Workspace Management: Improving Data and Compliance through Predictive Analysis
Workspace management is a powerful tool to provide users with seamless and secure access to their applications and data from any endpoint device. It provides a consistent experience in a virtual workspace that connects desktops, mobile devices, and information. However, workspace management is about more than just users. It can also be used to conduct valuable predictive analyses to help organizations become more efficient, secure, and compliant.
Predictive Analytics: Modeling Change
We often think of predictive analysis in terms of Big Data, offering insight into customer behavior. However, it can be so much more. With workspace management, IT can model changes to see how specific user groups will be affected, and the impact that those changes will have, all without disrupting operations.
When an IT team can model changes without taking users offline or making permanent modifications, an organization benefits from greater flexibility. Teams are free to test theories and think creatively to solve problems without using “live guinea pigs” and interrupting a team’s ability to work during the testing process. If a test looks as though it could disrupt productivity or impact security, it can be scrapped without impacting the organization. On the other hand, if a test looks as though it can greatly improve productivity, security, or workflow, it can be implemented with far greater confidence.
Workspace Management And Predictive Analytics: Win-Win-Win
Many organizations struggle when it comes to technology investments and trying to balance the needs of end users, IT leaders, and executive leadership. From software to infrastructure, executive leadership can be weighed down by questions of whether or not they’ve overpaid, whether they have the right tools in place, and whether employees are using the tools to their full advantage. Workspace management gives leadership the answers to those questions. Administrators can keep track of:
- How much an application is being used or if it’s sitting idle;
- If it’s being accessed by the right people;
- Whether or not the correct number of licenses have been purchased.
Access to this type of information can also help IT leaders make a real business case for change. Rather than presenting leadership with a set of “what if” and “wouldn’t it be nice” scenarios, they can come armed with the data to back up their requests when it comes to resource allocation and investment.
Workspace management is a win-win-win for users, IT leadership, and executive leadership. Users get access to their critical applications and data wherever they go, IT leadership gets to manage costs while maintaining security and creatively testing theories before implementation, and executive leadership can make data-driven decisions based upon user behavior. This all adds up to a system that moves the business forward, rather than holding it back.