This is the MDM landscape half a year ago. SAP got there by acquiring Sybase, Citrix bought Zenprise. Now that IBM has bought Fiberlink, VMware is getting AirWatch. Which leaves MobileIron as the only small and leading player in the market. Who is going to buy them?
Oddly, I would be looking towards Redmond
That would make our lives easier here, as we're looking to MobileIron for some of our SharePoint stuff...
You would hope Microsoft, but I don't think till they get a new CEO appointed that will happen. Probably another market they will miss because no over there was paying attention.
And what's about Good Technology?
From a technology point of view, with MobileIron Microsoft would have to integrate an appliance based on CentOS, Tomcat, MySQL/Postgres. Not quite the same direction as buying the Windows Phone based business of a device maker, but - who knows?
@Ingo: Not that I think, that Good may acquire MobileIron, but is MobileIron "the only small and leading player in the market"? Good may be good for another acquisition...
I am missing Cisco (Meraki) in this map, this was also a good acquisition (by cisco) two years ago...
People mention Redmond, but have you noticed that they're not even on the chart? I suppose that's why they *have* to buy.
Well, you'd have to ask Gartner why they don't consider Windows Intune a MDM.
Wasn't Microsoft interested in a "niche player" lately?
Has somebody insights into the latest activities of Oracle? Last year, they have bought the startup BitzerMobile (comparable functionality to Good). Not that BitzerMobile was an leading player before the acquisition ...
In this market, the technology standards are relatively level. Especially in the iOS management space. If you want to win big, you need to buy the leaders
How about Google? Or what about Computer Associates?
Or HP or BMC?
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