Midmarket enterprises face a quagmire. They report strong revenue growth and contribute significantly to the economy — providing tens of millions of employment opportunities in the United States alone. Not surprisingly, they also deal with the same modern complexities and technological dependence as larger organizations. However, the resources at midmarket IT organizations’ disposal are typically extremely limited.
Midmarket businesses generally have from several hundred to several thousand endpoints under management. Often these endpoints sit in distributed locations and are serviced with a limited IT staff and budget to keep all systems running securely and optimally. Considering they run mission-critical systems across an array of devices operating on a multitude of networks while also trying to meet compliance requirements in an unpredictable and dynamic environment, their task is, to put it mildly, daunting.
Kaseya’s 2018 State of IT Operations for Midsize Enterprises found CIOs and IT Directors have an impressive set of digital transformation priorities. The increase in the number of cyberattacks has given IT leaders an easy conversation starter about why their initiatives make a strategic impact to the business itself, starting with data protection and uptime.
However, this is not enough. To stay competitive and to succeed, midmarket enterprises must transform if they are to support agility, scalability and flexibility while maintaining fiscal accountability.
This ebook examines the various challenges midmarket enterprises face in the journey toward digital transformation, describes why there is a need for change, and how Unified Endpoint Management is the key to overcoming hurdles.