Mobility is defined mainly by who you ask to define it. For instance, ask Citrix and mobility is all about apps, desktops and data on any device. Ask Cisco and mobility might be about wireless. If you ask other folks in the industry, you will learn that mobility is about mobile device management. Ask me and I say mobility is about all three of them combined and not separated as they fulfill a complimentary role to one another.
Desktop virtualization is definitely a building block when it comes to mobility. The influx of mobile devices from smartphones to tablets has invaded enterprises and users have demanded their applications, desktops and data to be accessible on these devices. Desktop virtualization directly addresses these concerns and enables the user access to applications, desktops and data on any device. Still, that is not the sole definition of mobility. How do we control these devices? How do we separate personal data from business data and how do we secure it, encrypt it, remotely wipe it? All these questions and more lead me into Mobile Device Management, aka MDM.
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tags: Citrix Related Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Mobile Device Management (MDM) Smartphones Tablets Wireless