A number of enterprise mobility management vendors--such as MobileIron and Citrix--are struggling financially, suggesting increased market competition. The latest example is MobileIron, which reported a net loss of 27 cents per share and disappointing revenues of $33.5 million after market close on Thursday.
Mobility has given the workforce more flexibility than ever before, but that comes with a price.
Bank J.Van Breda & Co., a Belgian bank that specializes in serving entrepreneurs, has turned to MobileIron's enterprise mobile management platform to mobilize its account managers.
PCL Construction, the largest construction firm in Canada and one of the largest in the U.S., has a large but dispersed workforce. To secure and manage its diverse mobile IT ecosystem, the company has turned to IBM's MobileIron as its enterprise mobility management vendor.
Employees who use their personal devices at work often put their work documents in a public cloud storage service. To address this threat, MobileIron is launching on Wednesday its content security service, which allows security to be managed at the document-level across different cloud storage services.
To address the growing BYOD market, AT&T is teaming with MobileIron, AirWatch by VMware and Good Technology to offer a new BYOD option that enables firms to add AT&T data, voice and messaging service to their enterprise mobility management platform.
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.