Centracon – smart working

Modern Working needs a Master Plan: Our Digital Workplace Model.

Innovative technologies are fundamentally changing the way we work. The advancing automation and virtualization of business processes, the inclusion of mobile, partly private, end devices in the overall IT eco-system and the use of social business tools for modern collaboration – these are all examples of how companies are already positioning themselves to obtain a competitive market lead and also for Smart Working.

And what is your IT workplace strategy?

The truth is, many companies still do not yet have a coherent plan. In many cases, only certain points of necessary changes are implemented and valuable potential is ignored.

For this reason, Centracon can help you arrive at holistically based decisions by deploying its Digital Workplace concept and method model.
It is an integrative approach for realizing the compatible IT workplace models and services of the future for conventional Windows and web-based applications, mobile scenarios and associated forms of digital cooperation. Your entire existing and future virtual, mobile, and social IT workplaces are therefore considered as a whole. 

The findings are brought together to result in a comprehensive strategy and roadmap. Centracon applies its entire expertise when providing IT Business and Technology Consultancy. Best practices from the Centracon Solutions Framework are deployed. In close partnership with your company managers, we therefore become the designers and architects of an extensive, interconnected solution which focuses on your business and its people.
Find out more about the various modules of our Digital Workplace model: Virtual Workplace, Mobile Workplaces, and Social Workplaces.

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Virtual Workplaces

From the Conventional IT Workplace to the Workflow of Knowledge: Our Virtual Workplace Model.

Where will we be working in the future? The answer is: everywhere. In the office, at home, and in transit. And your employees are increasingly demanding this progress in a bid for more flexible workplace and working time models.

The higher the demand for flexibilization, the greater the need for virtualization. Cloud computing is leading to a new dimension of cooperation, incorporating conventional office workplaces, shared desktops and home offices, but also business partners and external workers, in a comprehensive workflow of knowledge. Furthermore, virtualization provides effective leverage for cost reductions. The prerequisite is the need for an overall strategy.

This is where Centracon’s Virtual Workplace model comes in. Your conventional Windows and web-based workplaces are subjected to an in-depth examination in order to find reasonable, profitable ways of centralizing and optimizing business processes. The process comprises best practice models and solutions, such as server and storage virtualization, application and client virtualization, service portal solutions, and also includes the entirely virtualized computer center with the fully automated provision of data and applications from the cloud. Viable ways of integrating alien devices are also indicated.

Based on the experience we have gained in major projects and due to cooperation with globally leading Partners in the field of virtualization, we can offer you individual, comprehensive, realistic strategies for further action. We also take into account a functioning identity and access management system for all-round security.
Flexibility combined with security: That is what we call Smart Working.

Your added value:

  • Optimization of conventional desktop models in terms of costs and security 
  • Increased range and usability of applications through centralization
  • Integration of external employees, partners, and shared desktops as part of Future Office projects

Mobile Workplaces

From the Smartphone to Mobile Business Processes: Our Mobile Workplace Model.

Everybody has them, yet their business potential is not being sufficiently exploited – mobile devices. Smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, and notebooks are not just mobile end devices. If they are intelligently connected and run smart applications, they become an important part of the added value – irrespective of whether they are provided by the company or belong to the employees themselves.
In order to accelerate your mobile business processes, these technologies should be incorporated in your IT organization strategically and according to plan.

This is what our Mobile Workplace approach stands for. It encompasses individual mobility strategies for your company as well as the overall management of apps, data, and rights, including practicable BYO approaches. From the holistic point of view of your business, your employees and your security needs, technology, product and manufacturer scenarios are drawn up and decisions taken in a structured fashion.

The wishes of your employees to include their alien devices depending on function, authentication, and requirement, are just as equally taken into account as the request from your specialist department for the faster implementation of useful business apps – whether those available on the market or developed in-house.
In addition to looking at your security and compliance requirements through advanced application identity and encryption technologies for safe data access and exchange, we place great importance on the usability and the fun factor of the application.
Mobility combined with attractiveness – that is what we call Smart Working.

