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Enterprise Mobility Technology
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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Mobility Technology
Date  Report
Nov 15
Salesforce and its rivals including IBM and Red Hat are rolling out similar cloud services in the form of DevOps automation, management, and configuration, recognizing the industry is moving into the next phase of cloud development.

Nov 14
IBM will focus key 2018 cloud initiatives on new services, tools, and architectures which support cloud-native paradigms that meet DevOps’ requirements for automation and infrastructure abstraction in their quest for CICD.

Nov 10
Salesforce’s power-to-the-people moto is backed by portfolio-wide rebranding with its most cherished brand, Force, renamed Lightning – illustrating UX and its ability to meet coders and non-coders alike while addressing modern app development needs.

Nov 1
By fully integrating its Identity Manager product into AirWatch, VMware has eased the process of enabling AirWatch customers to deploy Workspace One, which has seen tepid adoption beyond VMware's largest customers.

Oct 18
Huawei launched its flagship Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones with an emphasis on AI, custom silicon, and imaging capabilities. The Mate 10 Pro should make some inroads in Europe and be a big hit in China. No U.S. distribution was listed.

Oct 9
Oracle may be late to the cloud party, but its core integration and API platform serves as a strong foundation for its modern app development plans.

Oct 6
At its annual Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle made several enhancements to its Cloud Platform presenting enterprise developers with new opportunities around blockchain, mobility, and serverless computing via integration and API management innovations.

Sep 29
Enterprise IoT technology providers, in response to customer concerns over IoT costs and complexity, are taking matters into their own hands, creating prebuilt solutions specific to discrete IoT use cases and simplifying development processes.

Sep 29
SAP is combining its PaaS and business apps strengths, enhanced through cognitive intelligence and presented to enterprises as solutions. The analytics innovations, along with RAD tools, are being fulfilled via partner technologies.

Sep 14
Application platform providers have big plans for the IoT market segment, playing a crucial role in the ecosystem alongside partners that need core integration and messaging platforms.

Aug 30
VMware's VMworld 2017 announcements highlight the vendor's effort to extend its lead in unified endpoint management as well as extend its position into business analytics and endpoint compliance management.

Aug 23
While VMware AirWatch gets to promote itself as the first UEM vendor capable of full Chromebook device management, its first-mover advantage likely won't last long, and the technical and cost details may dissuade key target customer segments.

Aug 22
Google’s Chrome Enterprise OS launched today with links to Active Directory and AirWatch and covering Chrome and Android devices. The proposition could disintermediate network operators that offer enterprise mobility, and later IoT, services.

Jul 25
Despite perceived slow uptake and minimal awareness, VMware's End-User Computing group is positioning itself as both visionary and strategic, winning the largest deals because it solves IT's most complex business enablement problems.

Jul 7
The developer-oriented Salesforce TrailheaDX conference helped demonstrate how new platforms continue to democratize app development, including advanced AI technologies for CRM apps.

Jun 30
Progress Software soundly rounds out its mobile offering, which is heavy on front-end tools, and addresses backend developers through its acquisition of leading backend-as-a-service player Kinvey.

Jun 22
BlackBerry has begun the arduous process of augmenting its EMM portfolio in areas like Office 365, analytics, and IoT, to better compete with its increasingly broad rivals, but the former handset maker has a long way to go.

Jun 12
Overall, EMM/UEM vendor MobileIron is in a strong competitive position. Like competitors, it is also pushing into security for IoT devices and data. Its IoT strategy is measured and achievable, but success demands a focused, disciplined approach.


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