VMware and LG Electronics have teamed up to bring virtualisation technology to smartphones, according to a VMware executive.
Under the deal, virtualisation specialist VMware will work on ways to incorporate the technology into LG's handsets in a bid to provide flexible, platform-agnostic user access, while safeguarding corporate data. Srinivas Krishnamurti, senior director for mobile solutions at VMware, said the tie-up is meant to address the increasing challenges faced by IT professionals who can no longer dictate the type of mobile devices employees use to access corporate data.
During a conference call briefing on Tuesday, the executive pointed out that, with the rising popularity of handsets like Apple's iPhone and various Android-based smartphones among office workers, IT administrators have to find a way to provision secure access to company data for the myriad devices.
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