Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is a model that hasn’t fully taken off yet, but has steadily been increasing in popularity. As opposed to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) which solely handles an organization’s mobile devices, UEM unites the management of laptops, desktops, and mobile devices into a single solution. But what is the result of taking an approach that unites all of your devices? We’ve explored the top three reasons to use UEM in order to figure out why it’s a method worth considering.
When using a UEM solution, you have the ability to manage security across devices, rather than the security of mobile devices or desktops separately. To elaborate, at a business, one employee has a work laptop, as well as one or two additional mobile devices. These devices are all connected to the organization’s backend data, and were most likely deployed at different times, with disparate management systems.
At an organization with hundreds of workers, each employee would also have two or three devices, which is overwhelming for the IT department to oversee. Not only that, but the number of endpoints in this situation increases the risk of threats. However, when using UEM, all of those devices across different systems are managed under one security protocol. This is a way to maintain consistency across devices, as well as reduce the overall amount of maintenance your IT team has to perform. With UEM, IT admins have the ability to implement the same set of processes across all devices. This can include recording device information, maintaining software upgrades, and ensuring that applications are properly installed and functional.
UEM benefits organizations financially by reducing the number of systems that are licensed or sought each year. In addition to this, replacing multiple existing management solutions for on- and offline equipment with a single solution reduces costs. As well as this, the fact that UEM decreases the cost of management translates to increased administrator productivity and time-saving. Finally, with enhanced and improved security, it is less likely that an organization will suffer a financial loss as a result of a cyber attack or data breach.
A More Cohesive User Experience
When IT teams handle managing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) policies, they have to be concerned with the users’ reaction to how their different devices will be managed. However, with a UEM solution, the user experience across all levels of the business will be consistent. Rather than a device-first mindset, UEM offers a more user-focused approach because of this consistency. Users won’t have to deal with EMM and Mobile Device Management (MDM) platforms, they will only interact with a single UEM solution, thereby making interacting with their different devices less of a headache.
UEM is being used in businesses more frequently for the above reasons. It has become a sensible alternative to EMM solutions due to the benefits it offers as a result of a united single solution. Consistency, security, and cost reduction create a solution that is appealing to both businesses and their employees, which is powerful in a market setting. To take advantage of these potential benefits, consider implementing a UEM solution in your organization.
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