Since the beginning, Tech Data’s endpoint solutions push has emphasized three segments. Though they remain the program’s core pillars now, Rendleman unveiled new and simpler names for them this morning.
Workspace transformation, which is about equipping employees to be productive online and in person, has been re-dubbed “modern edge”. Anytime, anywhere digital workforce solutions, which are designed to keep people connected to business systems and each other on the go, is now “mobile edge”. And next-generation collaboration, which encompasses not just smart meeting and unified communications technology but huddle spaces, e-learning systems, and digital signage solutions as well, is now “visual edge”.
“What happened over the last 60 days has put the exclamation point on the statement that those are the major growth areas in the endpoint space [and] in the technology industry,” Rendleman told ChannelPro today.
Those markets are far from played out, either, even though businesses have mostly completed their mad dash to remote work arrangements, she continues. Companies that deployed any gear available to keep people going in recent weeks will likely want to upgrade some of those systems before long.
“There was a bit of a scramble as people did try to get their folks prepared to work from home, and some of the technology that they were set up with may not continue to work for them,” Rendleman observed in her keynote.
Businesses will need to update their wireless networking infrastructure too, she added, when their laptop-toting employees return to newly reopened offices.
“It’s more than just the mobile device that creates the mobile worker,” Rendleman observed.
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And not just due to coronavirus-fueled demand for work-from-home gear, either. According to senior VP Linda Rendleman (pictured), high-speed mobile networks and endpoint management remain opportunities despite the stalled economy too.