IBM to Bolster Mobile Management with Fiberlink Acquisition

IBM revealed Wednesday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company. Financial terms were not disclosed at time of the deal’s confirmation. With Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a “complete mobile management and security solution” …   Read More

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IBM to Bolster Mobile Management with Fiberlink AcquisitionIBM revealed Wednesday that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company.

Financial terms were not disclosed at time of the deal’s confirmation.

With Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a “complete mobile management and security solution” through IBM MobileFirst that includes trusted transactions and security intelligence capabilities for mobile apps, users, content and data.

This announcement, IBM says, is another “milestone” in IBM’s strategy to build the industry’s most comprehensive set of mobile capabilities while eliminating barriers to adoption and accelerating the productivity benefits of mobility.

“In a mobile first world, clients require a comprehensive mobile management and security offering. Often times they integrate solutions on their own and take on unnecessary risk,” explains Robert LeBlanc, IBM senior vice president of Middleware Software. “To protect and enhance the complete mobile experience, it’s crucial to secure the app, user, content, data and the transaction. The acquisition of Fiberlink will enable us to offer these expanded capabilities to our clients, making it simple and quick to unlock the full potential of mobility.”

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  1. OmarraByrd

    It is amazing how all of these mainline huge corporations are still not in front of the mobile marketing transition!
    They are not only leaving themselves behind their competitors but they are also leaving a lot of potential sales out there in limbo by not making the move to put mobile marketing as a priority in their advertising and communication with their customers.
    All of their mobile marketing should include optimizing their:
    1. website
    2. email
    3. advertising & communication with customers
    Those that don’t make this a priority right now will find that their business just may become a casualty to the economy in the next few months!
    Omarra Byrd
    http://www.MessagingMasses.com

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