Hybrid work is here to stay. 64% of executives are convinced that flexible work options motivate employees, and more than 70% of employees are working from home at least 2–3 days per week.1 But hybrid work environments create a unique set of challenges for organizations. As employees use more devices, access more applications, and work from more locations, IT teams are scrambling to support them. Some organizations try to get by on legacy technologies and point solutions. However, traditional IT environments and management solutions are not designed to support a distributed workforce. Using traditional tools can lead to operational complexity, fragmented security, and poor user experiences.
Prowess Consulting evaluated VMware® Anywhere Workspace running on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers as a potential solution for managing hybrid work environments. Anywhere Workspace integrates modern tools into a single platform to deliver IT services like onboarding employees, managing remote devices and virtual desktops, and monitoring for security threats. After reviewing components including VMware Workspace ONE®, VMware® Secure Access Server Edge (SASE), and VMware® Carbon Black, we determined that organizations that deploy the Anywhere Workspace platform can enhance user experiences and achieve consistent, secure performance across locations and devices for hybrid workers. For employers embracing hybrid work environments for their employees, this solution could be a significant win.