Streamline Workspace Management With The Right UEM Solution

As a new wave of qualified candidates enters today’s modern workplace market, they are bringing new habits, attitudes, and expectations with them. One of those expectations is having the ability to get their work done at any time, regardless of their location or the device, connection, and applications they are using.

Digital Workspaces Have Changed the Way We Work

The new attitude and mindset have led to a shift in the manner in which businesses and organizations define the digital workspace. This has also led to many businesses and organizations developing a new approach to delivering information to their end-users. There was a time when the typical workspace was simply an area in a building where users performed the majority of their job responsibilities on a managed PC and accessed their applications over a secured network. During this time, it was fairly easy to create and maintain best practices and control access, while adhering to compliance regulations. When users were allowed to work remotely, the IT department would make the determination of how remote users connected to the network and what applications and resources they were given access to. This type of workspace where everything has been clearly defined already seems like a thing of the past. In the eyes of many users, a workspace can be any place that has a network connection and a laptop, desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.  To further complicate matters, today’s users expect a responsive, scalable, and flexible experience each time. Your employees have grown accustomed to finding the technology solutions they need, whether it’s downloading an application from an app store, downloading a cloud-based solution, or visiting tech forums to find answers to their tech and IT issues. If users are not getting the type of experience they expect, this often leads to them taking matters into their own hands, which creates a wave of internal and external risks.

Provide the Digital Workspace Your Denver Organization Needs

How can your Denver organization provide the digital and connected workspace your users need without jeopardizing your ability to keep your organization secure and compliant with regulations? To achieve this, your organization will need to undergo an essential shift in the relationship between your organization and the employees you support. You can no longer have the unyielding, device-centric management mindset. Your organization needs to have the user-centric mindset that will enable your organization to provide safe and compliant access to any workspace, regardless of the device or location. The right UEM(Unified Endpoint Management) solution will allow your organization to accept and permit this type of user-centric, digital workspace by extending several critical capabilities to all users, regardless of the device or the type of connection.

What is Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)?

Endpoint devices have become so universal and data-intensive that they are now among the most beneficial property your organization has access to. Endpoint devices are also one of the biggest security risks. It is no surprise that managing the growing variety of laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, and is a priority for IT. For many Denver organizations, unified endpoint administration (UEM) has become an alternative strategy to administering endpoints and ensuring they do not plummet into a sea of chaos. Unified endpoint administration (UEM) platforms have been designed to simplify the administration of devices and improve the safety of diverse environments. What can a UEM solution do for your organization? UEM broadens your organization’s administration scope to incorporate computer systems, printers, and IoT (Internet of Things) gadgets. As more employees work remotely or in hybrid work environments, UEM has become essential for organizations. UEM allows IT teams to streamline their perspective to application management, device management, device and data security, and compliance from one comprehensive platform. Increased visibility into network devices, enhanced resolution time, and increased productivity for both end-users can all be accomplished with UEM. Also, any device updates can be automatically implemented or have policies created around them, ensuring all devices are secure and within compliance regulations. Choosing the right UEM solution for your organization can be tricky, especially with a range of UEM solutions available. Selecting the right UEM can take time.

How Do I Select a UEM Solution for Our Organization?

Given how critical endpoint administration is to an organization, your organization may want to conduct a proof of idea or a pilot before committing to a widespread rollout. When evaluating UEM choices, here are the key components you should pay attention to: Functions and Capabilities Not only will you need a UEM solution that can provide the basic functions, but you will also need a solution that will provide strategic insights to drive IT operations forward. Your organization needs a UEM solution that offers automation and a vast range of content. Ability to Manage Your Devices Today’s organizations have several operating systems and infrastructures to properly manage, such as on-premise or cloud servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Knowledge and Expertise Does the provider of the UEM solution have a team of IT operations experts? You want to partner with a provider that has experience supporting organizations like yours in meeting long-term and short-term goals, as well as specialists and experts who are knowledgeable across various areas of IT. Service Offerings Malicious actors are evolving and their techniques are becoming more advanced and sophisticated. Your organization needs to make sure your UEM solution consists of a range of services, including innovative solutions that have been designed to keep your confidential and sensitive data safe as the landscape changes. Scalability We have seen cloud computing rapidly emerge as a powerful computing model. As your organization evolves, it is important to have a UEM solution that will grow with it. Your organization should look for a UEM solution that has been to manage modern operating systems. A UEM solution that is just an add-on or an additional component of your infrastructure may not be enough to deliver the scalability and that your organization needs. Proven History Has the UEM solution you are considering helped organizations like yours in terms of size, industry, etc.? You should also consider requesting feedback from business leaders who can verify the UEM solution was implemented successfully and was a good fit for their needs. Security and Compliance Your organization needs a UEM solution that exceeds the security boundaries of your organization. You need a UEM solution that will give your users appropriate access to applications and information from any device. Compliance solutions for desktops and laptops, mobile devices, and applications are also so needed so you will never have to decide between a better work environment and the compliance requirements of your organization.

Initial.IT Is Here to Help You Enable a Secure and User-Centric Workspace

Management and administrative capabilities are vital, but you need to ensure your organization will be able to detect new threats, remediate vulnerabilities, and enforce security policies on your device and the confidential data that is saved on those devices. Your organization needs resources that are backed by cybersecurity solutions to protect your devices and data. A UEM solution should provide the capability to detect and stymie malware and virus infections, prevent phishing attacks, and provide real-time updates so your organization will be protected from zero-day attacks. Initial.IT can work with you to identify your organization’s unique requirements, ensuring that you adopt the UEM solution that is the best fit for your organization. To find out more, contact one of our cybersecurity specialists today.