Software for Management of Remote Workforce Hardware

The composition of enterprise workforces is becoming increasingly remote. That means organizations need software for management of those workers' remote devices.

Richard Hay, Senior Content Producer

October 11, 2019

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Thanks to the rise of cloud computing and the embrace of BYOD, more enterprise positions are located far away from the IT departments that are expected to provision and support them. Whether someone is doing content creation, human resources, software development or even tech support — the ability to perform these functions from a globally distributed workforce is a reality. That means enterprises must support these remote workers and their devices from afar, and that requires solid software for management of that hardware.

As ITPro Today reported in a recently published feature about making remote working work in the enterprise, implementing and supporting a remote workforce can often lead to significant cost savings. A company needs to support those workers and their devices efficiently. That is where software for management of those devices comes into play.

Here are 10 solutions that provide software for management of your remote workers. They range from those that have no associated cost because they are part of Microsoft Windows to options that require a subscription from a managed service provider (MSP) or the purchase of software that can be installed on local and remote devices.

About the Author(s)

Richard Hay

Senior Content Producer, IT Pro Today (Informa Tech)

I served for 29 plus years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in November 2011. My work background in the Navy was telecommunications related so my hobby of computers fit well with what I did for the Navy. I consider myself a tech geek and enjoy most things in that arena.

My first website – – came online in 1995. Back then I used GeoCities Web Hosting for it and is the result of the work I have done on that site since 1995.

In January 2010 my community contributions were recognized by Microsoft when I received my first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for the Windows Operating System. Since then I have been renewed as a Microsoft MVP each subsequent year since that initial award. I am also a member of the inaugural group of Windows Insider MVPs which began in 2016.

I previously hosted the Observed Tech PODCAST for 10 years and 317 episodes and now host a new podcast called Faith, Tech, and Space. 

I began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015 and in April 2017 I was hired as the Senior Content Producer for Penton Technology which is now Informa Tech. In that role, I contribute to ITPro Today and cover operating systems, enterprise technology, and productivity.

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