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How to Build a Comprehensive Plan for Migrating EMM Suites

Published: 09 April 2018

ID: G00346921

Analyst(s): Andrew Garver


Migrating to a new MDM, EMM or UEM suite is a complex project that cuts across both IT and the business. Technical professionals can architect a migration plan that accounts for the lack of automated migration solutions by using Gartner's comprehensive EMM migration framework.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Stage 1: Assess Current State
    • Gather Requirements
    • Define Goals and Metrics
    • Re-evaluate Policies and Governance
  • Stage 2: Build Team Strategy
    • Assemble Staff
    • Build Rollout and Adoption Program
    • Investigate External Help
  • Stage 3: Engineer Technical Approach
    • Identify Integrations
    • Define Identity Approach
    • Define EMM Configuration
  • Stage 3: Build Launch Plan
    • Pilot Beyond IT
    • Set Pace and Timing
    • Anticipate Common Problems
  • Stage 5: Migrate
    • Execute
    • Evaluate
    • Shut Down


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