Hot Vendors in Mobile, 2012                 Hot Vendors

Author: Mike Anderson & Jim Lundy                        Date: June 28, 2012

Topic: Mobile                                     Research Note Number: 2012-19

Issues: What are the technologies and architectures that make up a mobile ecosystem?

Summary: Mobile is one of the hottest topics in today’s enterprise, mainly due to the increasing use of smartphones and now tablets. Our Hot Vendors for 2012 span the enterprise mobile management, mobile app store and mobile app development spaces.

In every market, there are always vendors with compelling offerings, products or both who are not yet on the enterprise radar. Perhaps because they are new or just small, they don’t yet have market awareness. Aragon Research is constantly looking for vendors that can provide our clients with helpful solutions.

Bringing mobility into the mainstream of enterprise technology strategy is a top priority for most businesses. BYOD (“bring your own device”) has raised the pressure on IT organizations to respond, and is driving increased growth in mobile management technologies.

A lot goes into building a mobile ecosystem, and for enterprises, a lot is needed to successfully deploy mobile devices and apps and to do it securely and efficiently. Mobile providers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and RIM are building mobile ecosystems, but that doesn’t mean the job is done for the enterprise. There are many aspects to successfully navigating the mobile evolution (see Strategic Report 2012-SR1: “The Enterprise Guide to Mobile and Tablet Computing”).


This research note is not intended to be a complete list of vendors in the markets being discussed. It does highlight vendors that have interesting, cutting-edge products, services or technologies. See footnote below for warranty disclaimer.


For 2012, we selected six hot vendors from the mobile sector:

  • AirWatch
  • Antenna Software
  • Avema
  • Kony
  • MobileIron
  • Partnerpedia

While we identified these vendors as hot, there are also many others to evaluate. We will document and evaluate many of them in a future Aragon Globe on enterprise mobile management.

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