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Jul 23 2014   4:55PM GMT

Word of the Day: mobile desktop virtualization

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Word of the Day

Mobile desktop virtualization is the delivery of a virtual machine (VM) image to run business applications on a tablet or smartphone. To the end user, the software applications on the VM — as well as the operating system (OS) and the data associated with the applications — appear as if they are being served from the mobile device. In reality, they are all being served from a data center. When the session ends, the applications will no longer be available on the mobile device and any sensitive data from the session will be stored in the data center and erased from the device.

Quote of the Day

“…running a Windows desktop or application on a mobile device often results in a usability death spiral where users must excessively pan to see missing parts of the screen, or pinch and zoom to access dialog boxes or radio buttons.” – Matt Kosht

Related Terms

desktop virtualization
mobile device management (MDM)
native app
context menu
virtual desktop

Related Tags

Mobile desktop virtualizationEnterprise mobile device management

Required Reading

Mobile desktop virtualization benefits and challenges: Security vs. ease of use
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