Your added value:

  • Modular concepts incorporate both company and alien devices in one overall mobile strategy
  • Takes into account your security and compliance requirements
  • Shorter time-to-market for business apps

Social Workplaces

From Information to Collaboration: Our Social Workplace Model.

Everybody is talking about social business. Yet, how do chat rooms or virtual teams really develop potential for your business? Collaboration and Enterprise 2.0 are set to remain buzzwords unless they are firmly embedded in corporate strategy.

For that reason, the Centracon Social Workplace model is especially directed at the management level in your company and helps with decision-making. It provides you with an overall view of the possibilities, but also the necessity of introducing social business.

The Centracon Social Workplace approach is both integrative and comprehensive. It covers collaborative tools, intelligent document sharing and filing, concepts for web meetings, and practical alternatives to conventional e-mailing, such as chats, blogs, Business Facebook, and personal video-telephony.
The overall strategy considers traditional desktops as well as thin client approaches and the integration of both company and alien mobile devices, right through to the inclusion of external partners in virtual teams.

Best Practices are deployed and geared towards the needs of your company and its employees. Their use results in targeted decision-making templates for your management and a roadmap for the structured introduction of social business in accordance with your business strategy, the business benefit, and tangible added value for users – wherever they work.
Social business becomes business success – that is what we call Smart Working.

Your added value:

  • Increasing mobility in company processes with regard to productivity and innovative power
  • Cooperation outside the company’s borders is also seen as considerably improved by management

Digital Workplace Architecture

Plan your IT infrastructure for dynamic working – with clarity. The Centracon Digital Workplace Architecture.

Progressive Smart Working is based on an intelligent IT infrastructure. Clarity is needed in order to arrive at a practical concept. For this purpose, Centracon has developed the Digital Workplace Architecture, based on a wealth of experience in the field of workplace solutions. We are talking about a reference architecture which serves as a basis for decision-making for IT managers when it comes to the structured establishing of the IT workplaces of the future.

The Digital Workplace Architecture presents scenarios of your future IT infrastructure as an architecture blueprint. Prerequisites and viable methods of centralization, virtualization and automation of work and cooperation via various devices are vividly illustrated. You receive a basic idea of how a traditional IT landscape with rigid, monolithic desktops can be transformed into a state-of-the-art eco-system with flexibly operating smart clients.

To this end, the Digital Workplace Architecture clusters the various user groups, denoting all of the end devices and assigning them. It displays current and alternative hosting sites – from the private site to the public cloud – describes the various options for accessing data, services, and applications via self-service portals, mobile services, or app stores, and outlines IT security. The permanently updated overview of products, manufacturers, and operators of the various components that comprise the Digital Workplace Architecture completes the overall view, additionally helping you form opinions and make decisions. The Smart Working architecture is thus given a structure - systematically.

 Digital Workplace Arechitecture V5.5

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Your added value:

  • Efficiency to suit your requirements, at all times

  • On-demand availability of applications

  • Convincing service quality

  • Leaner management of the client infrastructure

  • Cost efficiency for meeting high standards

  • Standardized flexibility

  • Efficient support for mobile employees

  • Simplified migration

  • Affordable security measures

  • Greatly simplified reorganization projects

  • Faster return on investment

  • Future-proof technology strategy

 “You need a solid foundation to build the workplace of the future: The Digital Workplace Architecture.”

Customers are confronted with a multitude of IT manufacturers on the market as well as increasingly faster changes in products and technologies. Faced with this growing challenge, they need to build the right service to meet their requirements. The Digital Workplace Architecture forms a central basis for decision-making in this field. It provides a clear overview of the various IT services, technologies, and manufacturers. Workplaces of the future can be individually designed using the modular system, such as via user self-service, Use cases ensure that the focus is always on the essential. The more complex the IT infrastructure, the more indispensable the Digital Workplace Architecture.

Soeren Kaufmann – Senior Solution Architect

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