Posts Tagged ‘Gartner’
Most client management and workspace management tooling today still relies on complex, on premise, implementations and needs full time employees for management. The result: high adoption rates in organizations with thousands of employees but smaller organizations lacking knowledge, money and time to implement and use these solutions, are stuck with manual labor for software distribution, patching and support.
A second challenge with these traditional solutions is their ineffectiveness to manage mobile notebook users. Notebooks need to be connected to the corporate network to install new software and updates or receive support, resulting in large accumulations of software and patches to be installed when a rare connection is established.
Last week I downloaded Gartner’s Industry research addressing the CIO’s agenda for 2011 and more particular, of higher education CIO’s: The 2011 Higher Education CIO’s Agenda: Lean Controlled Growth, 30 March 2011 (Jan-Martin Lowendahl and Amos Auringer).
The results and key findings are very interesting. Most higher education institutes are starting a renewed focus on growth. Cost reduction is being replaced by optimization and cost control and the uncertain technological landscape (we prefer calling that a dynamic market) forces them into improvement projects for their technological infrastructure or the implementation of new flexible environments. Addressing this agenda is off course a no brainer. As a workspace management vendor, we exist because of the challenges mentioned in the top 5 of the priority list.