-- Analyst firm ranks AirWatch highest in terms of market impact and overall execution assessment score
LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at AirWatch Connect™ London, AirWatch® by VMware®, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced it has been named a Leader in the Ovum Decision Matrix for Selecting and Enterprise Mobility Management Solution, 2014-15*. AirWatch was awarded the highest position on the decision matrix, including highest marks for market impact and overall execution assessment score, two of the three primary criteria assessed. At AirWatch Connect London this week, attendees will learn more details on how the AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform is helping customers drive mobile innovation.
The Ovum Decision Matrix assessed 11 vendors based on six EMM criteria, including mobile device management, mobile application management and network access control. To be named a market leader, AirWatch earned top scores in terms of technology and execution. The report awarded AirWatch with the highest scores among all vendors assessed in terms of market impact, which assesses revenue and growth, customer diversity, sales model and partner ecosystem and customer numbers. AirWatch also scored highest among all vendors assessed in terms of overall execution which reviews the maturity, interoperability, innovation, deployments, scalability and enterprise fit of the solution.
The report also highlighted key strengths for AirWatch, including its position as a fast growing, pure-play EMM vendor, noting, "AirWatch is one of the biggest vendors already in terms of customer numbers, with large deployments in every vertical and is set to continue as one of the dominant players." A mature, feature-rich solution is another AirWatch strength noted in the report, specifically "AirWatch has a highly scalable, mature solution, with all the basic capabilities expected by enterprise customers … strong relationships with Google and Apple in particular mean that updated functionality on their latest OS's is supported on day one of the release." Additionally, a strong market presence led to AirWatch being the "overall leader in terms of market presence."
"We continue to build out the industry's most comprehensive platform backed by the broadest partner ecosystem, and Ovum's report validates the execution on our vision and reflects our leadership position," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. "AirWatch Connect London will provide attendees with industry leading keynote speakers, innovative customer stories and hands-on product labs that show how we are driving mobility innovation."
*Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Mobility Management Solution, 2014-15, Richard Absalom, 17 Sept. 2014.
About Ovum Decision Matrix
The Ovum Decision Matrix compares the leading solutions in major enterprise and industry-specific technology categories and greatly reduces the time and risk involved in product and service procurement. Ovum has a tested and proven set of deliverables that help IT managers make the right decision in a timely manner. The Ovum Decision Matrix is complemented by an interactive tool that enables you to personalize the comparison for your own organization.
Ovum provides clients with independent and objective analysis that enables them to make better business and technology decisions. Our research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organisations must support. Ovum is an Informa business.
About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 13,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of business deployments, and containerized solutions for bring your own device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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