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Enterprise mobility news recap: April 20 – 24

  • Maddie Cook By

AirWatch employees enjoy both mobile devices and popsicles

This past week was full of significant reports as the earnings from Q1 were reported to the public. Mobile payments are making leeway into innovative companies, and Facebook’s mobile user base is continuing to increase.

  • To celebrate a solid performance in VMware earnings from the first quarter, AirWatch employees in Atlanta and Milton Keynes enjoyed some tasty treats. The first quarter earnings of 2015 were a 13 percent increase from 2014. Earlier in the week, VMware executives participated in an earnings call where they spoke to the strength of the end user computing portfolio and its contribution to overall earnings.
  • Leaders are setting trends in mobile payments. Apple, Starbucks and Disney have all invested in the mobile payments market. In this infographic by Cite World, information is presented that predicts mobile wallet growth over the next year. In the infographic, a Forrester Research graph shares that by 2019, US mobile transactions will amount to $142 billion.
  • New York Times reports that Facebook has collected some recent statistics that continue to highlight the fact that its users are mobile. People are no longer accessing and over 50 percent of its advertising revenue stems from mobile ads.
  • Two analyst reports have been released this week that highlight the market strength of VMware’s end user computing products, including AirWatch and Socialcast. Read about the Radicati report on the EMM Market Quadrant and G2 Crowd’s Grid for Social Collaboration Products.
  • Amazon’s Q1 earnings surprised many financial analysts this past week during the earnings call. The cloud-computing company reported high numbers for Amazon Web Services. Read the Wall Street Journal’s take on the reporting.
  • Google hosted a Chrome Live event this past Wednesday. During the event, the technology company announced new features being added to Chrome for Work and Android for Work, and it also announced the new Chromebox. Read more about the event and how Google works with enterprise mobility.
Maddie Cook

Maddie Cook

Maddie has a variety of journalism experience as a science and technology reporter, editorial editor and production manager. As a writer for the AirWatch blog, Maddie looks forward to being a resource for mobility professionals.

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