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Gone are the days when a lone system administrator would perch upon the ledge of your desk to help you with menial tasks like connecting to the company’s wireless printer or installing a piece of software no one has heard about – totally understandable seeing how your average SMB has 700+ endpoints, each with its own strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Prancing around the company whenever the IT phone rings just doesn’t cut it anymore – too many things to do (i.e. installing software, uninstalling software, updating, patching, setting up new accounts, deleting old accounts, creating new email addresses, etc.). A couple of years ago, the idea of a unified platform or endpoint management hub was, without a doubt, just another one of those things that set the admin’s imagination on fire. Fortunately, nowadays unified endpoint management brings hundreds of options at our fingertips.
What Is Unified Endpoint Management?
U.E.M is, was, and will be the next evolutionary step of endpoint management, and it represents a brand-spanking-new approach to granular, multi-device control and management.
For an enterprise (or SMB or startup), “endpoint” can have any number of meanings – PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, wireless printers,