It appears that VMware has been on quite the acquisition kick lately, first with the $1.3 billion acquisition of its Palo Alto neighbor Nicira in 2012, and now with its largest acquisition in company history: the $1.54 billion purchase of mobile management and security firm AirWatch. The AirWatch acquisition is aimed at tightening companies’ security and peace of mind, particularly with regard to the growing use of mobile devices for work, referred to as “bring your own device” (BYOD).
If Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors needed any further notice this entire technology category is defunct, then VMware has kindly obliged, finally making good on its promise to offer a viable mobile virtualization platform with the announcement at VMworld 2012 of Horizon Mobile iOS. Continue reading VMworld 2012 – Horizon Mobile (Application Management)
Distributed desktop virtualization start up MokaFive has carved a niche for itself by simplifying the task of delivering enterprise IT managed Windows desktop environments to Apple Mac hardware without the additional cost and complexity of VDI environments. Continue reading MokaFive Goes Mobile – Extends MokaFive Suite to iPad
Thin client vendor Wyse Technology has bought Montréal’s Trellia Networks in a bid to strengthen its software portfolio and diversify into SaaS based mobile device management (MDM) in a deal that the company said will extend its vision of “MDM made easy.” Continue reading News: Wyse Buys Trellia and into Mobile Management