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Microsoft, VMware, Ivanti Lead UEM Market As Hybrid Work Takes Over

Mark Haranas

Gartner’s new 2022 Magic Quadrant for UEM tools highlight the top six global vendors leading the unified endpoint management market, along with their strengths and weaknesses.

As cloud-based unified endpoint management (UEM) and hybrid work become the norm, Microsoft, VMware and Ivanti are becoming the standout UEM global market leaders.

By 2025, more than 90 percent of clients will use cloud-based unified endpoint management tools to manage the majority of their IT environment, up from 50 percent in early 2022, according to IT research firm Gartner.

Gartner sees several forces shaping the “mature and stable” UEM market today, including more acceptance of remote and hybrid work models versus exclusively in-office work; better integration with endpoint analytics and security tools; and customer demand for a single UEM platform.

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools

In Gartner’s new 2022 Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools, the research firm ranks the six vendors who are leading and shaping the UEM market today which includes IBM, Ivanti, ManageEngine, Matrix42, Microsoft and VMware.

Gartner defines UEM as a tool that provides agent and agentless management of computers and mobile devices through a single console.

Currently, growth is small in the global UEM industry with opportunities around new deployments of frontline worker technology as well as consolidation of disparate and OS-centric tools, Gartner said. By 2027, UEM and digital employee experience tools will converge to drive autonomous endpoint management, reducing human effort by at least 40 percent.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for UEM tools ranks the top six vendors on their ability to execute and completeness of vision and places them in four categories: Niche Players (low on vision and execution), Visionaries (good vision but low execution), Challengers (good execution but low vision) and Leaders (excelling in both vision and execution). In this particular Gartner Magic Quadrant, there are no UEM companies listed as Visionaries.

CRN breaks down the six world-leading unified endpoint management companies along with their strengths and weaknesses.


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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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