If IT pros do not adapt to the new world of mobility, they will "become extinct," warns VMware exec Sanjay Poonen.
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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.
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?
The U.S. virtual desktop infrastructure market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at an 8.5 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years, fueled in part by the need for secure access to enterprise data by mobile devices.
Fueled by an enterprise need for mobile security, mobile virtualization activations are expected to increase 20 fold by 2018, reaching 8 million by then.
Enterprises could spend twice as much migrating to Windows 7 for physical PCs versus virtual desktops, according to estimates compiled by IDC for virtualization firm VMware.
VMware has shifted its security focus from security application programming interfaces (APIs) to a virtual networking platform, observed Paula Musich, principal analyst for enterprise security at Current Analysis, in a recent blog.
Security firm HyTrust has updated its virtual security appliance so that actions taken by a network admin can be delayed until a manager or higher ranking admin reviews and approves the action, a process that is similar to the U.S. Air Force's procedure for launching a nuclear strike.