We’ve all seen the staggering numbers: There are already more than two devices accessing the web for every person on the planet, and analysts predict there will be as many as 100 billion connected “things” in use by 2020. That is a lot of devices to discover, manage and secure.
Organizations are already feeling the challenge. A recent survey of 723 IT professionals performed by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Quest found that virtually all organizations already have not only traditional devices like desktops, laptops, servers, routers and switches on their corporate networks, but also printers and scanners (96 percent), telephonic devices such as IP phones (78 percent) and AV equipment (53 percent). But when I ask customers if they know what devices are connected to their networks, most of them admit they can’t say for sure.
So how do you get a handle on this device creep? Here are four steps to getting visibility, security and a single point of control for all of your connected devices.
4 Steps to Visibility
To learn more about these four key steps in empowering your IT team to efficiently manage and secure a wide range of corporate and user-owned devices, be sure to read our new e-book, “Technology Tunnel Vision, Part 2: Centralized management for all connected devices."