“Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My”

Published on: April 3, 2014

mBaaS MEAP MADP Mobile App Servers

I don’t know about you, but if you have spent more than 10 minutes looking at the mobile “landscape,” you are probably as confused as I am. In fact, I think it looks more like a jungle than a landscape. New mobile technologies, coupled with the way we interact and consume information, have led to new expectations of what we want out of our mobile devices (can you say “Angry … Read more

NextGen Enterprise Architecture: An Interview With Verivo CEO Steve Levy

Published on: January 30, 2014


We were lucky enough to get a sit-down with our CEO, Steve Levy, today in the office. We wanted to understand a little bit more about how the market for mobile app development has evolved and what technology offerings will make the biggest difference to the Enterprise in 2014. In the video below, Levy talks about the architecture required to deliver today’s enterprise apps, explains the concept of a Mobile … Read more

Your Starbucks is Leaking (Your Mobile Data) – Why It Didn’t Need to Happen

Published on: January 23, 2014


When it came out that Starbuck’s mobile payment app was storing user’s personal information – including passwords – in clear text, executives at the Seattle-based company were shockingly unsurprised! Their rationale – the risk of extensive loss was low, so they chose convenience over security. This is horribly wrong on two counts: First, the risk is only low if you consider the loss to be limited to purchases at Starbucks … Read more

The Importance of Mobility Can Be Seen In Our Students

Published on: January 15, 2014


As a MIT alum, and all around engineering nerd, I look forward to the opportunity to work with smart young students in hopes of helping them reach their full potential. This week, I’m working with a bunch of undergrads on the Start6 initiative. Start6  is the first-ever Startup Bootcamp for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science students – entrepreneurs and innovators – being run by MIT during it’s IAP (or Independent … Read more

What’s New? Akula 1.5 brings support for Windows Phone and More

Published on: November 14, 2013


Today, Verivo is announcing something new. Interestingly, when you do a search for the word “new” in Google Images, you’re hit with hundreds of stock-art “NEW” banners, where the word is locked in the middle of an exploding star. Not surprising. What’s surprising is that you also get presented with, and these are real (test it yourself), a picture of a pair of New Balance sneakers (pretty obvious), Christopher Walken looking … Read more

New Enterprise Features in iOS 7: Reading the Tea Leaves

Published on: September 30, 2013


Reviewing the list of new enterprise-focused features in iOS 7, I was struck by how much they overlap with the core functions of mobile application management (MAM) solutions. At first, I wondered if this represents another case of an operating system incorporating an application or feature previously offered by third parties, a la Netscape Navigator and Windows/Internet Explorer circa 1998. We all know what happened to Netscape. Does iOS 7 … Read more

Bridging the Gap – Bringing Enterprise Capabilities to PhoneGap Apps

Published on: September 24, 2013


You have probably heard of Adobe PhoneGap, right? PhoneGap, which is based on the Apache Cordova project, gives you the capability to build mobile apps using standard open web-based technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It then wraps the web content in a native container, creating a hybrid app with native functionality that you can deploy using any standard means (e.g., app store, MDM, etc). It’s probably the closest thing … Read more

Interview with Andrew Borg of Aberdeen Group: Part 3

Published on: September 2, 2013


The Enterprise Mobility Application Lifecycle—Part 3 This is the final excerpt from a three-part interview between Andrew Borg, research director, enterprise mobility & collaboration, Aberdeen Group with Chris Willis, chief marketing officer, Verivo Software. Willis:  Stepping back to the criteria, you talked about security in several different ways. You talked about identity management, you talked about security on the device, at the data level. We’ve seen some pretty high profile … Read more

Developing Apps for BlackBerry on Akula

Published on: August 29, 2013


by Chris Willis Chief Marketing Officer, Verivo Software We’ve said it before and I’m saying it again… there are hundreds of ways to build mobile apps. But when you’re tasked with building apps that transact with multiple back-end corporate systems, gracefully handle shifts from online to offline, and deftly protect sensitive data, you’re in for a challenge. And when operations needs to be able to deploy those apps easily, anticipate … Read more

Interview with Andrew Borg of Aberdeen Group: Part 2

Published on: August 26, 2013


The Enterprise Mobility Frenzy This is the excerpt from the second of a three-part interview between Andrew Borg, research director, enterprise mobility & collaboration, Aberdeen Group with Chris Willis, chief marketing officer, Verivo Software. Willis: So every company thinks that now is the time, and they want to go mobile. What are you seeing drive that mobile app frenzy? What’s making these people do this? Borg: Well, to simplify, oversimplify … Read more