There is more bad news for BlackBerry. Following BlackBerry's report of a net loss of $5.9 billion and a 38 percent revenue decline for its most recent fiscal year comes a Ponemon Institute survey that finds close to half of financial services IT pros plan to phase out BlackBerry completely by next year.
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.
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.
Options, which provides infrastructure products targeting the global financial services sector, is teaming with mobile management and security firm MobileIron to offer clients a complete mobile device management solution.
Enterprise mobile is moving from a niche tool to a core business platform, observed Kevin Noonan, research director for public sector technology at Ovum.
IT administrators can set up MobileIron's Anyware enterprise mobility management product in minutes and users can register in 60 seconds, the company says.
Mobile device management firm MobileIron has enabled Retirement Systems of Alabama, which manages public pension funds, to roll out a BYOD program.
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.
IT executives are growing increasingly frustrated about the rising costs from employees bringing their own devices to work and their lack of control over mobility budgets, according to a survey of 477 IT executives conducted by Wi-Fi provider iPass and mobile device management firm MobileIron.
Good Technology's recent patent infringement lawsuits against competitors MobileIron and AirWatch is an indication that competition is heating up in the mobile device management market, observed Phillip Redman, research vice president for mobile and client computing at Gartner.