10 Myths About Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

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Offline Access

Myth #2: People need the ability to work offline.

Even if your employees have applications installed locally on their devices, most apps still require an Internet connection to function properly. Facebook, the world's most popular app, will do nothing at all without connectivity. YouTube and Google Search are useless without bars.

No one complains about those apps. And no, mobile devices don't have the capacity to store a CRM or ERP database locally. The storage requirements are immense and the security concerns are even bigger. Offline access isn't an advantage any more than offline access is a disadvantage.

"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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