WALTHAM, Mass.--(Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced the availability of a new IDC White Paper, sponsored by Red Bend. Titled “Mobile Virtualization: Accelerating Innovation in Next-Generation Services,” the paper predicts an unprecedented opportunity for the use of virtualization technology in the next generation of mobile phones and connected devices. The paper was published in September 2012.)--
“Mobile Virtualization: Accelerating Innovation in Next-Generation Services.”
According to the IDC white paper, virtualization technology will go beyond smartphones and tablets, becoming the core technology to enable the “Internet of things,” including the growing number of wirelessly connected devices, sensors and machines. IDC believes that by 2020, approximately 30 billion devices will be connected, each requiring cost-effective use of software, integration with legacy systems, enhanced security and faster time to market. Mobile Virtualization will play a significant role in solving these issues in the next generation of smart devices for a number of reasons, including lowering the bill of materials (BOM) on mobile devices, ensuring security for employee-chosen devices and enabling the reuse of existing software assets.
The report analyzes how the mobile industry must move aggressively to leverage Type-1 mobile hypervisors to take advantage of new market opportunities, including:
- Enterprise: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Automotive Industry: Faster Time to Market
- Manufacturing: Extending Investment in Software
- Consumers: Securing the Digital Life
This IDC white paper can be downloaded at: “Mobile Virtualization: Accelerating Innovation in Next-Generation Services.”
About Red Bend Software
Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management, device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide trust Red Bend with their most important assets—the mobile and connected devices their consumers depend on.