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Meld EUC and Mobile Strengths to Forge the Unified Workspace Architect Role

Published: 16 June 2016

ID: G00303300

Analyst(s): Andrew Garver


As traditional end-user computing and mobile IT areas converge into the unified workspace, organizations need to forge a unified workspace architect role focused on this new paradigm. Here, we define this new role, examine why it is critical and describe the skills needed to successfully fill it.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is a Unified Workspace Architect?
  • Why Do Organizations Need a Unified Workspace Architect?
    • Unified Workspaces Require an Architect to Span All EUC Paradigms
    • Enterprise IT Staffing Trends Are Not Well-Aligned to the Unified Workspace
  • What Technical and Nontechnical Skills Does a Unified Workspace Architect Need?
  • How Does the Unified Workspace Architect Relate to Other Architecture Roles?
  • What Activities Can the Unified Workspace Architect Perform?
  • Where Does the Unified Workspace Architect Fit in the Organization?
  • Where Will Unified Workspace Architects Come From in the Organization?


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