10 Myths About Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

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Limited Use Cases

Myth #8: VMI only works for certain, specific use cases, not common use cases.

Commentators have pegged VMI as a "niche" technology, and they couldn't be more wrong. VMI is designed to replace any enterprise mobility solution.

The standard BYOD use case involves four tools: email, calendar, contacts and documents. That use case is less expensive, more secure and equally user-friendly on VMI.

There are also common use cases that work with VMI but not with MDM. For instance, if you contract out to external developers and researchers, you can't install MDM on their devices. They can't give you administrative rights to their device. VMI, on the other hand, would enable them to access specific apps and data without giving up administrative permissions.

"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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