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July 2013, Volume 2, Number 7

The future of mobile endpoint management: Devices won't matter

PC and mobile endpoint managementhave begun to converge with identity management, so some IT shops are managing data, identity and access to services rather than a physical device. Endpoint management Part 1: How the evolution of the workplace is changing endpoint management Part 2: How changing desktop access helps improve endpoint management Part 3: The future of mobile endpoint management: Devices won't matter That shift makes the actual management of an endpoint device -- tablet, laptop, desktop, thin client, smartphone, whatever future device -- irrelevant in the big scheme of things, said Benjamin Robbins, principal at Palador Inc., a mobile consultancy in Seattle. For example, an employee who travels frequently is rarely, if ever, accessing corporate resources behind the company firewall. That worker logs in from remote locations on unsecure wireless networks provided by coffee shops, hotels and airports from various mobile computing devices. Yet, even under those circumstances, road warriors still expect access to ...

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