Gartner Research

2017 Strategic Roadmap for Mobile and Endpoints

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00317084

Analyst(s): Bryan Taylor , Leif-Olof Wallin


An endpoint strategy must align with business goals and support access from a wider variety of platforms, as agility is becoming an increasingly important requirement. Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies must accelerate toward platform independence.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
    • There Is No Stand-Alone Endpoint Strategy; Endpoints Are Integrated With All IT and Business Strategies
    • There Will Be More and Different Endpoints Used, and New Management Models
    • IT and LOB Leaders Work Together to Define Business Requirements and Outcomes
    • Applications and Services Can Be Accessed From a Variety of Platforms Under Different Ownership and Management
    • IT Will Not Manage All Aspects of All Endpoints; the Managed Footprint Is Focused on What Needs to Be Managed (Data and Apps) to Reduce Cost and Improve Agility, Security and Flexibility, With Some Exceptions
    • The Use of Analytics Will Drive Continuous Improvement
    • Develop Your Own Application
  • Current State
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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