Enterprise IT vendor IBM has added new features to its IBM MobileFirst portfolio focusing on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement and management.
On the other hand, the 2013 version of IBM MobileFirst focused on enterprises to assist them in streamlining and accelerating mobile adoption.
In 2014, IBM will leverage its software acquisitions and new Cloud capabilities to offer flexibility and choices, including mobility as-a-service solutions to clients.
“The expansion of our mobility services portfolio demonstrates our investments in building the full breadth of capabilities clients need to radically transform and grow their business through mobile,” said Rich Esposito, general manager, Mobility Services, IBM Global Technology Services.
New IBM MobileFirst portfolio features
IBM infrastructure consulting services will assist enterprises to evaluate their mobile infrastructure environment, identify gaps and build a comprehensive mobile strategy and roadmap that meets their business and technical needs.
Application platform management services will help clients build, configure and fully manage their developer community’s app dev environment, supported by both software and a skilled team of experts.
Device procurement and deployment services allow clients to simplify the selection and ordering of devices and install the client’s tailored platforms, apps and service components. Devices can be shipped directly to employees and include services for ongoing secure management, customer service and predefined refresh cycles with disposal or repurposing.
IBM managed mobility service helps clients reduce the risk, complexity and cost of managing their bring your own device (BYOD) and corporate device programs while freeing up the client’s IT resources to focus on core business needs. This service features MaaS360 from IBM’s acquisition of Fiberlink, along with an ecosystem of IBM business partners to deliver cloud-based solutions.
Mobile network service offers understanding of resources required to deploy reliable network infrastructure to support the demands of their mobile business. Clients can identify the new components and design considerations that must be taken into account to establish a secure mobile enterprise.
Mobile collaboration services provide productivity solutions including email, instant messaging, voice and video that enable mobile employees to exchange information, locate experts and become more productive. Clients can benefit from design, implementation and managed services to help them stay connected and perform business transactions from any mobile device.
Mobile virtualization services enable clients to leverage virtualization to design, implement and manage distributed end users. Using this service, end users can access platform independent, hosted applications and full client images.
IBM Smart and Embedded Device Security assists enterprises to secure their mobile applications and enables device manufacturers to address concerns around safety, stability, service cost and intellectual property protection of smart and embedded devices.
IBM uses threat modeling, source code analysis and penetration testing of device and application, including firmware and kernel module security, to identify and fix vulnerabilities. This enables the client to prevent hackers from gaining root access to their devices and increases the integrity and availability of their security services.