Steria, provider of IT-enabled business services, unveiled Workplace On Command, a centrally-managed aggregated services offering which provides users with easy and secure access to enterprise applications, data and cloud services, regardless of location and access device.
Workplace On Command allows organisations to create a bespoke environment, combining infrastructure and services, which is fully supported by Steria and Microsoft. This allows cost-effective access to the enterprise workplace from any device, at any time in any place.
Workplace On Command benefits from a combination of Microsoft technology to support the multi tenancy architecture with the next version of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Compatible with devices running Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry OS. Microsoft Office products included are: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Project, Visio, Publisher and Office 365. But, as each profile is pre-determined by the enterprise and programmed centrally, the solution requires minimal ongoing management but offers maximum flexibility. Should users require additional services outside, they can search for them and request access.
Eric Boustouller, President Microsoft France, Vice President Microsoft International, said :
“The WOC offering is completely aligned with our consumerisation of IT strategy. We are seeing positive momentum for our cloud offerings like Office 365 and Windows Azure across both large accounts and small businesses, and appreciate the demand for business services via cloud platforms. Ensuring organisations have all the right tools to function effectively is crucial for productivity, so we are delighted to see that Workplace On Command allows employees to access our ‘off the shelf’, web-based and software-as-a-service solutions. We believe that Workplace On Command will be a valuable addition to the market.”
François Enaud, Steria Group CEO, said :
“As smartphones and tablets increase their hold on the consumer market, an increasing number of employees want to use personal mobile devices for work purposes, and this makes the balance of security and mobility a key issue for organisations. As a fully integrated set of services, Workplace On Command offers a unique solution to the challenges posed by the rapid evolution of technology, squeezed budgets and the consumerisation of IT.”