VMware and LG team up on mobile virtualisation

The companies will seek to incorporate virtualisation technology into smartphones, to address the challenge of employees who access corporate sites through different devices
Written by Kevin Kwang, Contributor

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.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see VMware, LG make mobile virtualization a reality on ZDNet Asia.

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