TECH BUYER Jan 2021 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US46965620

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Endpoint Management Software for Apple Devices 2021 Vendor Assessment

By: Phil HochmuthProgram Vice President, Enterprise Mobility

Abstract

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering unified endpoint management (UEM) software for Apple devices through the IDC MarketScape model. The assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for UEM software. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses each vendor relative to one another, and the framework highlights the key factors that are expected to be the most significant for achieving success in the UEM market for Apple device management over the short term and the long term.

"Strong support for Apple devices — Macs as well as iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs — is becoming a must-have function for UEM software providers," says Phil Hochmuth, program vice president, Enterprise Mobility and Client Endpoint Management, IDC. "Growth in Mac usage among business users, especially for employees working remotely and given their choice of PC device, is pushing more businesses to formally adopt management tools and strategies around macOS, along with iOS/iPadOS and tvOS."


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