Why Read This
This report outlines the tools and technology of Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' workforce computing challenges. Forrester's research into workforce computing trends sheds light on the difficulty of serving employees across your business. Their needs are shifting — they're increasingly using a variety of apps and services outside the corporate network but must also regularly access legacy applications and core services inside the firewall. The corporate personal computing environment is now a mix of legacy Windows, client/server, cloud-hosted, and native apps, and a wider array of devices and operating systems, which is not well suited to this evolving, mobile workforce. A growing mosaic of technologies we call digital workspace delivery systems is evolving to offer optimal user experiences for Microsoft Windows-based desktops and applications across devices, locations, and work styles, which help employees work more effectively. However, without a way to organize the technologies into logical groups, it's difficult to understand the technologies or assess their fit for your workforce's needs. In this research, we categorize the technologies and explain how they work and what they're appropriate for.
Tags: Application Management, Application Virtualization, Client Security & Management, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Collaboration, Enterprise Mobile Devices, Enterprise Mobility, File Sync & Share, Information Management, Infrastructure Architectures, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Mobile Device Management, Packaged Solutions, Remote Work & Telecommuting, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)