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Sumit Dhawan Discusses the Digital Workspace Impact

Everyone’s talking about VMware’s big digital workspace announcement, the cutting-edge technological advancements alongside it and the impact the digital workspace will have on end-user computing.

Sumit Dhawan, VMware’s senior vice president and general manager of end-user computing desktop products, expounds on what the digital workspace is and what it means for both end users and enterprises in this new video.

Watch “Impact: Discussing the Digital Workspace.”

Introducing the Digital Workspace

Mobility has been and will continue to be a key enabler for businesses to rapidly adopt new models. That hasn’t changed. What has changed is the speed at which businesses need to get apps in the hands of users, seamlessly and across devices.

Now that mobile technology has been adopted, the next big shift in mobility is spreading mobile throughout an entire portfolio of devices, as well as through The Cloud. That’s why Sumit predicts “in 2016 mobile will emerge as the new digital workspace, a single platform that enables every user to be able to access all their applications.”

The desktop is no longer the defining model for end-user computing. In the mobile-cloud era, the digital workspace defines how users get work done.

 [Related: How the Digital Workspace Changes the Way Work Gets Done]

Consumer-Simple, Enterprise-Secure

The convergence of consumer simplicity and enterprise security is a central pillar to the digital workspace. Inspired by advances in consumer technologies, the digital workspace delivers a better user experience and simplified management, while preserving the security required for business-critical applications.

What this means is IT has more control and is better able to deliver the consistent experience users want across devices and applications. And, the digital workspace enables IT to securely deliver anywhere-anytime access on any application on any device—from desktops to smartphones and tablets.

Consumer Simplicity Enterprise Security

[Related: Embracing Consumerization for the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE]

Enabling and Embracing Change

The digital workspace will have a major impact on businesses amidst economic turbulence and rapid market changes. As businesses identify new areas of growth, discover new opportunities and pursue consolidations, these changes impact the workforce, which in turn, impacts end-user computing. “This is when businesses find new opportunities, and this is when end-user computing has the most impact,” said Sumit.

During such unpredictable and erratic times, technology will always play a key role in enabling change and embracing new opportunities. Companies that lead with change—that redefine the digital workspace, that embrace The Cloud, that deliver consumer-simple user experiences, that adapt agility—will lead the way in digital disruption and market innovation.

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. —Charles Darwin

[Related: Welcome, 2016 – The Year of Disruption, Digitization & Demand for End-User Computing]