10 Myths About Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

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Lack of Security

Myth #9: VMI isn't more secure than the alternatives.

Skeptics argue that running apps virtually doesn't elevate security. A hacker could breach the passcode on the remote client app and wreak havoc. That risk is easier to address than the risk of enterprise data stored locally on thousands of personal devices.

By leaving no data on employee devices, VMI removes the weakest link in enterprise security. Whereas IT can fortify data infrastructure against attacks, it cannot do likewise on employee devices. Who would you trust to handle company cybersecurity – your IT department or thousands of employees with various levels of tech savviness?

"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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