Is your business growing through mergers and acquisitions, or do you have plans to? Unified endpoint management has big business value and provides a solid foundation for successfully handling a merger or acquisition. As Mimecast writes, “success relies on aligning people, cultures, processes and infrastructure — to create a single, unified organization.” When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, organizations already have their hands full with various pitfalls that are time-consuming and could even be a drain on resources in order to remedy the issues. With UEM, you won’t have to worry about the IT hardware and software during the transition.
In a corporate environment, experiences need to be standardized, managed, and optimized across the organization both on corporate networks and remote devices. UEM can manage devices that are either company-owned or employee-owned. The key players in the UEM market are shifting the paradigm of workspace management with comprehensive management tools that are built on cross-system management and user-based licensing.
How UEM helps with mergers and acquisitions:
Allows integration of applicable devices from companies acquired. This means there’s less downtime from the M&A, which means workers can get back to work sooner. As an example, the infrastructure for receiving and delivering emails needs to be smooth post-merger in order to protect the organization’s brand and productivity while at the same time minimizing risk. UEM can ensure that happens.
Offers users flexibility and control over their digital tools. Users expect a “more natural and consumer-like experience in the workplace,” Mark Dunkerley, the technology leader of The Coca-Cola Company, writes. UEM’s ability to manage a device with its original operating system offers a more efficient experience, even as there’s a move to cloud and web-based access.
Minimizes downtime with remote patching. Application management needs to be deployed and upgraded quickly while at the same time offering the user a simplified experience. “Along with the ability to push apps to the user’s devices administratively, it’s critical that UEM provides for self-service,”Dunkerely writes.
Comprehensive security updates. Security should be prioritized, and UEM offers the essential security and compliance to devices and applications. Dunkerely states that at minimum, UEM should do the following: force encryption on devices, enforce basic access management, manage security devices and critical updates, and manage devices over the air.
UEM has tremendous business value as a powerful tool for handling mergers and acquisitions. Your employees’ experiences need to be standardized, managed, and optimized both on corporate networks and remote devices. By having a unified endpoint management system already in place in anticipation of a M&A, your organization will be well prepared when that day arrives.
Moiz Bhinderwala leads the technical services and logistics teams at Dynamic. With more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, Moiz has deep knowledge of the complex technological landscape, working closely with clients to understand their IT challenges and help design custom technical solutions to meet their business goals.