E-Handbook:

All roads and flight paths lead to unified endpoint management

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Jam out to the journey of UEM

In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph -- a piece of equipment that evolved into the more modern record player. Eventually, tape cassettes came onto the scene and then CD players. Now, today's listeners use online streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music to manage their music collections, rendering CD players, tape cassettes and record players virtually obsolete. Habits change, and technology evolves to adapt -- or else it dies.

Similarly, mobile device management (MDM) has evolved as the amount and types of devices change. In the early days of device management, IT only needed to manage employees' PCs. Client management software was able to perform that task. In the 2000s, vendors began to offer MDM as smartphones changed the way employees worked. Now, a plethora of different devices -- from desktops and smartphones to IoT sensors and tablets -- creates the need for a new platform.

Unified endpoint management (UEM) has filled that role and brings together the capabilities of enterprise mobility management, MDM and other technologies. In this handbook, we'll examine the trends that necessitated UEM and how the market has evolved. We'll also address how organizations use UEM and the deployment challenges it presents.

Put on your headphones and dive into this three-part handbook on unified endpoint management, and discover the intricacies of this exciting technology.

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