• GlobalData’s latest analysis of the unified endpoint management (UEM) market shows how the evolution from MDM to EMM to UEM has changed the market, although the same vendors remain on top.
• Each of the upper-tier vendors, including VMware, BlackBerry, and MobileIron, is responding to the market’s fluid dynamics in unique ways, to differentiate themselves and serve the needs of more sophisticated users.
Specific vendor announcements that are indicative of the UEM market evolution in 2019 include:
• BlackBerry announced the availability of Secure UEM & Productivity Suites in three tiers that help enterprises manage fast-changing security needs and IoT environments.
• BlackBerry appointed SYNNEX Corporation as its distributor in USA to promote Blackberry Enterprise Mobility Suite/UEM in commercial and enterprise markets.
• VMware and Appdome announced a partnership to provide Appdome, the mobile industry’s first no-code mobile solutions platform, for VMware Workspace ONE.
• VMware announced VMware Workspace ONE for Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage Windows 10 devices.
• VMware added innovations to the Workspace ONE platform that allow IT teams to leverage AI-powered automation to intelligently manage and secure access to any applications on any cloud.
• MobileIron introduced its marketplace premier program, opening its global sales channel to premier partners to expand availability of more security solutions for MobileIron customers.
• MobileIron extended ties with Microsoft to support Microsoft Intune Device Compliance and Active Directory Conditional Access.
While all three vendors added to their solutions in 2019, GlobalData still ranks VMware as the leader, with BlackBerry and MobileIron as strong competitors. Other providers such as IBM MaaS, Soti, and Citrix ZenMobile also have loyal customers, but have lower market share among large enterprise customers.