While our customers are in the midst of a workforce transformation journey, we’ve been on our own voyage, in a bid to find ways to help them.
Organisations are going through digital transformation – both in their IT, but also in their workforce. The modern workforce requires the technology and processes in place to ensure they can work in any way, in any place and at any time they choose. But they also want to be able to do this in a way which doesn’t add a layer of complexity, or proves to be costly.
This is why, as part of our journey, we’re teaming up with Dell EMC to enhance VMware End-User Computing solutions. We’ll be able to help customers realise the benefits of workplace transformation through mobile, desktop and cloud technologies. Together, we’ll be in a position to help businesses that are sick and tired of managing multiple vendor contracts, service level agreements and solution management consoles, all of which drive up the total cost of ownership (TCO).
So, what exactly are we doing?
Firstly, we’re integrating VMware AirWatch with Dell Client Command Suite. This will help IT administrators to proactively manage Dell commercial PCs directly with AirWatch – giving them the ability to query and retrieve critical system attributes, configure basic input/output systems (BIOS) settings, and take remediation actions from the same AirWatch console that is used to manage all Windows OS policies, apps and endpoints across an organisation.
Secondly, we wanted to provide an inexpensive, clear and easy way to implement client virtualization solutions. So, we’re using VMware Horizon to power Dell EMC VDI Complete, an end-to-end desktop and application virtualization solution. Why? So that organizations can benefit from a single, ready-to-deploy solution with all the components necessary to provision virtual desktops and applications in half of the time it would take to deploy individual solutions.
In both cases, we wanted to reduce costs; for the former we’re doing so by reducing the total cost of managing PCs, and for the latter, we’re reducing the cost of implementing VDI software. But it’s not just about costs – we’re keen to break down the barriers of managing client software and hardware, and in doing so, help organisations in their workforce transformation journeys.