In our previous blogs, we have primarily focused on SCCM, exploring its features and functionalities.
However, in this article, we will shift our focus to Intune, another popular device management solution from Microsoft. Additionally, we will also discuss co-management, a hybrid approach that combines the capabilities of both SCCM and Intune. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of the differences between SCCM and Intune, as well as the benefits of co-management.
As businesses grow and become more complex, IT departments must manage an increasing number of devices and software applications. This is where tools like SCCM and Intune come into play. In this article, we will compare these two tools and explore the benefits of SCCM co-management.
SCCM vs. Intune:
SCCM, also known as System Center Configuration Manager, is a powerful tool for managing large numbers of Windows devices. It’s been around for many years and is used by organizations of all sizes. SCCM is installed on-premises and can manage devices both on-premises and remotely.
On the other hand, Intune is a cloud-based tool that is designed to manage devices that are connected to the internet. It is a part of the larger Microsoft Endpoint Manager suite and is ideal for managing mobile devices and remote workers. It is ideal for organizations that have a dispersed workforce and need to manage devices that are not connected to the company’s network. Intune is easy to deploy, and since it is cloud-based, there is no need for complex infrastructure.
SCCM provides a wide range of features that allow organizations to manage their computers and devices from a central location. Some of the key features of SCCM include:
Software distribution: SCCM allows organizations to distribute software to computers and devices in their network. It supports a wide range of software distribution methods, including packages, applications, and task sequences.
Operating system deployment: SCCM allows organizations to deploy operating systems to computers and devices in their network. It supports a wide range of deployment methods, including bare-metal deployment, refresh deployment, and in-place upgrade.
Hardware and software inventory: SCCM allows organizations to collect hardware and software inventory information from computers and devices in their network. It provides detailed information about hardware components, installed software, and more.
Patch management: SCCM allows organizations to manage software updates and security patches for computers and devices in their network. It supports a wide range of patch management methods, including software updates, Windows updates, and third-party updates.
Intune provides a simplified management experience that allows organizations to manage devices from anywhere. Some of the key features of Intune include:
Device management: Intune allows organizations to manage mobile devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows devices. It provides features such as device enrollment, device compliance, and remote wipe.
Mobile application management: Intune allows organizations to manage mobile applications, including iOS, Android, and Windows applications. It provides features such as application deployment, application compliance, and application protection.
Security: Intune provides device security capabilities, such as conditional access policies, device encryption, and remote wipe. It also integrates with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to provide advanced threat protection.
Application Deployment: Intune provides a simplified application deployment solution that enables IT professionals to deploy apps to devices. It supports multiple deployment methods, such as Microsoft Store, Google Play, and Apple App Store.
Both SCCM and Intune have their unique strengths and weaknesses. SCCM provides a comprehensive set of features that allow IT departments to manage devices, applications, and software updates on-premises. This makes it ideal for organizations that have a large number of devices and a strong on-premises infrastructure.
So, how do you decide which tool to use? The answer is, it depends on your organization’s needs. If you have a large number of devices that need to be managed on-premises, SCCM is the way to go. If you have a dispersed workforce that needs to be managed from the cloud, then Intune is the better choice.
But what if you need both? That is where SCCM co-management comes into play. SCCM co-management allows organizations to manage devices with both SCCM and Intune. This means that devices can be managed on-premises and in the cloud simultaneously.
SCCM co-management is a powerful tool that allows IT departments to leverage the strengths of both SCCM and Intune. It provides a single console for managing devices, applications, and updates, regardless of whether they are on-premises or in the cloud.
So, what are the benefits of SCCM co-management? Here are a few:
- Flexibility: SCCM co-management allows organizations to manage devices on-premises and in the cloud simultaneously. This means that organizations can leverage the strengths of both SCCM and Intune, depending on their needs.
- Scalability: SCCM co-management allows organizations to scale their device management capabilities as their needs grow. As organizations add more devices, they can easily expand their device management capabilities to meet their needs.
- Security: SCCM co-management provides a single console for managing devices, applications, and updates. This makes it easier to ensure that devices are up-to-date and secure.
- Ease of use: SCCM co-management is easy to set up and use. Once set up, IT departments can manage devices from a single console, regardless on-premises or in the cloud.
In conclusion, both SCCM and Intune have their unique strengths and weaknesses. SCCM is ideal for on-premises management, while Intune is ideal for managing devices in the cloud. SCCM co-management provides the best of both worlds, allowing organizations to manage devices on-premises and in the cloud simultaneously. This makes it an ideal solution for organizations that need flexibility, scalability,
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