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Modernize Your Endpoint Classification Systems to Drive Business Value

Published: 20 February 2018

ID: G00347643

Analyst(s): Nick Jones , Leif-Olof Wallin


Traditional information captured by many asset management systems won't meet new stakeholder and business requirements as IoT endpoints and wearables invade organizations. I&O leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies should plan to classify endpoints in multiple ways to maximize value.

Table Of Contents


  • Use Multiple Classifications for Endpoints to Ensure That All Relevant Information Is Captured
    • Manageability-Focused Classifications
    • Form-Factor-Focused Classifications
    • Location-Focused Classification
    • Risk-If-Hacked-Focused Classification
    • Ownership-Focused Classification
    • Function-Focused Classification
    • Networking-Focused Classification
  • Capture All Relevant Additional Information by Extending or Overlaying Existing Asset Management Solutions
  • Identify New Users of the Endpoint Database to Ensure That Their Needs Are Met by Assembling Cross-Functional Teams Across Lines of Business

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