VMworld, Oktane, Frame - Friday Notebook, September 1

Also including MobileIron, Cortado, Accenture, Apple, and Android ARCore.

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. VMworld dominated the week, but there was plenty of other activity, too.

Where to find all the VMworld EUC news

There’s a lot to dig through. Here’s our coverage so far:

So what actually happened at the show?

TechTarget again hosted the Best of VMworld Awards—here’s the full list of winners. In the EUC category, Lakeside SysTrack was the winner, and the runners up were ControlUp Insights and Liquidware ProfileUnity with FlexApp. Skycure, a mobile threat defense offering recently acquired by Symantec, won the security division, in another sign that MTD is having a big rise in 2017. The Judges’ Choice award for startups went to Appdome, a mobile app management and mobile integration vendor we covered recently.

Other industry news

Okta Oktane also ran in Las Vegas this week, and Jack covered the main keynote. One of the new features that many enterprises might appreciate is an LDAP interface for the Okta Universal Directory. In addition, Okta MFA now extends to ADFS and RDP, and Okta Single Sign On SKUs now include basic MFA.

MobileIron Core 9.5 is out, and it has improvements for macOS, Android enterprise, Windows 10, and custom branding.

Cortado, the parent company of ThinPrint, announced a new cloud version of their EMM software, called Cortado Cloud. It’s aimed at small businesses in the 50-100 user range, and is based on a new multi-tenant cloud architecture.

Apple announced a partnership with Accenture for enterprise iOS business services. What’s remarkable about this is that partnerships such as these are business as usual—it’s another sign that iOS has been established as an important business platform for years.

Speaking of Apple, the launch event for the next iPhone will be Tuesday, September 12.

Jack has been excited about iOS ARKit, the augmented reality framework coming with iOS 11; now Google has announced a comparable Android framework called ARCore. Many more devices will support it than supported Tango, Google’s previous AR platform.

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