Buyer's Handbook: Buy the right UEM system to oversee all endpoints Article 1 of 4

The right UEM tool can bolster security and ease management

Modern workers are more dependent on mobile devices than ever before. With the demands of the global, digital economy placing increasing pressure on companies, the use of smartphones, tablets and other devices enables employees to work more productively from anywhere they can access Wi-Fi.

Unified endpoint management (UEM) is the emerging technology area that aims to consolidate all of these endpoints -- including PCs and Macs -- to ensure they are secure and functioning properly. UEM is the newest evolution in mobility management technology following mobile device management and enterprise mobility management.

In order to make a solid business case for a UEM system, IT can point to the technology's advantages in security and the ease of management it provides for admins -- a single console to oversee and attend to all the company endpoints. This is a huge advantage as the number of endpoints in an organization will only continue to increase.

As a growing market, there are a plethora of sophisticated and comprehensive product options on the market. Buyers should consider a product's supported OSes, security, device management and lifecycle, app and software management, deployment and identity and access management thoroughly during the vetting process. Buyers must also know how much they are willing to spend as well as what vendors they already utilize.

This comprehensive buyer's guide gives IT decision-makers the overview they need to make the best UEM system selection, including a detailed product roundup that covers the notable features and pricing options for the 10 leading options in the market.

Secure endpoints make a massive difference in how smoothly companies achieve productivity, and UEM is the newest catalyst to achieve that.

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