'When ITcomes to work, we are like that only', VMware survey finds

Bangalore, February 24, 2013A majority (75 percent) of the respondents to the survey in India were Millennial, or Generation Y, workers who were born between the year 1980 and 1995. The survey , found that while a large number of employees (85 percent) in India are provided with a portable device 
With a growing number of personal devices being used at the workplace, dealing with IT has emerged as the most stressful issue at work for young employees in India according to the 2nd annual ‘New Way of Life Study 2013,’ conducted across 12 countries in Asia-Pacific and commissioned by virtualization and cloud leader, VMware.from their employer, a growing number (81 percent, compared to 77 percent last year) are bringing their own device to work to help them complete their tasks. 
The study revealed that Indians find dealing with IT issues (40 percent) is far more stressful than dealing with bureaucracy (35 percent) or their workload (31 percent).

The Generation Y workforce is increasingly bringing their own devices to the workplace to be more efficient (81 percent) and using their preferred IT tools to handle stress (69 percent). In fact, 78 percent claim to be happier in their role when they are allowed to use a device of their choice. Last year, 72 percent claimed to be more productive and 70 percent happier when allowed to use a device of their choice – showing improvements in productivity and happiness with the blurring of work and personal life enabled by technology.

Another key trend uncovered in the study was the merging of separate “work lives”’ and “personal lives” into one, particularly among the “Millennial” generation in India. The survey revealed that respondents were willing to let work intrude into what was once deemed as personal time, with 81 percent of the respondents working from home, 71 percent on holidays, and 57 percent while on the road.

“The market for end user devices is growing and changing rapidly today, and India is no exception. Over the last year, we’ve seen new products and categories emerge which are presenting unique complexities and risks for organizations who want to protect their company data and avoid the leakage of confidential information,” said Vinod Krishnan, Director – Advanced Technologies, VMware India & SAARC, “The research results highlight the pressing need for organizations to change and find the right balance between policies and how employees prefer to work.

Of the respondents bringing their personal device to the workplace, 52 percent said that they were getting support from IT for their personal devices, and 73 percent said that they would spend - or waste - time working out a solution on their own if IT did not assist them. When evaluating potential employers, 80 percent of the respondents (compared to 70 percent last year) believe that the ones who offer technological freedom are more progressive, dynamic, and desirable to work for.

VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite

In a separate announcement today, VMware unveiled the VMware Horizon Suite, designed to be the industry’s most comprehensive platform for workforce mobility. The suite, consisting of VMware Horizon Workspace, VMware Horizon View and VMware Horizon Mirage promises to simplify end-user computing and empowers workforce mobility that connects end-users to their data, applications and desktops on any device without sacrificing IT security and control.