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Building a roadmap for success – the End-user Computing Development Model

For me, end-user computing in today’s workplace promises more flexibility, productivity, stronger staff morale, and cost savings. But it’s no longer about managing just laptops and desktops. You need to support user access to services, applications, and data on any device and at any time.

At Dimension Data, we call this ‘workspaces for tomorrow’ – an idea that stresses the importance of work-life balance. We see productivity and technology as working hand in hand, and as we move further towards the era of digital business, we need to mobilise our people in order to retain the best talent, increase sales, and maintain and this work-life balance.

What you have to ask yourself is, are your workers ready to embrace this new way of working, one which shifts from desktop computing to user-centric computing, and allows them to access to applications and data from any location and on any device? We believe todays workers – millennials – are more than ready for this. They are waiting for it. And it’s up to us to enable this.

If you’re ready to start your journey towards workspaces for tomorrow we can help you plan and implement more user-centric computing in your organisation. The first stage is to truly understand your users; how, and where they work, and the tools and devices they use. This enables you to map your strategy against actual business and user requirements, increasing speed of ROI and reducing adoption risks. It’s also a platform to build out your licensing, platform, communication and device strategy. A user persona map really is at the heart of everything that touches the user.

Figure 1: Mapping user persona's involves taking the way they work and mapping to current and future capability and requirements

Figure 1: Mapping user persona’s involves taking the way they work and mapping to current and future capability and requirements

In one consulting offer, we bring together our extensive experience in enterprise mobility, and in system implantation for the support and management of next-generation desktops and laptops as part of your orgnisations end user computing transformation.

If you don’t know whether you’re ready or not, you can take a five-minute survey which assesses your readiness to integrate workspaces for tomorrow. Start here.

David Nicholls

Regional Lead, Enterprise Mobility, Dimension Data