The enterprise mobility management market is consolidating, and only vendors with the strongest offerings can survive. That is the judgment of John Marshall, founder and general manager of AirWatch by VMware, one of the surviving EMM vendors.
Server backup software--something of a commodity enterprise IT product--appears to be creeping in on the greener mobile device management market. For CIOs, this may mean bundled solutions are on the horizon or a crossover product, mobile device backup/data protection, could gain popularity as vendors attempt to cross sell these solutions to the enterprise, says Nikolay Yamakawa, a 451 Research analyst.
The introduction of Apple's iPhone application programming interfaces with iOS 4 left VMware with its Horizon product far behind in the enterprise mobility race, admits VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger.
I'm sure you have heard that virtualization giant VMware has agreed to acquire enterprise mobility management (EMM) firm AirWatch for around $1.54 billion. What does this acquisition mean for the enterprises struggling with mobility?
Enterprise mobility management will not become easier anytime soon and CIOs should be skeptical of single, silver-bullet solutions, says a new report from GigaOm Research. It's a complex space, thanks to consumerization, the proliferation of cloud-based services and purchasing authority moving toward lines of business, says the report.
Delta Air Lines is providing 19,000 flight attendants with Windows Phone 8-based Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones to process credit cards for onboard purchases, the airline announced on Thursday.
Enterprise mobility management isn't just about device management anymore, explains AirWatch founder and CEO John Marshall. In an interview with FierceMobileIT, Marshall relates how the MDM market is expanding to include mobile application and content management as well. Marshall sees the MDM market consolidating into a few leading vendors in the next two to three years.
Mobile device management firm AirWatch has acquired Motorola Solutions' Mobility Service Platform unit for an undisclosed sum.
AirWatch SecureContent Locker helps secure content on the move.
AirWatch, Citrix, Fiberlink, Good Technology, MobileIron and SAP are the leading vendors in the mobile device management market, according to Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report.