Modern Mobility:

mobile application management


June 26, 2017  4:23 PM

BlackBerry software business takes a hit

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
BlackBerry, Enterprise mobility, mobile application management

BlackBerry's reinvention as a software company isn't going so well. The BlackBerry software business shrunk in the first quarter, falling short of analysts' expectations in the process. Those results came just days after the company announced a slew of enhancements to

October 4, 2016  9:16 PM

BlackBerry joins AppConfig Community (finally)

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, BlackBerry, Citrix, Enterprise mobility, mobile application management

The AppConfig Community's membership ranks continue to grow. BlackBerry, newly freed from its hardware chains, has joined AppConfig, a vendor consortium that promotes the...


August 10, 2016  4:32 PM

Citrix and Microsoft make a formidable mobile tag team

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, Citrix, Enterprise mobility, IBM, Microsoft, mobile application management, MobileIron, VMware, windows intune, XenMobile

The battle lines have been drawn in the enterprise mobility management market. On one side we have the AppConfig Community, whose member vendors want to standardize mobile application management (MAM) through the use of built-in features at the operating system level. Standards do a lot to help...


June 8, 2016  12:35 PM

Make mobile data protection your security centerpiece

Eddie Lockhart Eddie Lockhart Profile: Eddie Lockhart
BYOD, mobile application management, Mobile devices

Mobile data protection requires IT to handle a lot of moving parts. Devices and users move between different locations -- often outside the office -- and the data itself moves between devices, files and applications. Safeguarding mobile data is extra complicated because there is so much variety...


May 24, 2016  11:36 PM

Citrix: ‘We have not committed’ to AppConfig

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, Citrix, Citrix Synergy, IBM, mobile application management, MobileIron, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- Citrix is considering membership in the AppConfig Community but has not yet decided to join. That's the word from Manoj Raisinghani, vice president of product marketing for Citrix's mobility platforms. He discussed the company's thought process around joining AppConfig during an...


May 6, 2016  3:20 PM

BlackBerry, Citrix to join AppConfig Community

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Citrix, IBM, mobile application management, VMware

Any successful effort to establish technology standards needs buy-in from all major stakeholders. The AppConfig Community, which aims to promote mobile application management standards, is about to take significant steps towards that goal. BlackBerry and Citrix will join AppConfig, according to...


March 29, 2016  7:52 PM

Citrix has abandoned Dynamic Containerization for public apps

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele
AirWatch, Apple, Citrix, Citrix Synergy, IBM, mobile application management, MobileIron, VMware, XenMobile

Remember last year's Citrix Synergy, where Citrix previewed new technology that could containerize any mobile app on the fly? It really got people talking. Typically, developers have to build different versions of their apps to work with different mobile application management (MAM) products....


September 3, 2015  1:35 PM

The IT version of an NFL lockout

Carl Setterlund Carl Setterlund Profile: Carl Setterlund
Application containerization, iPhone, mobile application management, mobile device management, twitter

As the lead NFL reporter at ESPN, Adam Schefter is no stranger to breaking news, but it usually relates to injuries, trades and other transactions involving NFL teams and players. On Aug. 21, Schefter instead found himself reporting on -- and directly involved in -- an IT snafu around mobile device...


June 10, 2015  7:16 AM

Mobility lays down the law

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
mobile application management, Mobile security

When my fiancé recently started his first job out of law school, his firm asked whether he wanted to use a company-owned BlackBerry or his own iPhone for work. Stephen chose the path many users do: bring your own device. IT then took the iPhone from him for an entire day, enrolled it in the...


May 28, 2015  7:00 AM

Mobile application management untangles work, personal data

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones
mobile application management

Personal mobile devices and applications are woven into the enterprise, and they have created a tangled web. In many cases when workers use their own smartphones and tablets to access corporate resources, enterprise and consumer applications may be intertwined on the same device. Without the...


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