Research Brief: Why Organizations Are Revisiting Smartphones for Device Consolidation


Endpoint devices, with their growing capabilities and variety, are increasingly driving end-user computing strategies and have now overtaken operating systems and applications as the determining factor in EUC delivery models. While traditional desktop and laptop systems remain important, IT departments are investigating the viability of smartphones to serve as a single device for users, perhaps backed by cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure. The potential support, security, and cost advantages from consolidating multiple end-user devices on one platform are significant. However, this isn't the first time device consolidation has come up. Today's device management and security strategies have evolved, as have the demands on digital workspaces, but is the landscape different enough to give it another shot?

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Topics: End User Computing