Modern Workplace

The Modern Workplace is expected by end users and provides a simple, secure and easy to manage approach to productivity, collaboration and working from anywhere.

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What is the Modern Workplace?

The Modern Workplace (MWP) is evolving at a staggering pace with exciting developments and new ways of collaborating, allowing for significant increases in productivity and efficiency. Often, clients do not have a common or clear understanding of what makes up the MWP and the steps required to achieve a successful transformation.

The MWP is typically broken down into five categories:

  • Modern Desktop – Linux, Windows 10 and MacOS
  • Modern Virtual – Citrix Cloud, Windows Virtual Desktop, VMWare Workspace, Server 2019
  • Modern Productivity – Collaboration, Enterprise Voice
  • Modern Management – Endpoint Management, Edge Operating Systems
  • Modern Security – Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Defender, App Proxy, Information Protection, Cloud App Security, Sentinel

Modern Desktop

One of the most significant changes to the desktop is the way the Operating System (OS) refresh cycle has evolved into an evergreen model, ensuring security is at the center of all updates and continuously improving productivity and efficiency. The way the desktop OS is delivered can be automated, removing overheads and associated costs relating to physical updates, manual imaging, and fault resolution.

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Modern Virtual

As with Modern Desktop, Virtualisation has evolved with Microsoft investing heavily in Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) as a step in their vision of having Windows be for the datacentre and not the desktop. When coupled with the ability to run an edge OS (which when booting allows connection to a desktop experience hosted in the cloud) removing the need to manage operating systems on desktops, management is greatly simplified and allows for the administration of 1000’s of desktops within a single management experience with as little as one administrator.

Innovation in Modern virtual infrastructure makes it easy to automate, be flexible, and of course, cloud enabled.

Modern Productivity

As applications and business process change, so too must the way individuals and teams collaborate to become as effective as possible. Teamwork and collaboration, and productivity transformations are very easy to get wrong and should not be addressed as a point solution to solve a short-term pain. However, when done correctly, the results and an increase in productivity and efficiency can be amazing.
The foundation of modern productivity is people, so doing the correct due diligence defining the Who means the project to transform teamwork and productivity is an easier prospect, as the ‘who’ drives the outcomes you need to achieve.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our team have the skills in Office and Microsoft 365 to support your migrations, rollouts and implementations, and with Nulia we can also help your users adopt Office 365 features like SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams.

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Modern Management

Management of endpoints (corporate or BYOD) policies, applications, authentication and the security layer is something MWP should address. Modern Management enables businesses to reduce the overhead of management while maintaining security whilst improving efficiency.

Interoperability between systems has never been more robust, with API’s and integrations allowing multiple vendors to collaborate and give more coherent management options and even approaches a single pane of glass nirvana. Managing hundreds or thousands of various endpoints shouldn’t be a chore, and modern management aims to achieve this outcome.

Modern Security

There are so many innovations in security, however, one of the biggest is the change from reactive, signature-based protection to interconnected automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based off the vast amount of interconnected data the cloud provides or, in modern security terms, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).

 

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Architect as a Service

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Architect as a Service

Insentra’s Architect-as-a-Service (AaaS) provides an objective, outside perspective on industry-leading trends, addressing both the IT and business requirements of your journey. As a fixed price service, it is ideal for senior executives who need to make strategic, justifiable technical decisions to achieve desired business outcomes.

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Device Management

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Device Management

Re-think device management with a modern approach. Deploy devices using Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Management for Windows 10, macOS, iOS and Android endpoints, streamlining management of your environment while increasing security and end-user experience.

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Microsoft 365

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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365: Cloud productivity done right.

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Teams & Collaboration

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Teams & Collaboration

Microsoft Teams and related tools to generate real productivity gains.

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Windows 10 and Office

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Windows 10 and Office

Assess, upgrade and deploy Windows 10 Enterprise and Office applications across your environment with a view to getting and staying current and including advanced features and deployment.

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Windows Virtual Desktop

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Windows Virtual Desktop

Deploy a flexible and reliable virtual desktop environment with our proven methodology

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Secure Application and Desktop Delivery

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Application Delivery

Deliver business applications and desktops using Citrix, RDS, and Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

Microsoft Teams Enablement

Microsoft Teams Enablement

We’ve all experienced the frustration of introducing new software and productivity suites, such as Microsoft 365. Instead of being empowered and productive, you end up feeling helpless. “I have all this great stuff but now what?” Nulia makes sure your Microsoft 365 adoption strategy sticks

Citrix - Digital Workspace

Citrix - Digital Workspace

Work is no longer a place, it’s an increasingly dynamic activity. Which is why the digital workspaces from Citrix are adaptable, offering employees freedom and security. Whether work happens on-site, on the road, or in the cloud, Citrix gives you confidence without compromise.

Citrix - Networking

Citrix - Networking

Your digital transformation depends on how well your virtual, cloud, and SaaS apps perform–across the enterprise and in branch locations. It’s time for a secure, high performance, always-available WAN Edge solution which provides exceptional experience and seamless business continuity.

Citrix - User Experience

Citrix - User Experience

In an always-connected workplace, the sheer volume of performance data demands more than disjointed, back end monitoring. How do you quantify what’s really important—the end user experience? Powered by machine learning, Citrix Analytics for Performance delivers real-time actionable insights with individual user experience scores so you can ensure a great employee experience on every app, every time.

Citrix on Azure - Fast Start

Citrix on Azure Fast Start is designed to help organisations rapidly stand up an operational Citrix environment in Microsoft Azure to provide secure, user-friendly, high performing and manageable remote access solutions based on best-of-breed, trusted and proven industry-leading technology.

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