First got here BYOD.
Then in reaction, corporations got here up with MDM – and later, the extra granular MAM – as phase of an general EMM technique.
And now we are all transferring towards UEM.
Allow us to provide an explanation for: BYOD refers to workers who years in the past started bringing in their very own gadgets (smartphones and pills) to paintings. That pressured corporations to get a hold of an undertaking mobility management (EMM) technique to offer protection to company knowledge, which to start with entailed mobile tool management (MDM) and extra lately, mobile app management (MAM).
UEM, or unified endpoint management, principally takes portions of all the ones techniques and places the whole lot in a single position, making it more uncomplicated for corporations to arrange mobile gadgets and desktop unexpectedly. That’s true, regardless of working gadget (Windows, macOS, Android or iOS) or location (at paintings, at house, or on the highway).
But, as Computerworld‘s Lucas Mearian explains to Executive Editor Ken Mingis, the promise of UEM remains to be far off. The two mentioned the present state of UEM, some hiccups that experience evolved for customers, and how the complete factor will shake out in the coming years.
It is, they each agree, a veritable alphabet soup of era that may take years to roll out.
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