Matrix42 is a “strong performer” among 12 top UEM providers
The 2018 UEM evaluation gives tips for choosing a UEM tool
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) establishes itself as a uniform management interface for desktops, mobile and IoT devices as well as wearables. More and more companies want to replace their separate solutions for client management and enterprise mobility management with a UEM tool and are looking for a suitable product for their requirements. The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2018, which compares 12 top providers on current offering, strategy, and market presence, and provides valuable tips for selection, offers help in this regard. Matrix42 was also listed in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Management, Q4 2017.
According to the Forrester UEM Wave 2018 UEM is a critical tool to balance employee experience and security. UEM helps companies:
- To support a better employee experience
- Maintain security and compliance
According to a separate Forrester report, “Now Tech: Unified Endpoint Management Q2 2018”, investments in UEM are worthwhile for companies in three ways:
- UEM offers employees a consistent user experience across all devices and apps. This results in increased productivity and user satisfaction.
- UEM strengthens customer confidence in the business. This is because by having an overview of all endpoints, attacks aimed at stealing customer data can be better contained.
- UEM increases IT flexibility. By consolidating mobile and desktop management, IT can deliver services to users faster and easier. In addition, the increased automation of processes frees up IT resources that can be invested in other business-critical projects.
However, companies interested in UEM face a complex and fragmented supplier market. The size, geographic orientation, functionality, and industry focus of vendors vary significantly. The Forrester UEM Now Tech 2018 gives a detailed overview and helps with the selection.
"We are pleased with Forrester Research's rating in the Wave report and see it as a confirmation of our product strategy. In an ever-increasing battle for talent, the automated and secure management of the digital work environment is not only an important building block for a better employee experience. It is also a key competitive advantage for our customers. Employees already use more than one device for digital work. A modern unified endpoint management solution must therefore cover all device types so that digital workstations can be provided easily and securely," explains Oliver Bendig, CEO at Matrix42.
Decision guidance in the process of picking the right UEM provider
Size and Functionality of the Solution
In its Now Tech report, Forrester's experts recommend using the size and functionality of a UEM solution to decide for or against a vendor. The analyst firm differentiates between three types of vendors: client management vendors, mobile specialists, and hybrid suites. Each vendor type has different approaches to managing desktops and mobile devices.
Adaptability to your own requirements
In order to take full advantage of UEM, a solution should be chosen that is adaptable to one's own organizational, technical and other requirements. The Matrix42 Unified Endpoint Management is offered in modules so that customers can enjoy maximum flexibility. All modules are integrated with each other and can be operated in a holistic management console.
Strong Partner Ecosystem
"Choose a provider with a strong partner ecosystem", advises the Forrester Now Tech report. Strong partnerships enable the responsible IT team to use additional functions within the solution. And thus increase flexibility and adaptability to changing conditions and requirements. This optimizes investments and increases the effectiveness of the unified endopoint management solution through integrated partner solutions. If the solution offers everything that users need for productive work, it also prevents the use of unauthorized third-party applications.