Modern Management

Modern Management: Now and Always

What is modern management?

Microsoft's new way of simplifying device management, modern management, is widely accepted in the tech industry as the next big thing. Modern management is all about creating a flexible workspace by managing Windows 10 laptops, desktops and mobile devices under a single roof. It provides all the functionalities typically found in desktop management software, such as OS migration (including Windows 10), inventory management, policy enforcement, asset scanning, and application deployment.

Why is modern management imperative?

Traditional IT is what IT administrators have been following religiously for years and takes a device-centric approach. A corporate-owned device is issued to the employees and only these are permitted to join the corporate network for access to corporate applications/services. This implies that remediation of IT issues is reactive and not proactive.

Organizations are making a swift march towards embracement of digital/modern workspace, thereby making modern management essential for empowering your modern workforce. Endpoint management has come a long way as BYOD is here to stay. Organizations are changing their view on traditional device management and emphasize on user self-service to meet the continuously changing requirements across departments. With modern IT management in place, policies are targeted at end users and takes a user-centric approach. In this case, remediation of IT issues is proactive.

Steps to embrace the shift

According to Microsoft, there are four paths to modern management:

  • Cloud first: New organizations or start-ups can adopt modern management for all their cloud apps from the get-go.
  • Group-by-group: Established organizations can analyze user groups' readiness for modern management on a case-by-case basis.
  • Big switch: Enterprises with legacy components in their IT infrastructure may consider transitioning to modern management all at once. However, this can get quite complex for larger enterprises.
  • Co-management: Organizations can also use traditional and modern management tools side by side, and slowly shift towards complete modern management.

Benefits of modern management

Desktop Central is a unified endpoint management solution that provides top-of-the-line modern management features. There are several benefits to adopting modern management, such as easy migration to Windows 10, bulk enrollment, application distribution through cloud-based MDM solutions, and better endpoint security from being able to wipe endpoints remotely and perform other management tasks. Modern management doesn't just make an admin's job easier; it also increases overall productivity, reduces unnecessary downtime, and improves network security.

Modern management with Desktop Central

You are probably already managing your iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices via Mobile Device Management.

With Desktop Central's modern management capabilities, you can manage a conglomerate of endpoints such as Windows 10 desktops, laptops, mobile devices and surface pro tablets. Desktop Central strikes a balance between legacy and modern device management. For further insights, refer our Modern management feature page.