Mobile enterprise application platform vendors will increasingly look to new partnerships and deployment options, such as cloud services, judges Charlotte Dunlap, senior analyst for app platforms at Current Analysis.
Up until recently, cloud services were accepted at face value. Basically one rented the services "as is" and continued on his or her way. But that is changing as more cloud customers demand to see more data on cloud providers and their services.
Xirrus unveiled this week its Unifed Access portfolio of cloud services, Wi-Fi access products, Ethernet switches, management tools and application programming interfaces that enables enterprises to bring together wired and wireless network components into a unified network.
IT leaders in the enterprise are losing control of their mobile app projects due to the increasing use of cloud mobile back-end services by business units outside the purview of IT, warns research firm Gartner.
Twilio announced that it is integrating its API platform into Google's Cloud platform products, making it the first voice and messaging solution to provide that capability to Google's Cloud platform.
Dropbox announced it will be acquiring Mailbox parent Orchestra, its first move acquiring a firm outside the cloud services sector. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sierra Wireless launched on Monday its next-generation AirPrime embedded machine-to-machine wireless module that includes a multi-core processor, secure cloud services and open application framework, the company said in a release.
Spain's Telefonica on Thursday launched its first ever United States-based channel partner program providing U.S. resellers and partners the ability offer machine-to-machine communications and cloud-based services to U.S. enterprises.
Research in Motion has sold its NewBay cloud unit to Synchronoss, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based mobile content management firm, for $55.5 million in cash.
By the first half of 2013, 65 percent of small and medium-sized businesses expect to support company-issued tablets on their network, according to a survey of 1,356 IT professionals by Spiceworks.