10 Myths About Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

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High Data Plan Costs

Myth #6: The network costs of VMI will be more expensive than local solutions.

If users rely on VMI, won't your company have to pay a ton for data plans? No. In fact, local apps consume far more data than remote apps, which only consume data when employees use them. In testing, Lifshitz' team at Nubo compared a scenario where 30 emails were downloaded, three emails were sent and another three were read. Nubo used about 50 percent of the data used by the local email app.

Think about it: a local email app downloads messages and data 24/7. When someone sends a companywide email with a 40-megabyte attachment (e.g., a longwinded PowerPoint presentation), that will be downloaded to thousands of devices in the organization.

"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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