At Tech Orchard, we are no strangers to the digital workspace, a space that is constantly evolving. We continue to see businesses challenged with balancing employee needs for productivity and mobile collaboration with a secure environment that features the same ease-of-use expected from a consumer-like experience. Underscored by the expanding bring your own device (BYOD) culture, the current digital workspace points to a clear need for unified endpoint management (UEM).

Traditionally businesses have placed their confidence in mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. MDM works directly at the device level, which becomes complicated in a BYOD situation when an employee uses a personal device for work. EMM expands on MDM by working beyond the device level, allowing for the oversight of strict IT policy enforcement within applications and information as well as remote monitoring and analytics.

Unfortunately, the problem with these solutions is that as the digital workspace continues to evolve, it requires a more unified approach to security regardless of the mix of mobile devices being supported. Today’s sophisticated digital workspace further requires BYOD, desktop, mobile and other applications to work together. In addition to complying with comprehensive security policies for endpoint devices, IT is also feeling pressure from employees to provide technology that is simple and easy to use. That’s where the benefits of UEM come into play.

IT can take advantage of UEM as a single unified solution for securing devices from desktop PCs and Macs, to laptops, tablets, smartphones and even wearables. Management of all endpoint devices within one platform delivers the ease-of-use employees desire with the security IT requires simultaneously.

VMware’s Workspace ONE manages and secures any application on any device, providing a unified, robust solution satisfying the wants and needs of all company stakeholders. Employees can take advantage of the tools they need to be productive without compromising the business’s data and security compliance whether using BYOD or company-owned devices. Meanwhile, IT enjoys rapid, automatic, self-service and on-demand capabilities that simplify the difficult job of managing access to the company’s most valuable asset: its data.

In addition to implementing UEM measures, establishing a set of mobile device usage policies (MDUP) is essential to a comprehensive security plan for your business. For more information about utilizing Workspace ONE and MDUP to protect your organization, contact our experts at info@techorchard.com.