Question: What are the new features or capabilities in either smart connected devices or EMM systems from which Irish organisations are deriving the greatest value?
Mobility in the workplace is a continuing demand on enterprise IT and with predictions for this area indicating continued growth, year on year, mobile isn’t new anymore, it’s the new normal. End users no longer have just one device – in most cases, users will have a laptop, tablet & mobile device and will want to access their organisations data, seamlessly, from each device.
From an IT perspective, this presents the task of how do we manage each of these devices, apply patches & security updates and ensure the corporate data on these devices is under lock and key should a device fall into the wrong hands.
In the IT industry at present there are many product offerings available for organisations, MobileIron, InTune and AirWatch to name a few.
At Asystec, our focus is on AirWatch, a VMware Product. VMware is listed as the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites and AirWatch has been a leader in this area for the past 7 years.
AirWatch has been merged into VMware’s End-User Computing business unit and is increasingly undergoing further integration into various other products in the VMware portfolio.
VMware AirWatch is fast becoming a full-featured Unified endpoint management tool, with considerable advances in the management of Windows 10 & macOS along with IOS, Android & Symbian – all available to manage through a single console. VMware have added Identity Manger configs into the AirWatch console to enhance the capabilities to manage devices, context & identity from one place.
Some features of AirWatch to highlight are: Better User experience, auto enrol of devices Real-Time visibility of updates & software deployments, Software distribution – from the cloud.
VMware’s AirWatch provides a good fit for Irish organisations that require a solution to manage their Enterprise mobile devices and be covered for zero-day support of new OS releases, coupled with Workspace One there is a solution to move past EMM-only installations into a Unified Endpoint Management system.