In the last two years, mobility management has become more important than ever in the enterprise. As remote and hybrid work models are gaining ground in many organizations, “mobility management” has expanded its importance from managing mobile devices to managing all devices used by mobile workers wherever they work.

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) has become a strategic technology at the heart of companies’ efforts to control this increasingly complex environment. Essentially combining enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools with personal computer management tools, UEM platforms help companies manage and secure a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops across multiple operating systems – all from a single operating system. interface.

“With remote and hybrid work here to stay, having a cloud-powered, unified strategy and set of endpoint tools is the key to staying ahead of security updates and risks,” said Dan Wilson, senior director and analyst at the research firm. Gartner. “We are also seeing a growing interest in UEM tools managing macOS and Linux endpoints as part of an ongoing effort to consolidate tools, teams and related skills.”

What the UEM market looks like

UEM’s market is dominated by about a dozen major suppliers. We don’t see many new players entering the battle, Wilson said. “However, [smaller] “Suppliers offering products and options for specific uses attract attention,” he said.

Such uses include front-line operating devices, sensors and smart devices used in logistics and transportation, pavilion devices, Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints, commercial drones and wearables, he said. “They are often not available from UEM’s core tools,” says Wilson.

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