Gartner Research

Managing PCs as Mobile Devices Is the Future, but Do So Selectively Today

Published: 29 September 2014

ID: G00269497

Analyst(s): Terrence Cosgrove

Summary

Organizations can use enterprise mobility management tools to manage Windows 8 and Mac OS X PCs. End-user computing leaders must use EMM tools selectively today but prepare for wider use in the future.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Changes to recent versions of Windows and OS X give organizations the choice to use CMTs or EMM tools to manage PCs
    • Native Desktop Applications Require Classic PC Life Cycle Management
    • The Persistence of Win32 Applications Limits EMM to Certain Scenarios
  • In the future, IT administrators will manage all endpoints with the EMM framework, resulting in unified endpoint management

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