Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The beginnings of a new S-curve.

Some early indicators that mobile revolution is beginning to spread beyond consumer:

Enterprise mobile software company Enterproid, which lets Android device owners split their phone between business and personal profiles with its Divide software, announced Thursday it has raised $11 million in funding.

“Employees bringing their own devices to work is a growing phenomenon, and Enterproid has found a solution for the challenge it creates for businesses’ privacy and security...”

The functionality, including security features and virtual machine(VM) support, will eventually be built into the hardware. With Andy Grove and Bill Gates gone, it would be interesting to see whether Intel&Microsoft partnership that worked so well in the PC space is going to work again in the mobile enterprise segment. Businesses don't mind ugly devices for their employees as long as the hw/sw combo delivers functionality at a reasonable cost. ARM + Android vs Intel + Win8(x) - it could be a remarkable battle of technologies.

tags: mobile, business, technology, battle, synthesis, security

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