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Enterprise Mobility Recap

Enterprise mobility news recap: Nov. 18 – 22

  • Scott Solomon By

Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

  • It’s not Shark Week, but it might as well be for the enterprise mobility industry. Jack Gold, founder of J. Gold Associates, writes in a VentureBeat guest post that “most small mobile technology vendors will not independently survive beyond 2-3 years” but pure players like AirWatch will survive.
  • AirWatch is heating up, according to Business Insider. Find out what makes AirWatch one of the 17 hottest enterprise mobility startups.
  • Will Android provide a big enough Band-Aid to help heal BlackBerry’s ailing company? ZDNet’s Steven J. Vaughn Nichols explores BlackBerry’s adoption of Android applications.
  • “Where we still see IT behind is in content and collaboration,” says John Marshall in InformationWeek’s Nov. 18 piece titled “Consumerization 2.0 and IT’s Only Road to Relevance.”
  • The NFL football season is in full swing. See how the Washington Redskins are using AirWatch Mobile Device Management to distribute and protect playbooks to team members and staff.
  • It’s all systems go for $7.3 billion Nokia-Microsoft deal, Reuters reports.
  • Best in Biz Awards names AirWatch Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and John Marshall takes home the bronze for Executive of the Year.
  • LG is flexing its muscle with a new curved smartphone release. Smartphone manufactures prepare to bend, reports the Washington Post, in what is turning into an odd tech limbo.
  • Watch AirWatch’s Alan Dabbiere speak with CTIA’s John Walls about personal vs. corporate data and how companies should start thinking about taking a more holistic approach or “collective mobility strategies.”
  • Does your company have a strong mobile strategy? Only half of all large companies do, according to CIO.com.
  • Intertek, a provider of product testing, deployed AirWatch to their devices to keep client specifications and reports confidential. See why Danica Goss of Intertek said, “I definitely feel confident that we have a secure system” with AirWatch.
  • The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss., has run AirWatch for the past 18 months, and together are working to automate and support Operation Blue Roof, which is one of FEMA’s disaster relief programs that helps provide temporary roofing immediately following a natural disaster.

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Scott Solomon

Scott Solomon

Scott Solomon is an Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate who has spent the past six years studying technology, though his passion for the subject has been lifelong.

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