IBM announces Mobile Foundation-- a software and services portfolio designed to help enterprises go mobile through the use of laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The portfolio builds on offerings from recent IBM purchase Worklight, the cross-platform mobile development tool vendor. Also on the Mobile Foundation menus are bring-your-own-device (BYOD) management products and strategy and deployment services.
Capabilities within Mobile Foundation include IBM Worklight (mobile app development and integration tools), Endpoint Manager (security software spanning from servers to mobile devices), WebSphere Cast Iron (allows the linking of mobile apps to clouds and back-end infrastructure) and Quick Win Pilot (services for mobile strategy assessment and deployment).
IBM says enterprise mobility represents a $22 billion market opportunity-- one it expects to grow to reach $36bn by 2015.