Every day, workers across a variety of industries rely on purpose-built devices to get their job done. Unlike traditional mobile devices or laptops, purpose-built devices are always corporate-owned, often shared by multiple employees, and dedicated to a specific business-critical task. Purpose-built endpoints come in a variety of form factors, from ruggedized mobile computers and handheld barcode scanners to workplace IoT devices (or IoT-type devices that can be managed by a mobility management platform).
Utilizing Purpose-Built Devices
One of the biggest challenges organizations utilizing purpose-built devices face is device downtime or failure. Incidents of device downtime can cost companies millions of dollars a year in lost productivity and sales, as well as employee and customer dissatisfaction. Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), powered by AirWatch technology, enables IT to mitigate device downtime and boost worker productivity with secure and comprehensive device and app management.
Check out the infographic below to see how purpose-built endpoints–from rugged to workplace IoT devices–are being used together in industrial verticals to boost operational efficiency and accuracy across the supply chain.