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.


  • 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.


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