Right now there is a major transformation happening in the Endpoint Management market as client management services are converging with mobile device management services.
Driving this transformation is widespread demand from IT managers to control all endpoints from a single pane of glass. This demand, in fact, has led to the emergence of a new market referred to as Unified Endpoint Management. According to Research and Markets, the global Unified Endpoint Management market will continue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 42.9 percent from 2015 to 2019, at which point it will reach $3.73 billion.
Micro Focus—a global leader in the Endpoint Management arena—is one of the major players that are working to drive this market transformation. This fall, Micro Focus will begin shipping a new version of ZENworks Configuration Management 2017 (ZCM), under the new umbrella name ZENworks 2017.
This release will mark a significant milestone in the evolution of the ZCM tool. Up until recently, ZCM was only capable of managing the distribution and configuration of software for Windows, Linux and OS-X-based PCs and laptops. In ZCM 2017, IT managers will gain the ability to manage all endpoints in a single hub—meaning laptops, PCs and now mobile devices. Eventually, ZCM will work in conjunction with Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
ZCM 2017 will offer numerous benefits for both IT departments and enterprise end users. IT, for instance, will no longer have to use multiple products to manage their endpoints; right now, for instance, doing so requires using a combination of ZCM and Micro Focus Mobile Management. Moving forward, ZENworks 2017 will streamline the entire process. It will significantly reduce costs and labor for IT workers, while increasing support and visibility for employee-owned devices in the workplace. Not to mention, the ZENworks Control Center—supporting Internet portal for ZENworks 2017—will be browser agnostic for easy Web access. Most ZCC functions will work in conjunction with Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, as well as with Edge and Opera.
As for end users, they will be able to quickly connect their corporate-owned and personal devices to IT in order to receive the latest applications, tools and security policies. What’s more, ZENworks 2017 will make it easier to request remote assistance when it is needed. This will lead to more efficient and secure bring your own device policies, and thus, happier and more productive employees. Employees will also love the new, updated and user-friendly interface.
Of course, these are just some of the many exciting features that you will find in ZENworks 2017. For more information, make sure to check out our Product Line Manager Jason Blackett’s recent blog post.
As for next steps? Well, we know that you’re itching to get started with ZENworks 2017 and don’t want to wait until this fall for the big release. So here’s some good news:
You can try out the preview 2 build right now! All you have to do is click here to register. And make sure to check back in a few months, as another preview is in the works.
Thanks for reading!