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Moving Beyond EMM to Unified Workspaces and the Contextual Fabric

Published: 06 February 2017

ID: G00303880

Analyst(s): Michael Disabato


Organizations seeking higher value from mobility will need to integrate and manage unified workspaces and personal ecosystems. Technical professionals focused on mobile and EUC operations must make the transition from device management to unified workspaces as the digital workplace takes shape.

Table Of Contents


  • The Current State of Mobility Management
    • Enterprise Mobility Management
    • Mobile Threat Defense
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Workspace Aggregators
    • PC/Mac Management via Client Management Tool Products
  • The Current State of Unified Workspaces
  • The Impact of Windows 10 and macOS Sierra
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • File and Folder Encryption
    • Device Authentication
    • Endpoint Management
  • Wearables and Virtual Reality
  • Unified Contextual Workspaces
    • The Components of a Unified Workspace
    • Why Your Data Will Move to the Cloud
    • BYOD Evolves to Personal Ecosystems
    • The Unified Workspace
  • Preparing for the Contextual Fabric
    • Evolve the Mobile Strategy
    • Merging Mobility and End-User Computing
    • Define Management Requirements for Unified Workspaces


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