VMware's AirWatch acquisition providing mobile technology to combine with VMware products
VMware’s chief technology officer for end-user computing, Kit Colbert, spelled out some general ideas in a blog post
that represent architecture and technology integration plans related to AirWatch that he said would come in “phases.” VMware also is making available a video presentation
about its idea here. But details and commitment on timeframes isn’t likely to be disclosed until VMware’s VMworld Conference
in San Francisco in the summer.
“That vision is quite simple: users should be able to access all of their data and apps on any device without compromise, and IT should be able to seamlessly and consistently manage and secure all these apps, data, and devices,” Colbert says in his blog today.
“Unfortunately, in today’s environment, users have to compromise a lot as they switch between devices, in terms of capabilities and application support. Similarly desktop and mobility management have little in common, usually driven by separate IT teams with different areas of expertise.”