Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox, to tell me about what the company has been doing since our last conversation. He was also proud to inform me that Citrix has invested in Gizmox and is beginning to use Gizmox technology in its access, application and processing virtualization solutions.
What is Gizmox doing?
Gizmox has addressed itself to the challenge companies face when trying to make Windows-based applications available to the ever raising tide of smart handheld devices staff are bringing to the office and customers are using to access company websites. Gizmox thought that if it would be possible to place Windows .NET applications into a virtual environment and then deliver the user interface as a stream of HTML5 commands, those applications would be available to any device sporting an HTML5 compliant Web Browser.
The company is offering a set of mobile development tools that address this need. It is even offering a tool that will automatically translate .NET-based applications without requiring a great deal of expertise or that the customer rewrite applications.
The information technology group within most medium and large organizations holds the charter to make sure that IT-based solutions function in a reliable, safe, secure and highly available fashion. Unfortunately, since the budgets and staff of most IT organizations have been reduced, many IT executives believe this is a mandate to maintain the status quo.
This also means that these IT staff members see the use of Smartphones, Tablets and non-Windows laptops as an attack on that status quo. They have tried to stem the tide of these devices entering the company, but, typically they've failed. Why? Because some of the biggest users of this technology are senior executives.
The IT staff members don't believe that they have the skills or the tools to support these devices. Furthermore, they have developed or acquired a large portfolio of Windows applications that currently support the company's operations and don't have the time or money to rewrite them.
Gizmox is telling these IT people that the Windows applications can be easily modified to become Web- or Cloud-based applications that can work with just about any of these devices since most of them come with HTML5 compliant Web Browsers. Gizmox has even gone to the effort of developing a tool making the process nearly automatic.
While Gizmox's products don't address other issues related to these device, such as device configuration management, data backup, and security, they can be the foundation of a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy.