VMware expands platform for modern management in the digital workspace

VMware has unveiled the latest innovations to its intelligence-driven digital workspace platform, Workspace ONE, at its annual VMworld conference in Las Vegas.

The new features aim to accelerate how workspace services can be secured, delivered and consumed in the modern workforce.

VMware says organisations can now take advantage of solutions that accelerate the adoption of modern management as they fully transition to Windows 10 and embrace Mac, iOS, Android, and Chromebooks.

Through updates to the platform, businesses will be able to provide improved employee experiences with a new Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub app and benefit from new integrations in the platform that extend the value of modern management to virtual endpoints, says VMware.

“As CIOs and IT leaders implement business transformation, they must address a variety of management challenges head-on given the influx of multiple device platforms, ever-increasing security risks and mission-critical applications that are key to enabling today’s employees,” says Noah Wasmer, senior vice president and general manager, end-user computing at VMware.

“Built on a foundation of modern management and bolstered by our expansive ecosystem of capabilities, Workspace ONE is empowering IT organisations with the ability to provide a highly-automated, on-demand workspace platform that delivers valuable insights, greater employee experiences, dramatic cost savings, and increased security," says Wasmer, in a statement.

VMware says modern management is foundational to the digital workspace as companies transition from traditional management approaches, older operating systems and legacy applications.

VMware says it is working with a broad ecosystem of partners and enabling key advancements in automation that allow IT organisations to manage and secure workspace services on-demand.

It says Workspace ONE Intelligence, a cloud-based service delivering data-driven insights and automation across the entire digital workspace, is now enabling new capabilities to accelerate this transition.

Predictive Windows 10 OS patching based on OS and app readiness assessments and CVE vulnerability scores ensures devices are proactively maintained and remediated, says VMware.

VMware says it is collaborating with Dell to provide customers with access to “ready to work” solutions through Dell Provisioning for Workspace ONE.

Through this, employees will have access to pre-installed Win32 applications on Dell PCs that can be immediately used upon enrollment and instantly recovered if needed.

“Modern management is appealing to businesses on several fronts as IT leaders break through traditional silos and transition to consolidate mobile and PC groups to adopt a holistic platform of capabilities that fit business needs,” says Phil Hochmuth, program director, enterprise mobility at IDC.

“VMware has been aggressive in its push of a feature set that supports the broadest set of enterprise use cases, from intelligence to automation, for organisations transitioning to digital workspace solutions and unified endpoint management.”

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