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 Dell Software 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."
About David Manks
David Manks is a Solutions Marketing Director for Dell Software focusing on endpoint management and security products.
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yes it´s very difficult and BYOD doesn't make that easier.
I wish there was one device for everything
We are definitely seeing this change as we have wireless access district and we increased tenfold the number of access points in the last year, with load bearing adjustments. Also we have a mix of thousands of district owned devices, from tablets to desktops and we are now progressing forward into BYOD and changed up or wirless so you authenticate your device once on the network in a year and you can access in district wireless for staff and students on our devices. Student owned devices can get on the wireless but do not have access to the district network, only the guest network for security reasons.
Some good points, still moving towards that single pane of glass view, but getting closer at least.