IBM expands mobile capabilities with Worklight
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IBM completed its acquisition of Worklight and announced the news at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. By combining capabilities, IBM and Worklight aim to help CIOs fulfill what analysts say is their #2 priority – to improve mobile capability.
This likely involves a two-pronged approach: first, organizations need a comprehensive mobile solution to provide a better experience for customers interacting on a variety of smartphone and tablet devices; second, businesses may also need to support the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practice of their employees.
Accomplishing these mobile goals is a tall order, but IBM and Worklight offer software capabilities to do just that. These mobile enterprise capabilities help organizations build mobile applications, connect them securely to back-end systems, manage mobile devices and applications, and extend and transform their businesses on mobile. Worklight and IBM experts introduced IBM’s mobile strategy at the IBM Application Developer Conference during Mobile World Congress. For those of us not lucky enough to have traveled to lovely Barcelona, we can view the event’s strategy presentation by Bob Sutor, vice president of IBM Mobile, from his blog or on the Slideshare presentation below.
In addition, Sutor describes the challenges of building a mobile enterprise and how to get a good start with security controls and standards in an interview in IBM Smart SOA & BPM Newsletter. And InformationWeek features a webcast this month on “Harnessing the Power of Mobile in the Enterprise” with Ron Perry, CTO of Worklight, and Dirk Nicol, program director of IBM Mobile Strategy and Product Management. The IBM Mobile Enterprise web site has additional information on the various software and services available.