Workspace-as-a- Service (WaaS)

ITOAWorkspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) is trending in the IT market.  According to an  IDC study, which defines and forecasts the emerging workspace-as-a-service (WaaS) market,  “The virtual client computing market is going to grow from $2.8 billion in 2013 to $4.7 billion in 2018, but up-front costs and complexity will drive organizations to look for an outsourced delivery model, driving the hosted market to $1.7 billion by 2018,” says Brett Waldman, research manager, Client Virtualization Software. “Despite many organizations looking to outsource virtual desktops today, the rise in mobility is actually transforming the demand as we speak, toward applications and data. It is this workspace that end users want to be able to access anywhere, anytime, anyplace — giving rise to what IDC defines as workspace as a service.”

Following is an interesting video from Unisys, an early player in the WaaS market.

 

 

About Charles Skamser
Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales, marketing and product management leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Machine Learning, Computer Assisted Analytics, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IT Automation and ITOA. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well known industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to manage the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.