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.
What UEM can do to help with a merger or acquisition:
- 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.
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