Whatever name you give this time in tech—the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 or the Industry Internet of Things (IIoT)—the last few years have truly delivered on the digital revolution’s hopes, dreams and predictions for a more advanced information technology environment. The industry now offers greater potential for innovative companies to outshine competitors and keep up with digital business tactics through the use of IoT endpoints and smart devices that connect teams, secure infrastructure, streamline processes and make for a more future-proof business.
But even as we continue to learn our lessons about cyber security and protection with each new devastating cyberattack, our digital appetites still grow. Companies are adopting more devices and searching for ways to better serve their end users and employees through technology. IT professionals already know that this rapidly increasing need for digital solutions demands a more advanced and more secure management approach, which is one of the reasons why the Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) market is booming. Unsustainable and dangerous one-off endpoint solutions can also create a shaky foundation for companies looking to fast-track their growth through IT.
Smart businesses are embracing UEM as an inherently more secure platform for endpoint control and compliance to safeguard their IT infrastructure, their team, their customers and their reputation from the digital dangers of today. This is great news for busy IT staff and leadership teams, who are often too weighed down by everyday tasks to consider business innovation as a top priority on the to-do list. And signifies a big change for the UEM market.
The Status of the UEM Market
A new global report from MarketResearch.biz shares exciting news: the current Unified Endpoint Management market is set to grow from $1.43 billion in 2017 to $9.67 billion by 2023. More highlights from the report, Global Unified Endpoint Management Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Threats, Trends, Applications, and Growth Forecast To 2027, show that the fast growth of the UEM market might be attributed to an increasing awareness of what greater mobility can offer modern businesses and their mobile workforces:
The CAGR from 2017 to 2023 is 37.48%
North America will lead the market via IoT and BYOD deployment
Europe follows with industry verticals adopting BYOD
Asia Pacific will be the fastest growing region with the spread of mobility
But what else can we draw from this forecast and the current market outlook? A single solution for securely managing endpoints of all types, especially mobile devices, is what drives companies to explore and adopt UEM today. It makes sense that increasingly complex workflows require a more sophisticated and centralized management tool that introduces new efficiencies, cuts down on wasted time and integrates smoothly with other business processes. And as cyberattacks increase in number each year, ruining reputations, damaging data and devastating IT environments, more business leaders are recognizing the importance of tightened security, regular risk assessments and strategic disaster recovery planning.
Next Steps for UEM Vendors & Business Leaders
What stands in the way of more UEM adopters to achieve this market growth is not just a ticket price—it’s a knowledge gap. Many business leaders and their IT teams are not fully aware of the full range of benefits that UEM can offer. This is where UEM vendors must step in to bridge the gap. By clearly communicating to enterprises what UEM is, how it is different from EMM and other endpoint solutions and how it can specifically benefit unique teams, vendors can help educate companies that are struggling to keep up in their industries—and will continue to do so if they ignore UEM.
UEM vendors should make an effort to better broadcast UEM’s biggest benefits, such as:
Enhanced visibility and control
Centralized security and management
Time, energy and cost savings
User-friendly remote endpoint management
Greater mobility and connection
On the other side of the coin, the role that businesses play in the market’s growth is also vital. They must learn to confront the dangers of vulnerable endpoints, multiple disparate management systems, a mobile workforce with growing needs and a web that’s home to highly skilled hackers ready to strike. Taking security seriously stems from a more complete understanding of the modern digital environment and the capabilities and gaps we should recognize in the tools we use every day.
Business leaders should work to bridge their own knowledge gap by:
Becoming familiar with and implementing security best practices
Learning about the benefits of UEM over EMM
Comparing and contrasting UEM vendor and solution options
Understanding the perils of using outdated IT protection and tools
Working with their IT teams to address endpoint complexity
With a more focused effort, the UEM market will see greater growth today, and a wide variety of industries will be safe from the threats of tomorrow.
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About the Author
Farida Ali is CEO at Dynamic Computer Corporation, a leading IT provider delivering customized solutions for IT lifecycle & asset management, unified endpoint management and IoT product development. Under her leadership since 1994, Dynamic has grown as an innovative technology partner helping its customers deploy technology that is compliant, consistent and controlled. Ali is dedicated to nurturing trusted customer relationships, empowering innovation and delivering high-quality products and services.
Farida Ali is CEO and President of Dynamic Computer Corporation. She is an experienced executive with over 25 years of experience building and transforming Dynamic to be uniquely positioned as an expert technology solutions provider in highly regulated industries. Farida holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, as well as a Juris Doctor degree and membership in the State Bar of Michigan. As a certified woman-owned business and a certified minority business enterprise, Dynamic has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, with Farida spearheading this initiative.