Amazon Workspaces Delivery Compelling Usage Scenarios

I use Amazon Workspaces on my iPad Mini and have been impressed with its usability. While I admit that it is not my primary workspace, it works great for when I am using my iPad and need to get something done in a Windows environment. If I could use a mouse with the workspace like you can with Citrix Receiver, then I would significantly increase my usage of the environment.

Topics: Amazon Workspaces workspace

Supporting Enterprise Mobility: An End-user’s View into the Workspace

From a user’s perspective, a workspace is a window into an environment that includes all the necessary tools and information for performing her job. In some sense, this is akin to the consumer view of an app store, but there is more to the story in a business setting. We covered the details of Supporting Enterprise Mobility: How to Create a Workspace in a previous blog and discussed the options IT has to create Supporting Enterprise Mobility: Cloud Assembled Workspaces. Let’s cover two of the key ingredients that a user should expect:

Topics: End-User Computing workspace

Supporting Enterprise Mobility: How IT Vendors Are Helping Create Workspaces

In my recently posted blog, Supporting Enterprise Mobility: Cloud Assembled Workspaces, I touched upon how IT vendors are taking the ingredients that include multiple delivery models, identity and access management controls, device management, and granular persona management to create policies and assemble workspaces for end-users. The idea can be compared to how we interact with our TVs today via smart TVs (or TV add-ons like Roke and Apple TV). They have become the media center in our homes and while there may be different services from many different sources (legacy broadcast and modern web-based) that we can subscribe to, the basic idea is that you connect to WiFi and immediately start browsing TV shows, movies, pictures, the weather, YouTube etc. Once this connection has been made, the service provider can add new features and services without the consumer being directly aware of the new capabilities, but if we want them, they are at our fingertips. And while the TV may be the main consumption device, the same applications and services are available via phone, tablet, or PC/Mac/Laptop.

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Supporting Enterprise Mobility: How to Create a Workspace

In my previous blog, What’s a Workspace?, I helped put some structure around workspaces and highlighted the key attributes. Now that we have a better understanding of what goes into a workspace and provisioning based on identity, we turn our focus to creating a workspace.

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Workspaces and Identity Management

Elaborating on a point from a recently published blog, What’s a Workspace?

We like to think of this as a transformation from personal computing (PC), where a user was typically associated with a device, to PCS (productivity, communication, and security), where users are associated with a workspace that can be accessed from a variety of devices and locations.

The user should be at the nucleolus of a mobility strategy. In the past, we have really managed everything from a device perspective, but with the onslaught of businesses embracing mobility to enhance their employee productivity, the swing toward putting the user at the center of the workspace is upon us.

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What’s a Workspace?

We are all aware of the PC era when desktop computing made massive waves inside businesses and truly transformed the way employees worked. Today, we are headed into a very similar situation with mobility as it relates to new devices, new roles, and an interesting balance between corporate and personal computing. The days of being tethered to a desktop or laptop are rapidly changing. Heightened awareness concerning security, the many threat vectors being injected into every instantiation of the corporate computing environment, and the opportunities to unleash the potential inside smartphones and tablets are fascinating subjects.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility workspace