Digital Workplace

The digital workplace calls for an integrated approach

The digital workplace offers substantially more freedom and fulfilment for employees: they are less restricted in terms of when and where they work and are no longer tied to permanently installed devices such as desktop workstations. Instead, they always have access to the latest technology, which is tailored to their individual needs. CHG-MERIDIAN shows you how this can work.

Increased productivity with the Digital Workplace

The assets themselves are just one of many building blocks in the process of digital transformation. For the digital workplace to maximise productivity, employees must want to use the technology and be trained in how to do so. And, of course, they need to be able to access the applications quickly and securely.

Primarily however, the digital workplace needs to be approached holistically as a 360° lifecycle concept that integrates all the individuals, departments, and processes that are key to its successful implementation.

Learn more about our 360° lifecycle model and the services we offer:

A non-captive concept

In concrete terms, this means that our end-to-end solution ticks all the boxes on both the technological and the financial front. As experienced technology managers, we are able to create a compelling business case for a customised business concept. Instead of being captive to one supplier and thus tying themselves to particular devices and pricing models, our customers enjoy maximum freedom thanks to our independence from banks and manufacturers.

"What makes us different, is we look at the organisational, commercial, technological, and human perspective. The digital workplace will succeed if all areas are taken into account and processes and solutions are aligned to what employees and companies really need. Let us take you on this journey.”
Todd Fortescue, Vice president of Sales, CHG-MERIDIAN APAC


Under our corporate owned, personally enabled scheme – which we call COPE  – we help to motivate employees by involving them in the procurement of equipment. The most important advantages for employees at a glance:

  • Employees can choose their own device
  • Option of upgrading by making own financial contribution
  • Personal use is allowed
  • Employees can keep the devices as their own private property at the end of the lease
  • Protection of company data
  • Separation between business and private data
  • Certified data erasure at the end of the lease
  • Complete processing via self-service portal in TESMA®

Transparency is the key to optimisation for employers

The most important advantages for HR at a glance:

  • Creates incentives & increases employer attractiveness
  • Enables the private use of mobile devices
  • Flexible and easy exchange of devices
  • Enables the digitalisation of contracts

The most important advantages for IT at a glance:

  • Less work for internal resources
  • Fast response to changing requirements
  • Protection by deletion certificates at the end of the lease
  • Transparency thanks to regular reporting


Facts & Figures


25 %

more employee productivity and motivation by working independent of location


20 %

savings through consolidation and standardisation of processes, residual value calculations and cost transparency


75 %

shorter deployment times through self-service models, automation, vendor independence and decoupling of device and contract

Digital Workplace Insights

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Remote working

Remote working made simple: The mindset factor

There is growing pressure to roll out digital workplace strategies. The technologies and processes deployed are often state-of-the-art, yet performance and employee productivity still lag behind. At this point, it becomes clear how important it is to get the employees on board with regard to a digital work culture.

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Remote working

Remote working made simple: The platform factor

Data platforms allow us to organize and structure the flood of digital information in a sensible way when working remotely. They also enable us to work in virtual teams across borders. From anywhere. This type of flexibility is already the norm at CHG-MERIDIAN, and every day we learn something new.

A real-world example


Mobile working is right on trend. But what do you need to do so that your employees can work remotely without any problems? Read on to find out how CHG-MERIDIAN implemented the digital workplace, and what elements were key to this.

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IT procurement according to the Amazon principle

How a self-service portal can revolutionize your procurement process

Companies’ complicated and time-consuming order processes can make it feel like an eternity until employees receive their workplace IT equipment. This not only tries the patience of employees in all departments involved, but also causes them stress. After all, these days we are used to fast and user-friendly e-commerce portals such as Amazon. Companies can also deploy and benefit from this type of self-service portal.

A positive user experience is the key to success

An optimal user experience allows your employees to concentrate on value-adding processes

The Haufe Group is driving its digital transformation forward while focusing on creating a better user experience for customers and employees. Andreas Plaul, Head of IT, explains why.

Digital transformation

The digital workplace is just the beginning

The Freiburg-based Haufe Group has won the Digital Transformer of the Year award. The accolade is presented to companies that have excelled in terms of their digital transformation. Andreas Plaul, Head of ICT at Haufe Group, explains how the company is shaping its digital journey.

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Digital Workplace

Workplace as a service: Is it time to consider leasing instead of buying?

Computing power, platforms, and software can already be acquired as a service, so why not complete workplace IT? Discover the benefits that workplace as a service (WaaS) can have for your company.

Old IT equipment can be a risk factor

Data erasure the right way

Don't run any unnecessary risks when it comes to remarketing or disposing of decommissioned IT equipment. Find out how cost-effective and permanent data erasure works.

Rolling out the digital workplace

How to plan a successful IT rollout for your digital workplace

Smartphones and laptops have already become the norm at home. Yet many people find themselves stuck in an analog world at work, despite the fact that setting up a digital workplace is not that difficult with a little preparation and planning.

Digital Workplace

The future of work is more flexible – and more productive

You do not only need to be at the desk in your office to do your work. The home office and lounges at airports and train stations now provide plenty of opportunity to be productive. We show you how the latest technology can help you to use your working time most effectively.

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Digital Workplace

In 6 steps to the digital workplace

Cloud computing, the expansion of fiber broadband, mobile phone coverage – Germany is still lagging behind when it comes to the areas that are vital to the digital revolution. Unfortunately, this also applies to organizing work and equipping workplaces. We will show you how the right strategy can increase your efficiency and make the Digital Workplace the core of your digitization strategy.

Digital Workplace

Reap the benefits of digital workplace innovations for your business

“We regard the digital workplace as a holistic system that adds significant value in all areas of your company that work with IT.”
Lukas Wojoczek, Digital Workplace Sales

Digital Workplace

3 Tips on how to calculate total costs

It is almost impossible to calculate the overall costs of IT for a single workplace using conventional procurement and usage models. The latest digital workplace concepts can provide transparency.

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Digital Workplace

Optimal design and efficient management of the modern workplace

Today, employees expect their employer to provide a modern digital workplace that is equipped with the latest technology, is available 24/7, and enables them to complete their tasks from anywhere.

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Digital Workplace

Invest in technology without busting the budget

The digital transformation of business makes innovative payment models such as pay-per-use possible. In comparison to classic financing, by relying on a payment method that is based on actual usage, companies can avoid high capital expenditure on IT equipment or on installing and running IT solutions and servers.

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Digital Workplace

Escape the TCO trap

If you are planning a new IT infrastructure, the first question you will ask yourself, as the CFO, is whether the investment will pay off. We highlight the costs that are often overlooked and show you how to work out the correct total cost of ownership.



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