This is our weekly log of everything that’s happened in the EUC, EMM, and desktop virtualization space, collected and co-written by Jack and Gabe.
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Atlantis Computing has been quiet for the last year or so, and there were rumors that the company was struggling. Word came this week that Atlantis Computing has sold off certain assets to HiveIO, a software-defined PaaS company that can surely use what Atlantis brings to the table. The press release is careful to note that only certain assets were purchased, so the actual state of Atlantis Computing is still up in the air. We reached out for comment, but haven’t heard back. If there is any news to follow up on, we will. In the meantime, there is a talented bunch of people from Atlantis that might be looking for work, and we wish them luck.
Parallels released their latest version of Parallels Mac Management 6 for Microsoft SCCM. The latest version supports SCCM’s Software Metering, remote wipe/lock, scheduled software deployments, as well as many tweaks in response to customer feedback. If you’re Windows management is top notch, but your Mac management needs a jump start, you should check it out.
Here are some selected earnings in our space:
- Google Cloud is growing. Okay, so there weren’t many specific numbers, but they said they had three times as many $500,000-plus deals in Q2 than in the same period last year, and company-wide it’s the division doing the most hiring. (Here’s a summary via Recode.) Combined with last week’s expanded partnership with Citrix, their recent partnership with Nutanix, and their big conference in March, this is another sign that Google is serious about enterprise IT.
- Microsoft posted plenty of cloud growth (here’s more detail from Mary Jo Foley) and Enterprise Mobility + Security is up to 52,000 customers. Brad Anderson also wrote a blog post about how engineering is now rewarded based on usage metrics.
- MobileIron has over 15,000 customers now, and 75% of their new customers are choosing cloud deployment. They had a slight miss on their billings number, attributed to a one-time sales execution stumble, but overall they continue to be optimistic and continue to post double digit percentage year over year revenue growth.
Our blog posts
Jack: Just what is a “Workspace”? So many products in our space use the term “Workspace.” Sometimes it makes sense, sometimes it doesn’t.
Gabe: What does VMware have in store for Windows 10 Unified Endpoint Management at VMworld 2017? Plenty of people like the UEM concept, but IT still needs more help getting from traditional Windows management to MDM/UEM for Windows 10. What will VMware deliver?
Jack: Machine learning hype is growing, but there’s no need for IT to worry. Machine learning won’t cause the same types of headaches as BYOD and consumerization, and IT should have plenty of time to vet any new products.
Gabe: Send us your GeekOut 365 feedback and ideas for new content. Now that GeekOut 365 has been launched, we’re gearing up for our next release of content. At the same time, we want to know what changes you’d like to see us make. Here’s how you can help.