As with many other companies, the last few weeks were hectic. We had to adapt to the new ‘homework situation’ and at the same time we had to keep up with our business. We probably don’t have to tell anyone, but of course the corona crisis caused a huge increase in demand for digital workplaces.
No sooner said than done. We’ve helped a lot of companies over the past few weeks so that their employees can now work from home carefree. But what is actually required to implement a digital workplace?
More than you might think at first glance, it takes more than a working computer and a stable WiFi connection!
In order to be able to meet the increased demand, we asked ourselves how we could help our customers as quickly and effectively as possible. Of course, we want to implement a good, digital workplace without compromising the user-friendliness and safety standards they have to meet.
We created the flow below, which still works well for us until today.
Our starting point is of course the current situation of your company. Are company laptops already available for your employees or do they use their own private laptops? This will determine the further steps we will take during implementation.
Traject 1: Company-owned device
Your company already provides all employees with company-owned devices. We help you to increase the Security policy so that all employees have access to all necessary work files and applications in an efficient and secure way.
Think for example of remote secure access, MFA or Privileged Access for external suppliers.
Traject 2: Bring-your-own device
Your company has a bring-your-own device policy which makes it more difficult for us as an external party to manage all the different devices. To solve this problem we use Workspace ONE from VMware.
Workspace ONE, what is it:
Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform. It delivers and manages every possible application on every device through the integration of access control, application management and endpoint management on multiple platforms.
This makes it easy for the end user (your employees) because all the needed applications are collected at one point in the form of a ‘portal’. As a result, only one login is required and therefore the security increases.
On top of that, as a company, you maintain control over which applications are accessible and what is possible. A win-win situation.
Workspace ONE, which steps do we take during the implementation:
- Together with you we make an overview of all the applications and filesyour employees need to do their jobs remotely.
- We determine the platformand then calculate how much performance and capacity we need and where we are going to source it from.
- Once the 2 steps above have been completed and the image is ready in the platform, we can start testing. We always do this with the most critical and objective users.
- Once the test users are convinced, theimplementation for all the other users can start!
Are you planning to implement a digital workspace at your company? Get in touch, we’re happy to guide you through all the possibilities in order to find the remote workplace which fits your business needs perfectly! Because one thing’s for sure, working remotely will become the new normal.