BrianMadden.com Podcast #62: Raytheon joined us to talk apps for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

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In this podcast Ashok Sankar, VP of Product Strategy and Development for Raytheon Cyber Products joined us to talk about Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI). We began by wrapping up what happened at the Raytheon conference, and talked in more detail about the use cases for Raytheon's VMI solution.

In this podcast Ashok Sankar, VP of Product Strategy and Development for Raytheon Cyber Products joined us to talk about Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI). We began by wrapping up what happened at the Raytheon conference, and talked in more detail about the use cases for Raytheon’s VMI solution. Oddly enough, they’re the same as RDSH–don’t worry about the endpoint being secure, just secure the mobile application running in the secure environment, apps are running in the datacenter, etc... The difference is that in this case, you’re using a mobile device not to access Windows apps, but to access real mobile apps, designed for mobile devices and used by mobile devices. You can even “run" Android apps on iOS that have visibility to the sensors on the device (GPS, camera, accelerometer, etc…)

  • We learned that they use some skinning type functionality on the client that can make apps look more appropriate for the OS that is accessing them. Even though it’s all Android apps on the backend, they’ve put effort in to make them look more native regardless of the OS.
  • We also talked about applications and about how organizations don’t necessarily want to develop apps for every platform to embrace BYOD, and that this allows companies to focus just on a single platform that they can deploy to any platform. 
  • Also on the topic of applications is that with a solution like VMI, companies don’t have to worry about the complexity of MAM. No special apps, devices, or work/personal containers.
  • We spent a lot of time towards the end talking about how in the future the applications won’t even be the determining factor in how we deliver things. We’ll have data, and we need to do something with that data, and that “something” is what is going to change. Think of spam. When is the last time you went through your spam folder? In 2004 that was a once-a-day activity, but today it’s just done for you. 

 

These conversations with Ashok have been thought-provoking with regards to both the present and the future of mobility and applications, so we highly encourage you to listen to this and the other podcasts in our Raytheon series (here and here).

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