Ask SWC: What Is Unified Device Management

January 17, 2014   //   Microsoft System Center, , , , , ,

Unified Device Management is a buzz term we are hearing more and more these days due to the consumerization of mobile products and the gaining popularity and acceptance of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in the workplace. Watch our recent episode of “Ask SWC” to learn more about our favorite Unified Device Management tools.
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BYOD is becoming more popular and common these days, as users want to choose the devices they work on inside and outside of the workplace. Traditionally this has presented a huge problem for IT departments in many organizations wanting to manage users’ devices in order to protect corporate data and applications and maintain security and compliance.

Unified Device Management is a great solution to both concerns and can be achieved by two Microsoft products – Windows Intune, a Mobile Device Management platform and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. System Center Configuration Manager helps IT keep maintain security policies, update software, monitor statuses and give users access to the applications they desire on the devices they choose. While Windows Intune provides a cloud based solution to enable remote users to use the devices they choose. We like these two products because they are seamlessly integrated, so if you have System Center Configuration Manager 2012 on your internal environment to manage all of your internal resources, we can simply integrate that into the recent version of Windows Intune, which will provide an extension to managing mobile devices, work group computers and even your user’s home computers, should you need to.

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune will provide your organization with a platform for very deep and robust management of all of the PCs and devices in your environment, whether they’re internal, external, company owned or personally owned.

To learn more about System Center Configuration Manager and Mobile Device Management, please join us for our next Microsoft System Center Luncheon or follow Brad Ellison on LinkedIn.

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