Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Mar 2-6
Mobile World Congress (MWC) took place this week in Barcelona. Of the notable enterprise mobile news that came about, ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) was launched. This is a new open standard for managing and securing apps, brought about by the partnership of AirWatch, Box, Cisco, Workday, and Xamarin. More enterprise mobile news from MWC is covered here: MDM and EMM news and updates from Mobile World Congress 2015.
► Apple-IBM partnership sprouts latest set of apps at Mobile World Congress
Apple and IBM took advantage of the event to announce even more of their enterprise-ready apps born out of their unlikely partnership. The idea is that Apple will contribute app elegance and user-focused design, where IBM will offer their depth of influence in global enterprises to gain traction. So far initial reactions of their apps have been positive.
► Also at MWC, lots of new mobile devices were revealed, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the HTC One M9, and the Blackphone 2. Here is a list of 18 smartphones that were announced.
► Silent Circle targets the enterprise with its secure Blackphone 2
Speaking of Blackphone, in case you haven’t heard this device aims to be the top offering in mobile security – a truly-guarded app for people concerned about privacy. Now Silent Circle, the company that produces Blackphone, is targeting the enterprise with an addition of secure conference calling software.
► Momentum grows around Microsoft’s Windows 10 for phones
Coming a couple of weeks after the initial announcement of Windows 10, Microsoft is seeing momentum grow for the new OS, in particular what it means for Windows mobile. In case you missed it, the primary goal of Windows 10 is to create a consistent and streamlined user experience across all Windows devices. This means also that developers can create one app codebase and have their software shared amongst tablet, desktop PC, and phone alike.