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Mobile enterprise application delivery struggles to catch on
This article is part of the Modern Mobility issue of February 2016 issue, Volume 2, Issue 2
App refactoring, virtual mobile infrastructure and desktop virtualization all appear to be candidates to help IT administrators deliver traditional PC apps to users on their mobile devices. The reality, according to Matt Kosht, an IT manager based in Alaska, is that none of them is really a viable option for large-scale mobile enterprise application delivery. App refactoring is not mature enough yet, and virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is very niche. Desktop and app virtualization on mobile devices can't hold a candle to what enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools can do, either. Here, Kosht dishes on these enterprise application delivery techniques, including why most simply aren't practical despite a few potential use cases. What does modern mobility mean to you? Being able to get to your data wherever you happen to be. What is the current state of app refactoring? It's just one of those things that sounds awesome on paper, but the reality is pretty different. It's got some appeal with the one or two legacy apps you've...
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