Businesses in the modern era have come to accept complete connectivity. With the expansion of the Internet-of-Things across more industries, a need has arisen for a single unified dashboard to deal with these devices. Toptal notes that many manufacturers and users aren’t sure about the security of their IoT devices. For enterprises, a breach in one of these devices could be devastating. The obvious response would be to bring all of a business’s IoT devices under a single unified dashboard. This principle is the idea behind Unified Endpoint Management.
Small Business UEM Providers
Enterprise-level UEM providers usually cater to massive companies. The industry is snowballing, with Markets and Markets predicting an income crossing $7 billion by 2022. Yet IoT devices aren’t where the story of UEM begins. It starts with telecommunications.
One of the most recognizable small business UEM providers is a company based in Bangalore called 42Gears. The brainchild of two former Motorola Employees, Prakash Gupta, and Onkar Singh, the company got its start by providing endpoint solutions for mobile devices. However, the evolution of their brainchild has seen the business delve into the field of enterprise connectivity.
42Gears has been instrumental in developing a dedicated universal endpoint connector that can be attached to a device, regardless of its operating system. Businesses that have employees running connected devices, as well as IoT devices distributed around their company, can get all the data that comes to these devices fed into a single unified dashboard. This consistent stream of data provides information that businesses can use to do anything from update their logistics to improve their productivity.
Despite being a small company, 42Gears has made massive waves. Gartner recently mentioned them in their 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management. While 42Gears was too small a business to be included in the list, they were too crucial a supplier to leave out altogether. With clients such as T-Mobile, DiDi, Pfizer, Toyota, and even Indian eCommerce giant Flipkart, 42Gears is well on its way to being a significant industry player.
Growth With a Big Name in Business
42Gears recently announced certification with another recognizable name – Samsung Knox. Known for the development of Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME), the company promises that devices can be registered on a company’s database without the need for human intervention. In a time where interpersonal interaction could lead to contracting a deadly disease, this innovation could help businesses remain sustainable. The integration of the KME functionality with 42Gears means that companies can utilize SureMDM to manage KME devices without physically interacting with them.
A New Normal
IoT devices, mobile devices, and other connected enterprise data collection and transmission items are all part of a company’s electronic ecosystem. Having a singular point that can be used to access devices, update their firmware, and upgrade their existing functionality through patches is the first step in increasing automation in a business. 42Gears may present a brand-new way for companies to implement unified endpoint management from which even small businesses can benefit.