Unified Endpoint Management – Are We There Yet?
There has been lot of chatter lately about Unified Endpoint Management. The explosion of iOS and Android devices in the enterprise & the subsequent emergence of EMM vendors is a catalyst for this discussion. But, what exactly is unified endpoint management? Can enterprises use “one solution” – “one console” to rule them all? Well, as always, it depends. There are several pieces to this. Let’s break this down.
Currently, there is no clear industry consensus on the definition of Unified Endpoint Management. In general, the objective is full lifecycle management of ALL types of enterprise endpoints as listed below. However, the breadth and depth of coverage largely depends on the vendor’s heritage & core competencies. Depending on the enterprise ( & the industry vertical), managing all or most of these device types is mission-critical. What makes it more complex is, the capabilities & processes needed for full life-cycle management for each of these device categories is very different. In addition, if the trifecta of enterprise requirements – security, scalability and reliability are not met for any of these, then a single solution a “no go”.
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