How workspace as a service helps CIOs sleep at night

By: Herb Hernandez

Given we’re squarely in the as-a-service era, it was only a matter of time before workspace-as-a-service would come of age.

With all the changes in the workplace—from the broader generational shifts to the more specific trends toward unified endpoint management—some organizations are employing a workspace-as-a-service model.

 

Rather than:

  • purchase and provision new equipment,
  • maintain assets,
  • update software,
  • staff a support desk, and
  • manage security and privacy.

Workspace-as-a-service means companies can

  • provide their employees with the business applications and data they need,
  • on the device that makes the most sense,
  • while minimizing capital outlays.

“We see the new model of computing as being very experience-centric,” says Carol Zichi, strategy and portfolio executive for IBM Digital Workplace Services.

Report gives more detail

A recent Forbes Insights report makes a case for how workspace-as-a-service can ease CIOs’ efforts to provide employees the anytime, anywhere access they expect.

Workspace-as-a-service:

  • Reduces cost structure
  • Gives employees a choice of devices
  • Manages security
  • Keeps applications up to date
  • Provides training and support

Consider the report for your weekend reading list. Visit the IBM Digital Workplace Services page for more information and expert advice.

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About The Author

Herb Hernandez

Global Product Marketing Leader, IBM Digital Workplace Services

Herb Hernandez is a marketing professional with over 25 years of experience across both services and hardware. In his current role, Herb leads a global marketing team supporting IBM Digital Workplace Services business. Herb has a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Northwestern University and an MBA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from the University... Read more