BYOD & Mobile Workers and pushing in the Security and Software distribution traditional headaches, making them bigger, faster and more critical. In the background, a Desktop transformation is rolling.
Why a Desktop Transformation?
Gartner says in 2020 45% of the organization will have no owned devices, that is, they will be 100% BYOD organization, and only 15% or the organization will have no BYOD in place. Take a minute to think about these figures. They are awesome! We are not talking only about employees that bring they own laptop to the office, we are also talkling about tablets, phones and any new device that will allow employees to access their data and applications to create value for corporations.
Forrester ( “2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends”. Feb 2014) shows how new devices are becoming usual devices to work:
In the same report, Forrester points out that currenty more than 29% of workers are “anytime & any-device” workers:
So there is an evidence: BYOD , Mobility, Anytime, Any-Device… all these topics put more and more pressure in IT departments to be able to deliver applications to all these devices and users without compromising security.
Layer Cake Transformation
“Anytime, anywhere information Work is the new normal” (Forrester,”2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends”. Feb 2014). This is IT CONSUMERIZATION.
What is really happening is that the standard Layer Cake with HW, OS, Applications and Users, is exploding into many pieces, i.e.: new Operating Systems, tons of new devices. IT consumerization is driving the change, and nothing is going to stop it.
We can track this change over the years, starting in the old PC, then VDI attempt, and finally, Workspaces. Next picture will help us to understand these changes, how first the Hardware, and second the OS have been decoupled from the user+applications: