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Big Blue Goes Big On Mobile – buys Worklight
Jonathan Distad    

Today IBM announced the intent to purchase, Worklight, an Israeli mobile platform company.  From their press release:

In a move that will help expand the enterprise mobile capabilities it offers to clients, IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Worklight, a privately held Israeli-based provider of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

With this acquisition, IBM’s mobile offerings will span mobile application development, integration, security and management. Worklight will become an important piece of IBM’s mobility strategy, offering clients an open platform that helps speed the delivery of existing and new mobile applications to multiple devices. It also helps enable secure connections between smartphone and tablet applications with enterprise IT systems.

IBM has worked hard and fast to help make mobile a better experience for both customers and end users.  Developer will like this because of the full development lifestyle – from server side, to services, to device.  How this will be threaded and valued among the likes of Mobile Portal Accelerator and mobile themes, are yet to be seen and I think IBM says it best for itself:

Worklight Builds on IBM’s Comprehensive Mobile Software and Services Offerings
Ubiquitous connectivity provides businesses with unique opportunities to better connect with their customer base, interact with external users and employees in more efficient ways, drive productivity and reach new audiences. IBM’s strategy is to offer its customers a complete set of the software and services they need to effectively bring mobile devices into their business infrastructure. These capabilities include:

  • Build and Connect Mobile Applications:  The explosive growth of mobile has created a fragmented landscape for enterprises to support, often with limited budgets and skills.  IBM’s development and integration tools, complemented by Worklight, help clients to develop mobile applications and their supporting infrastructures for a variety of platforms just once – including Apple iOS and Google Android – while offering capabilities to securely connect to corporate IT systems.
  • Manage and Secure Mobile Devices: As Bring Your Own Device or “BYOD” gains popularity, IT departments are looking to find an efficient and secure way to enable employees’ use of mobile devices in the work place. Rather than implement a separate infrastructure solely for mobile devices, IBM’s offerings are helping customers deliver a single solution that effectively manages and secures all endpoints.  These unified capabilities can now extend from servers and laptops, to smartphones and tablets.
  • Extend Existing Capabilities and Capitalize on New Business Opportunities: The rapid adoption of mobile computing is also creating demand for organizations to extend their current business capabilities to mobile devices, while capitalizing on the new opportunities that mobile devices uniquely provide. For instance, IBM’s software, services and industry frameworks offer clients the ability to use mobile to engage with their customers around growing business opportunities such as analytics, commerce and social business applications.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ibm-advances-mobile-capabilities-with-acquisition-of-worklight-138390024.html

 



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