Gartner Research

Adopt a Bimodal Approach to Manage PCs and Broaden Support for New Devices

Published: 21 September 2015

ID: G00278563

Analyst(s): Michael Silver

Summary

Organizations have been deploying PC images, locking them down and trying to manage them tightly for more than 20 years, with mixed results. As Microsoft shifts to more frequent updates and users demand broader device choice, endpoint computing managers will need to adopt a new approach.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Work Toward Being Able to Adopt Windows and Office Client Updates With Minimal Testing
  • Improve Your Organization's Ability to Provision Applications and Provide Secure Access to Data Rather Than Controlling User PCs
  • Limit PC Lockdown to Users With Fixed Application Requirements and With High Security and Compliance Requirements
  • Rearchitect Network, Device and Application Security

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