Businesses adopting digital workspace gaining new revenue, VMware survey
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, reveals that over half of EMEA businesses 51% that have successfully executed digital workspace initiatives saw improvements in their ability to more rapidly bring new revenue streams online.
The global VMware State of the Digital Workspace Report, which surveyed 1,200 business and IT decision makers, practitioners and influencers, revealed that 57% of those who have transformed their digital workspaces saw improvements in mobile workforce effectiveness, 54% in user satisfaction with IT, 47% in security of devices, desktops and applications.
Almost half 49% of IT and business decision makers in EMEA saw improvements in total management costs after successfully executing on digital workspace efforts, driving faster release of applications 34%, increased security of desktops and mobility devices 29%, and increased end-user effectiveness 28%.
“As we enter 2017, the industry is moving into the next phase of enterprise mobility where businesses have to deliver access to applications and resources of all types to end-users, customers and partners using any connected device,” said Ian Evans, Vice President, End-User Computing EMEA, VMware.
While EMEA digital workspace adoption can be held back by security concerns, budget issues, and skills, many say digital workspaces can help address compliance and security.
Julien Zamora, Head of Marketing and Sales, Essilor France, commented, “Our team can now spend less time at the office since they have the tools to work on-the-go. This remote access has increased employee productivity and also positions us as innovative market leaders to our clients.”
Kai Löebig, Head of Workplace Infrastructure Management Services, Deutsche Bahn AG, said: “Using the mobility solutions we could reduce our operational costs per application by 75%. For us and our customers this provides a huge cost saving – we also greatly reduce user incidents, from 2100/months to 210/months which is 10 times better than before. This allows the IT teams to reduce the support time and focus more on innovation.”
Helping to drive digital transformation across EMEA, VMware has introduced updates to the industry-leading VMware Horizon portfolio of virtual desktops and applications, including the debut of the VMware Horizon Cloud with IBM, VMware Horizon Apps, and updates to VMware Horizon 7.
These innovations are designed to drive down the cost and complexity of delivering and managing virtual applications and desktops, enabling an affordable way to deliver Windows as part of a modern digital workspace with a great user experience.
Soren Reinerstsen, IT architect, Siemens Windpower, said: “With VMware Horizon View, we are enabling our diversely located end users to remotely access business-critical 3D applications. This enables us to create a flexible and productive work environment for our employees regardless of their location, while also maintaining the safety and security of our data in Denmark.”
The VMware 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report was performed in July 2016, and is a study that examines digital workspace adoption among global organisations across industries. Data represents a survey of 1,263 business decision makers BDMs and IT influencers to examine the worldwide progress in transitioning from the client-server era to the mobile-cloud era.