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How to Determine Whether Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Is Right for Your Organization

Published: 29 March 2016

ID: G00297130

Analyst(s): Manjunath Bhat , Gregg Kreizman , Eric Ouellet , Rob Smith


Gartner has seen growing interest among clients to evaluate Microsoft EMS. EMS comprises components that focus on identity, rights, device, application and client management tools. IT leaders should read this research to gain insight into EMS capabilities and make an informed decision.

Table Of Contents


  • Seek Clarity on Licensing Options and Calculate the TCO When Migrating to EMS
  • Use the Move to Office 365 as an Opportunity to Evaluate Whether IDaaS, Such as Azure AD Premium, Is Right for Your Organization
  • Deploy Intune If You Primarily Need to Manage MAM Policies in Office 365 Apps for Which Intune Has Proprietary Controls
  • Do Not Deploy Microsoft Intune If Your Primary Driver Is an EMM Solution With Advanced Features, Such as Granular Role-Based Access for Administrators, Android for Work and Built-In MCM
  • Deploy Azure RMS If You Want to Secure Access to Office 365 Content to Authorized Users at a File Level

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