Today's computing world is more intricate and complex than ever. Technological advances like cloud computing, remote application infrastructures and VPN connections make it possible for employees to be plugged in all the time. And, this is why workspace management is so necessary.

But, it can be at odds with security. How/why?

Following is a typical scenario: you have a salesman giving a presentation to a potential client at their headquarters. In reviewing his notes for the presentation, he realizes that he forgot some key, last minute graphics. He doesn’t panic though because he realizes that he saved them the previous evening. So he logs on from a system at the prospective client’s office, downloads what he needs and proceeds.

Thankfully, businesses operate in a time where something as simple as a forgotten file doesn’t bring commerce to a grinding halt. And as technology has changed, so have user needs and behaviors.

An employee can access data and applications in a variety of ways – from their laptop, from their home PC, from a client’s PC, from an airport lounge, from their mobile phone, etc. Access, however, is a double-edged sword. It compromises security and remains an ever-changing jigsaw puzzle for IT departments.

One of the most pressing problems for many IT departments is how to keep work environments flexible enough for employees to do their jobs, while also securing company data.

Using Workspace Management to Provide Improved Security and End User Versatility

A user workspace management solution can bridge the gap between security and end user (employee) productivity. This is done largely through decoupling the user experience from the computing environment altogether.

The result is a happy medium – a customized desktop solution that employees can access without fear of compromising network security.

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