Experts suggest that by 2020 there will be as many as 50 billion connected devices worldwide. This trend will ultimately drive the need for device management skyward. This growth also signals the need for more endpoint management solutions (i.e. EMM, MAM, MDM).
Currently, supply and demand are stable. However, some IT admin and mobile centers have faced disparate challenges, specifically with managing untethered devices simultaneously while overseeing firewalls.
That said, technology is always evolving. Take Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), for example.
While UEM is certainly not a new concept, it’s becoming more widely used for enterprise mobility technologies.
Just like the expected growth in connected devices, experts also anticipate a 42.9% growth rate by 2020 on the UEM market. This is just one of the reasons why IT teams should consider implementing UEMs.
Here are three other reasons:
1. UEM can handle it all
Unified Endpoint Management can handle just about anything a business throws at it — including PCs, mobile devices, and IoT devices—and they can all be run from the same dashboard. This, along with the greater visibility it brings, makes IT administrators and managers very happy.
Security is a big deal in the enterprise mobility realm, especially when you consider that many labs and corporate offices now feature wireless printers and biometric-capable entry points. Both examples are devices that require having the best security measures in place. Utilizing a UEM gives you the capability to clamp down on any threat vectors that could breach your system.
3. It’s all about the Benjamins
Compared to other management systems, UEMs have a lower management cost. Implementing a UEM early can allow enterprises to keep their costs lower from the beginning. Lowering management costs also frees up employee time and energy.