Four Use Cases for Using EMM to Manage Windows 10 and Mac OS X

Archived Published: 31 March 2016 ID: G00293667


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Mac OS X and Windows 10 management models are evolving. MDM control of operating systems is expanding into PC form factors, and use of group policy and client management tools will decline. We examine when technical professionals should use EMM suites to control Mac OS X and Windows 10.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • EMM Is a More Efficient Paradigm Than CMT
    • EMM Is About Business Use Case, Not Hardware Model Numbers
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
    • Pair EMM Use Cases With Early Adopters for Initial Internal Rollouts
    • Address Legacy Win32 Applications With Repackaging, Replacement or Remote Hosting
    • Identify Specific Time Frames to Introduce EMM
    • Test EMM Total Cost of Ownership Prior to Scaling
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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