UEM Is Dead. UEM Is Reborn. UEM Never Died. UEM Was Just Misunderstood. UEM Was Just Misused. Long Live UEM!
For the last 15 years, I have used the three letters “UEM” more times than any other industry acronym. In the world of Citrix and VDI, “User Environment Management” has typically referred to the solutions and technology associated with managing a user’s persona to deliver a consistent experience across Windows desktops.
Over the years, the vendors and solutions worth noting in this UEM space have included AppSense, RES Software, Immidio, Sepago, Liquidware, Norskale, RTO Profiles, and even Microsoft’s own UEV. Some of these solutions simply focused on solving the “windows roaming profile problem,” whereas others extended their support to allow Windows migrations, desktop composition, security policies, and more.
As time has progressed, some of those technologies—such as RTO Profiles, Immidio, Sepago, and Norskale—have been acquired. Some have proven successful, others not so much.
Today, however, both VMware and Citrix have good enough solutions for hosted desktop environments using tools and technologies they have acquired. Microsoft now includes UEV in Windows 10 and both AppSense and RES have been acquired by Ivanti, formally LANDESK and HEAT.
Arguably, RES Software and AppSense have led this market for many years with a combined share of over 6K customers, both providing more than just profile management and both demonstrating an ability to scale up and out, supporting environments over 100K, 150K and 200K desktops, including both VDI and more so the traditional desktop.
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Via the fine folks at Ivanti.