Stop Managing Endpoints

Develop a plan to exit endpoint management; instead, deliver applications and services to any endpoint.

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Traditional hands-on endpoint management is:

  • Costly
  • Not equipped to handle trends like BYOD, the cloud, and mobility
  • Often ineffective

Getting out of endpoint management can result in:

  • Significant cost savings
  • Improved user satisfaction, productivity, and flexibility
  • Better control where it matters

Module 1: The Case For Exiting Endpoint Management

The Purpose

  • Assess your current endpoint management and identify a pilot group.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identification of issues with the current endpoint management state, in order to begin planning for improvement.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review the first section of the storyboard
  • Current state summary
1.2 Work on an end-user satisfaction survey
  • End-user survey draft
1.3 Begin creating a business case for exiting endpoint management
  • Identification of a pilot group

Module 2: Summarize Current State and Assess Readiness

The Purpose

  • Determine your readiness for exiting endpoint management.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A recommendation for moving forward (or not) with an endpoint management exit plan, to help make the business case for changes.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Completion of the Stop Managing Endpoints Readiness Assessment
  • A go/no-go recommendation for a pilot test
2.2 Updating the endpoint management exit plan business case
  • An updated business case

Module 3: Set Reduced Endpoint Management Targets and Goals for Alternatives

The Purpose

  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize goals.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Clear steps for how to accomplish goals related to reduced endpoint management.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Review popular endpoint management goals
  • Completed Endpoint Management Goal Analysis Tool
3.2 Comparison of goals to current state
  • An updated business case with a rough plan for moving forwad with a pilot test
3.3 Identification of steps needed to reach goals

Module 4: Identify Gaps and Develop an Action Plan

The Purpose

  • Finalize your business case with TCO and infrastructure requirements and a timeline.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A finalized business case for moving forward with a pilot test.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Complete the Stop Managing Endpoints TCO Calculator
  • An estimated TCO of getting out of endpoint management, in comparison with the current situation
4.2 Review effects of the plan on staff and end users
  • A timeline for implementing a pilot test
4.3 Update business case with final touches and a timeline
  • A completed business case

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