Sunday, May 12, 2013

Framehawk is a Gartner 'Cool Vendor'

The enterprise client computing landscape includes a “cool” new player now:  us.  Gartner has named Framehawk a Cool Vendor for Client Computing 2013.
The write-up highlights four core things for an enterprise’s client computing initiatives:  productivity, cost reduction, risk mitigation, and user flexibility.
Says Gartner, “the current technologies available to IT organizations can fall short in addressing these often-competing objectives.”  The Cool Vendor report named Bromium, Framehawk, Numecent, and revisited Wanova, which was acquired by VMware in 2012. All of the 2013 cool vendors in this space “increased focus on managing the assets the enterprise truly cares about — applications and data — rather than the entire device and OS.
“This theme,” writes Gartner, “has swept through the enterprise mobility space over the past two years, and is now taking hold more broadly in enterprise client computing.”
This last point rings especially true from our perspective here at Framehawk.  Our focus is on application mobilization, rather than trying to provide device-specific mobile security or management. We think the currently required trade-offs between mobile security, performance, and user experience are unacceptable as employees demand to use tablets as part of their normal work day.
If you’ve been following us for a while, you know our backgrounds from NASA and large financial service organizations have both played large roles in shaping the Framehawk Platform.
A quick recap of the tenets of our solution:  nothing – no data or application code -- goes on the device.  You shouldn’t rewrite the applications you’re already using in order to enable mobile access.  You should be able to use new cross-platform technologies like HTML5 to build your new mobile-first applications.  And touch interfaces should be intuitive – and automatic.
It’s great to have folks like Gartner add us to their lists.  I’d even call it kind of, well, cool.
If you want some basics about the Framehawk solution, start here or download our “Strategic Application Mobilization” white paper.
The Gartner Cool Vendor paper referred to in this post is:
Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Client Computing, 2013,” Terrence Cosgrove, Nathan Hill, Federica Troni, Mark A. Margevicius, Phillip Redman, and Neil MacDonald, May 3, 2013.
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