The Friday Notebook: February 24, 2017

Featuring MobileIron IoT, Teradici restructuring, a podcast with Jon Rolls, and more. Next week: Mobile World Congress.

Here’s what happened and what was interesting in the enterprise mobility and end user computing space in the week leading up to February 24, 2017.

This week was a little quieter than last week, which featured news from RSA. Next week is Mobile World Congress, which could bring a variety of interesting EMM, device, and carrier announcements. (Or it could just bring boring announcements. We’ll see.)


At their analyst day, MobileIron announced a new IoT division. You can read my full coverage here, but the bottom line is that I think it’s a good fit, as they’re concentrating on defined industry verticals, not attempting to bolt it onto EUC. Also from the analyst day, they’re at 13,000 customers, with about 6,000 of them using MobileIron cloud. Recently, they shared the good news that they reached cash flow break even.

Earlier this year I wrote about Appaloosa, an up-and-coming French MAM provider; this week they released support for Android Enterprise (formerly Android for Work).

Normally I don’t report on iPhone rumors, but the latest are that the iPhone 8 will have some new sensors, including infrared transmitting and receiving modules, allowing it to do full 3D imaging. (Via MacRumors.) Every new sensor opens up more business opportunities—something that enterprises should be aware of in their mobility strategies.

Citrix Receiver for Android 3.11 lets you create your own virtual channel. Cool!

Speaking of Citrix, XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 are out, and Citrix is creating a new Online Reviewers Guide (instead of the old PDF).

OneDrive is getting differential sync in Q2. (Via Mary Jo Foley.) To quote a lot of people on Twitter: “About time!”

Our blog posts

Gabe: Teradici layoff, restructuring separates VDI and Cloud endeavors. Last week I heard news that Teradici had laid off a number of employees, including Randy Groves. I got in touch with CEO Dan Cordingley, and this is what I learned.

Jack: MobileIron is getting into IoT, and it’s a good fit for them. We also examine the relationship between IoT and EUC. Podcast #127: Jon Rolls joins to talk about Ivanti and all things Windows AppSense recently became Ivanti, so it was time to catch up, plus there just always seems to be a lot of Windows ideas to talk about.

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