Dell has unveiled some ground-breaking innovations this year in terms of enterprise storage solutions, data protection, and consumer electronics. The company made it clear in its announcements at the Dell Technologies World 2019 that it is aiming to revamp the existing IT work-environment. At the event, the company also announced Unified Workspace to offer an easy device lifecycle management for companies. This solution offers various advantages to organizations of all sizes irrespective of the type of business they are.
For the growing industry
With the advancements in technology, we are witnessing an exponential increase in the number of devices being used in workplaces. There has been an onslaught of devices such as smartphones, computers, servers, networking peripherals, tablets, and more. Although the increase of these devices is meant to incorporate growing corporate needs, they also raise serious issues in terms of control and management.
Companies have been spending huge capital and a lot of time trying to manage multiple devices, vendors, services, security, and other aspects. Moreover, thanks to the ever-changing needs and requirements from end users, employees, as well as the companies, are forced to work on multiple apps and devices. This often leads to confusion or limiting the use of available resources. As a result, with the growing devices and end-user computing, the productivity of organizations is negatively impacted.
Unified Workspace is Dell Technologies’ integrated solution for devices and end-user computing. The company says that Unified Workspace can dramatically improve the work process for organizations from selecting the devices to deploying, managing, and securing them. Dell Technologies believes that Unified Workspace can be an easy solution for organizations to overcome the complexity and hardship involved in multiple device lifecycle management. Although the solution simplifies the task of device management for organizations, it still gives companies complete control and management over their devices and services.
The company says that Unified Workspace spans the entire Dell portfolio of devices and services. It also integrates VMware Workspace ONE device management as well as SecureWorks. Unified Workspace offers a single solution for the organizations to easily select, install, deploy, secure, manage, control, and support devices such as PCs, mobiles, tablets, and more from the cloud.
Behind the scenes
VMware’s Workspace ONE serves as the backbone of Dell’s Unified Workspace. After deploying Unified Workspace, it can handle endpoint management within the organization’s perimeter. It can also provide an easy means for administrators to manage the devices from the cloud.
Unified Workspace acquires most of its features from Workspace ONE. Cloud policy management, enhanced application performance and delivery, device status and health monitoring, device automatic patching, and diagnostics are some of the key features offered.
Unified Workspace also enables businesses to leverage enhanced device selection. It taps data related to device usage and employee behavior with respect to the devices in the organization. It then accumulates and analyzes the data gathered based on a few criteria such as the usage times, battery consumption, storage and performance utilization, device mobility factors, and more to recommend the ideal devices for the organizations. Unified Workspace can also get these devices set up with the necessary configurations and applications. This saves a considerable amount of time for the organization’s IT department while ensuring a much better and more efficient choice of devices.
Unified Workspace security
Dell has implemented an all-new security mechanism in Unified Workspace in the form of SafeBIOS. SafeBIOS is the company’s proprietary BIOS protection that includes several advanced security measures. In BIOS, all information is stored in the hardware, making it susceptible to damages or corruption. SafeBIOS, on the other hand, comes with an off-host BIOS verification capability. According to Dell, the security operations in Unified Workspace can proactively detect attacks against their BIOS using their CrowdStrike console. It can also access the best possible insights on the attacks with SecureWorks.
It comes integrated with the VMware Workspace ONE as well as the CrowdStrike endpoint protection. This also allows the IT to push over-the-air updates to all the devices connected under Unified Workspace. Unified Workspace also comes with a built-in threat management solution via the company’s very own SafeGuard and Response. This enables the solution to have an easy to manage security and incident controls.
Considering the features and the wide-span of integrations it offers, Unified Workspace is one of the best available options for device management. This solution from Dell allows admins and the IT team to manage the entire PC lifecycle with PC-as-a-service (PCaaS) and focuses on improving workforce experiences.
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