July 18th, 2012
by Thor Olavsrud, Computer World
When it comes to things that keep CIOs up at night, mobility, particularly bring your own device (BYOD), is at the top of the list or near it. Mobile device management (MDM) products and services are often the reflexive response to the need for more secure mobile computing, but in many ways that's like using a chainsaw rather than a scalpel to perform surgery. A growing number of secure mobile solution providers say the answer to BYOD is not to control the device, but to control the data.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) specialist Desktone is also using virtualization to solve the BYOD puzzle, but with an approach that differs from Red Bend's. Rather than virtualizing the phone, Desktone is virtualizing users' desktop computers and deliver them as a service, giving them the ability to access that virtual desktop via different devices, from a physical desktop or laptop to a tablet or smartphone.
"Rather than managing devices, it's more about managing users," says Danny Allan, CTO of Desktone and former directory of security research for IBM.
Read Thor's full article on Computer World.