Gartner Research

Embrace Unified Workspaces to Deliver on Your Digital Workplace Vision

Published: 07 October 2016

ID: G00314808

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Bryan Taylor

Summary

Rapid growth in the number and types of mobile enterprise-owned and BYO endpoints is compelling infrastructure and operations leaders in charge of mobile and endpoint strategies to transition to an employee-centric contextual service model known as unified workspaces.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The number of employees working from multiple and remote locations will increase by a total of six percentage points over the next three years, forcing end-user computing (EUC) leaders to reassess their mobile and endpoint strategies
  • "Enterprise-supplied, no choice" managed devices will decrease in favor of a mix of enterprise-managed CYO and personally managed BYO devices, forcing EUC leaders to focus on endpoint-neutral content delivery mechanisms
  • Configuring, updating or replacing existing applications for use across device and platform types behoove EUC leaders to create an architecture that enables interoperability

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