Enterprise Mobility News Roundup Oct 5-Oct 11

Oct 5-Oct 11

Just in case you missed it here’s what happened in Enterprise Mobility last week:

Enterprise Mobility 2015: BYOD, Cloud, Social, Big Data and Application Management – Reportlinker Review- One of the biggest challenges for enterprise today is optimizing mobility to realize business strategies and integrate disparate technologies in a blended manner. Major factors driving enterprise mobility today include Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), enterprise Cloud management, social networking, and application management.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says company will ‘think twice’ about staying in hardware market if Android-powered Priv bombs- BlackBerry CEO John Chen has admitted that the company’s hardware division may be on its last warning with the upcoming Android-powered BlackBerry Priv, with the company more or less betting the farm on the change of operating system. Speaking at the Code Mobile conference in California, Chen said that BlackBerry needs to start making a profit in hardware next year, or he’ll need to start making some tough decisions about its future.

Surface Book gives PC Market a Shot in the Arm– Microsoft’s first Windows laptop, the Surface Book, takes on Apple’s MacBook Pro and its two new Lumia phones may give Blackberry more trouble. Microsoft made a surprise device launch with a business focused laptop, the Surface Book, which could draw the attention of enterprise IT and compete with Apple MacBooks. At its much anticipated Windows 10 Devices event in New York this week, Microsoft introduced a slew of new devices, most notably, the business-focused Surface Pro 4, and two new Lumia smartphones along with its first ever laptop, the Surface Book.

OPSWAT Announces the Gears Mobile App– OPSWAT today announced the launch of the Gears mobile app for iPhone® and AndroidTM. The Gears platform already provides enterprise-wide monitoring and management for the security and posture of desktops, laptops, virtual machines and servers. The addition of the mobile app now positions Gears to meet the needs of both consumers who want to improve the health and security of their mobile devices and organizations attempting to provide security and device attestation for an increasingly mobile workforce.

AT&T, IBM Hook Mobile Workers Up with Secure Data, Network, Cloud– AT&T and IBM have partnered to offer a secure, end-to-end mobile workforce platform in the cloud. Timed to coincide with an AT&T Cybersecurity report and conference in New York, the bundled offering handles security for device, network, and data. The companies are calling the four-part solution a reference architecture, and it incorporates several cloud elements also released in the past month.

Microsoft: ‘We didn’t just smash Windows 7 and 8 together to make 10’– “We didn’t just create Windows 10 by smashing 7 and 8 together,” said Robert Epstein, Windows 10 launch lead at Microsoft. The – somewhat defensive – comment was made at Microsoft’s opening keynote slot at IP EXPO today, at which the firm was keen to emphasize the enterprise utility of the latest iteration of its new operating system.

Tangoe Upgraded by Zacks to Hold– Tangoe (NASDAQ:TNGO) was upgraded by Zacks from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings Net reports. According to Zacks, “Tangoe, Inc. is a global provider of communications lifecycle management software and related services. The Company markets software to help companies manage and control their fixed and mobile communications assets and costs.

Matrix42 and Mobylla announce enterprise mobility partnership– Matrix42, a top provider of software for workspace management, today announced that it has partnered with Mobylla, a supplier of mobility solutions. Together they will offer end-to-end solutions for mobile device management. Under the terms of the agreement Mobylla will promote Silverback by Matrix42 and Matrix42 Mobile Silver to its extensive enterprise client base.