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IBM Expands MobileFirst Offering

David Murphy

ibm mobile firstIBM has expanded its IBM MobileFirst portfolio with a suite of new services focused on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement and management.

The new services include IBM Mobile Infrastructure Consulting Services, designed to help enterprises evaluate their existing mobile infrastructure environment, identify gaps and build a comprehensive mobile strategy and roadmap that meets their business and technical needs.

IBM Mobile Application Platform Management Services will help clients build, configure and fully manage their developer community’s app developer environment. IBM Mobile Device Procurement and Deployment Services aims to help clients simplify the selection and ordering of devices and install the client’s tailored platforms, apps and service components.

IBM Mobile Managed Mobility Services, the company says, will provide enterprises with scalable, secure, reliable and flexible management of their mobile infrastructure and wireless endpoints, with the aim of reducing 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.

Mobile Collaboration Services is a suite of productivity solutions including email, instant messaging, voice and video that aims to enable mobile employees to exchange information, locate experts and become more productive.

Finally, IBM Smart and Embedded Device Security is intended to help enterprises secure their emerging mobile applications, and enable device manufacturers to address concerns around safety, stability, service cost and intellectual property protection of smart and embedded devices. IBM says it will use threat modelling, source code analysis and penetration testing of device and applications, including firmware and kernel module security, to identify and fix vulnerabilities.