Gartner Research

2017 Strategic Roadmap for Mobile and Endpoints

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00317084

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

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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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