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Competitive threat to Blackberry Balance or another opportunity for BB10 to show its strength?
Caught this article in Government Technology Magazine .
It appears that virtualization of the work environment is expanding even more to mobile devices.
Since VMware is behind this, I suppose it's a competitive threat to the popularity of Citrix based application environments and to Blackberry Balance itself - or MAYBE it's just one more area where BB10 can prove its power.
Desktop/work environment virtualization should be handled with ease on a BB10 device, which can likely compete against anything the competition throws its way.
Article here: BYOD Game Changer? Two Phones in One Device
- 11-29-12, 07:53 AM #2
Best part about balance is the look and feel is completely the same. Every app you normally use (email, memos, etc) has seamless integration with both work and personal. Running a sandboxed approach has been done for quite some time (take a look at Good Technology for instance), and doesnt require the systems resources that a VM does. (or for that matter that running two OS on top of one another does). Balance has a much better (potentially) user experience.
- 11-29-12, 07:54 AM #3
Those solution mentioned in the article are running two separate versions of the OS, one for work, and one for personal. This means more resources required on the hardware, just like you have with VM's on a PC/Mac. Balance appears to be the more elegant solution, and should be much less resource intensive. I'm sure the other solutions will get the job done, but will never likely be as seamless as Balance just by the nature of how they work.
- 11-30-12, 06:30 AM #8
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