Gartner Research

Managing PCs, Smartphones and Tablets and the Future Ahead

Published: 05 May 2014

ID: G00263633

Analyst(s): Ken Dulaney, Terrence Cosgrove


The collision of PC and mobile device management approaches over the next seven years will change everything about managing these devices, and create a product category called unified endpoint management. IT leaders must understand these trends, as their choices today will affect the transition.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • PC Management Architecture
    • Mobile Device/Smartphone Architecture
    • How Mobility Management Differs from PC Management
    • Three Phases of Mobile and Client Management Convergence
  • Technology Definition
  • Uses
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Providers

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