"The growing practice of introducing new technologies into consumer markets prior to industrial markets will be the most significant trend affecting information technology during the next 10 years." Gartner
Ever since the CEO and CFO started sending iMessages to each other on their iPhones and showing up at board meetings with iPads in their briefcases instead of laptops, the IT department’s hold on corporate technology and corporate data started to slip.
What’s new about this particular trend is that the technology is showing up first and foremost in consumer markets and then being taken into the corporate environment, often to the significant alarm of the IT department who are used to deploying the devices officially tested and approved by the organisation.
- 41% of the devices used by information workers to access business applications are ones they own themselves, including home PCs, smart-phones and tablets (IDC)
- 93% of organisations will have implemented workshifting policies by 2013, up from 37% in 2011 (Citrix)
- 91% of organisations are planning to implement desktop virtualisation by the end of 2013 (Citrix)
- From 2010 to 2015 mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 92 (Cisco).
Logicalis offers a new virtual workspace model that enables Bring Your Own Device policies and delivers a more flexible way of working. Our approach integrates desktop virtualisation, voice and video over VDI and mobile device management to provide a complete solution – delivered via a traditional on-premise, managed or hosted (cloud) model.
The Logicalis Virtual Workspace incorporates both the technology and policy aspects of implementing BYOD or enterprise mobility in a modular approach:
- VDI Foundation package – Citrix virtual desktop computing and AppSense user virtualisation delivered on a FlexPod infrastructure
- BYOD package – technologies to manage end-points and security, HR and compliance consulting
- Network Optimisation – application acceleration to deliver LAN-like performance to any device
- Collaboration – delivers voice and video using Cisco VXI technology to VDI end-points