Tackling the Mobile Workspace Challenge

Create: 12/15/2017 - 17:46

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The number of connected devices in the average workplace continues to skyrocket, as the list of devices now includes IoT sensors, smart phones, watches, tablet computers, laptops and even desktop personal computers. The increase in mobile device usage in conjunction with the increase in cloud-based storage, application and security, has pushed many mid-market businesses to pursue subscription-based mobile workspaces.

This means that solution providers need to be ready to offer managed services to customers in every industry. The global IoT managed services market is expected to reach $84.12 billion by the end of 2022 with 24.48 percent CAGR during forecast period 2016-2022, according to Market Research Future.

Moving to a Cloud-based Workspace

One solution provider diving into managed services is MTM Technologies of Stamford, CT.  Founded in 1986, MTM has become a strategic partner for organizations of all sizes, with a diverse client list that includes John Deere, Kaiser Permanente, Kraft foods and US Bank. MTM partnered with thin client and endpoint management software maker IGEL Technology, based in Bremen, Germany, to develop AnywhereApp, a customizable, cloud-based workspace solution.

AnywhereApp

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Designed for a mobile workforce, AnywhereApp is targeted at enterprise and mid-market companies looking for a cloud-enabled digital workspace. By using IGEL Technology, the product has the capability to manage thousands of remote endpoints.    

“The AnywhereApp has its DNA in what we have been doing at MTM for the past 15 years,” says Bill Kleyman, CTO, MTM Technologies, in a recent statement. “It’s not just a cloud workspace. It allows the digital workspace to be defined by the customer.”

Workspace-as-a-Service

With a customizable architecture and end-to-end management, AnywhereApp offers secure access to desktops, applications and data from any device and on any infrastructure. The subscription cost model accelerates cloud migration, encouraging mobile workforce productivity in a scalable environment. It is a fully supported workspace-as-a-service infrastructure, designed to fit a company’s digital strategy and goals, ranging from cloud adoption and mobile security to meeting the needs of the modern workforce.

The approach to the development of AnywhereApp is described by Jed Ayres, president and CEO, IGEL North America. “Today’s digital workforce demands mobility, with users expecting their endpoints and devices to deliver performance and data access, no matter where they are working. Top priorities for the digital workforce include security and efficiency, along with enhanced user experience and productivity.”

With AnywhereApp, users can move to the cloud using any platform configuration, allowing the business to take advantage of existing technology assets. AnywhereApp delivers applications on any device—laptop, desktop, thin client, tablet or mobile phone. Users get an IGEL powered one-click access to virtual applications and data centrally stored on custom infrastructure.

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About Author

Patricia Schnaidt
Patricia Schnaidt is an expert business technology writer. She has held top publishing and editorial positions at InternetWeek, Network Computing, Windows Magazine and LAN Magazine. Schnaidt has written countless articles, lectured extensively, and authored "Enterprise-wide Networking" (Prentice-Hall). She holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Columbia College, Columbia University.

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