10 Myths About Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

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Myth #1: Cellular coverage is not good enough for VMI.

With VMI, all applications live in a private data center or the cloud. Employees access these apps via a remote client app that runs on multiple mobile operating systems. Thus, you need a cellular connection or Wi-Fi to use VMI. Detractors claim that cellular coverage isn't widespread enough to make VMI practical.

That might have been true 10 years ago. Today, high-speed cellular coverage is ubiquitous in developed countries. Go to OpenSignal and look at the availability of 3G and 4G coverage in your area. Are there dead zones? Of course! But if you have employees working in the Wyoming wilderness or boonies of Belarus, Lifshitz wagers, that BYOD is the least of their concerns.

"Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) has created a cluster-jam for the business world, and virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is the latest technology to confront this challenge. The struggle is more cultural than technological – against VMI, commentators have spun a web of myths. Israel Lifshitz, founder and CEO of Nubo, has taken on the mission to set the record straight.

According to Lifshitz, we need to reexamine VMI because conventional "enterprise mobility" has failed. Mobile device management (MDM), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile application management (MAM) have all sputtered. IT professionals complain of poor user experiences, low adoption, high costs and insufficient security. It often feels like vendors are trying to band-aid device-based BYOD with a new acronym per year. That won't work.

Knowing that enterprise mobility users are overwhelmingly dissatisfied, Lifshitz examines the myths that might deter organizations from trying VMI.

 

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