The study highlights that success lies in the effective implementation of a digital workplace strategy capable of driving true cultural change that accelerates business
Workspace is no longer seen as a physical environment as the disruptive impact of digital transformation spreads across organizations and industries, according to a latest IDC study. As per the study, entitled “Workspace Transformation: The Key to Tomorrow’s Digital Enterprise,” success lies in the effective implementation of a digital workplace strategy capable of driving true cultural change that accelerates business.
The detailed IDC study outlined current enterprise trends along with appropriate use cases to support informed decision making about market offerings. It also assessed a real-world solution – Dimension Data’s Workspaces for Tomorrow on Microsoft Office 365 – which aims to address enterprise needs for a reliable, mobile, flexible, secure, and cost-effective solution.
“Can business leaders, CIOs, and IT leaders today claim to have enabled truly digital workspaces – where employees and the overall ecosystem can share knowledge and forge more productive business relationships beyond natural work groups? The answer more often than not will be "No." Should they be worried? The answer is a resounding "Yes." The Digital Workspace is no longer an option – it is an imperative,” said Arjun Vishwanathan, Associate Director – Emerging Technologies, IDC India.
According to Vishwanathan, smarter workspaces don’t just create happier employees – they also help in creating newer and authentic relationships with customers and the ecosystem as a whole. “Although newer technologies and increased training are the standard go-to models, it is becoming clear that perhaps the most effective strategy is in creating an enhanced and adaptive workspace through improving the workspace itself,” Vishwanathan comments.
The report notes that Dimension Data is uniquely poised to enable solutions around this with its End-user Computing Development Model (EUCDM), which allows organisations to identify not only the current state, but also define the future road map and requirements. As well as assessing the way employees meet, work, and collaborate, the Dimension Data solution also offers the implementation and management of user-aligned technologies via planning, deployment, integration, and managed services.
A critical part of the picture is the global partnership between Dimension Data and Microsoft; which aims to drive value for organisations. As a key alliance partner to Microsoft, Dimension Data brings enhanced access to early adopter programs, technical support, and Microsoft’s future direction.
The study indicates that digital transformation efforts are going to continue to dramatically change the workspace landscape – particularly at the edge. An explosion of new device types and applications are being fueled by trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), and cognitive computing.
“The ability of our Workspaces for Tomorrow solution to support a variety of services, including advisory and management and to be an all-around partner in progress is symbolized by the tangible business value on offer. That includes cost savings, business and operational efficiencies, security, and enhanced user experience and satisfaction,” said Kiran Bhagwanani, CEO, Dimension Data India.
“When viewed from the perspective of an organisation that is traversing its own DX journey, these attributes have the potential to deliver seamless transformation and outcomes that are predictable, and place the enterprise on a forward- looking growth trajectory,” said Bhagwanani.