fragmented workflows – With employees managing multiple processes in different applications, workflows are fragmented and processes are often redundant. For example, Finance might use one application for expenses and another for reimbursements—but without a process and workflow to keep the two in sync.
  • App and data limitations – When employees are limited to apps native to their device, (whether mobile, Windows or SaaS) they lack the flexibility to work how, when and where they need to work. The same is true of data—employees can’t be productive when they’re unable to access, edit, sync and share files across devices and apps.

The question is: What is IT supposed to do? Consider a secure, digital workspace where you can manage everything in your environment—endpoints, apps, identities, analytics, infrastructure and more. It can greatly simplify the IT complexities you deal with daily while also enabling you to:

  • Deliver the apps and data people need to be productive
  • Improve performance with unified analytics
  • Unify access to apps across hybrid environments

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