Consumer simplicity with enterprise protection
Tame the hybrid workplace
As organizations started mapping the inevitable return to the office, they discovered that the hybrid work model is here to stay. Nearly 22% of the American workforce will be remote by 2025. (1) Like other departments; IT needs to place new guidelines and policies for endpoints for remote workers. Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is the centerpiece of IT initiatives for the post-pandemic workplace. The use of a single endpoint management console will increase by 10X in 2024 compared to 2020.(2)
UEM is an IT service approach supporting endpoint devices and apps covering provisioning, maintenance, updates, security, asset inventory, and compliance assurance. There are two objectives for using UEM. The first is seamless and automated endpoint processes that avoid employee disruptions. Second provide robust protection, reliable networking and continuous compliance to create a trusted environment.
UEM at a glance
The UEM solution is a comprehensive approach that covers three main areas: devices, employee productivity and security and compliance of apps and devices.
Simplified endpoint complexities. No-touch devices and apps provisioning, maintenance and updates. The automated processes save employees valuable hours, enabling companies to accelerate the onboarding and offboarding of employees.
Improved visibility. UEM offers a single pane for managing various devices and a real-time view of all device and apps inventory, tracking and reporting.
BYOD management. This capability helps manage the devices and apps and builds a work profile on the BYOD devices to keep work and personal apps and files separate.
Consistent device security. Manage and monitor safety consistently across supported devices. Silently push new features, apps and security policies without compromising employees’ experience.
Achieving business outcomes with UEM
The benefits of deploying UEM extend beyond technology features to business operations. Companies deploying UEM solutions realized up to 278% ROI over three years with a short payback period of 6 months. (3)
- Easy endpoint platform integration. UEM can integrate endpoint devices with various platforms, including Windows 10, macOS, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS, using a single console. The easy integration reduces the burden of connection disparate devise, lowers costs and helps risk mitigation. Companies using Jamf UEM reduced time spent on provisioning devices by 80% and managing apps by 90%. (4)
- Superior employee experience. Devices no-touch provisioning and maintenance deliver consistent employee experience on any device. Coupled with self-service capabilities, they enhance employee productivity and satisfaction. Companies that used UEM saved up to $552K due to better user experience. (5)
- Automation and insight. Automated processes free employees and IT teams to focus on their work. Rule-based automation optimizes employee experiences and reduces IT overhead. A single pane view of all resources alerts IT to potential problems that require mediation and corrective actions. Companies that used Jamf solution reduced time spent creating inventory reports by 90% and lowered time of managing policies and changing settings by 65%. (6)
- Data and apps protection. UEM solutions facilitate the security of remote endpoints, apps and networks. They also provide proactive protection against rising cyber threats, including internal threats. 85% of employees are more likely to leak information today than pre-COVID. In comparison, 59% of security leaders expect insider risks to increase in the next two years. (7)
- Efficient IT operations. Automation, visibility, integration and security combine to reduce the IT burden and lower operating costs. For example, companies reduced support needs by $1.5M over three years and saved $480K in IT time and $305K in retired endpoint management tools. (8)
- Continuous compliance. Complete visibility of the workspace, devise and apps enable IT to utilize UEMs single management pane to ensure continued compliance of devices and apps with relevant regulatory requirements. UEMs allow for monitoring, updating and reporting on the status of the IT environment.
Taos Acture for Unified Endpoint Management
Our teams of experts can help customers accelerate the transition to a zero-trust and productive remote workspace with several services. With Taos Acture for UEM, we start by assessing the current environment then collaborate with your IT, security, and compliance teams to design a UEM solution to fit your needs.
- Managed licenses. Acture includes subscription pricing for Microsoft and Jamf license management in addition to BYO licenses.
- UEM design and deployment services. Taos works with customers to identify use cases and architectural designs, then configure device management and compliance policies. Taos also offers a pilot program, an enterprise rollout and a potential transition to managed services.
- End-user Support Service Desk. The service delivers outstanding value with professional support for Taos Acture environments with distributed workforces.
- Managed Services. Extend the maintenance and management of the Taos Acture UEM environment beyond deployment. Taos Managed Service provides white-glove support, maintenance, and continuity of the Acture service with QBRs.
- BYOD Consulting. An Acture service that includes discovery, classification and requirements for devices. The service keeps the company and the employee’s data and apps separate.
To learn more about Taos Acture, please visit www.taos.com/taos-acture-uem
(1) Upwork December 2020. “The Future of Remote Work.”
(2) Gartner, January 2021. “Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management.”
(3, 5, 8) Forrester April 2021. “The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Endpoint Manager.”
(4, 6) Jamf 2020. “Investor Presentation Second Quarter 2020.”
(7) Code42 2021. “2021 Data Exposer Report.”