VMware focuses on analytics for business mobility

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VMware shared its vision to develop intelligent analytics from its AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management solution at Connect 2016.

In the coming days, the company will demonstrate how the platform could anonymously gather information and provide insights, recommendations and automated actions to improve an organization’s mobility deployment, compliance and security.

Additionally, it will showcase on stage a tech preview of new custom reporting engine within AirWatch.

“We want to bring our customers predictive and insightful information that enriches and transforms how employees work everyday,” said Noah Wasmer, senior vice president, mobile products, End-User Computing, VMware.

“The goal of this solution is to allow IT to focus more on enabling mobile business strategies and less on the minutia of operational tasks.”

The cloud infrastructure provider said it plans to use machine learning to implement predictive analytics and provide advanced artificial intelligence that will help organizations across industries make intelligent decisions.

For example, an organization can optimize app licenses by analyzing employee usage history for an enterprise app. The company could apply “if this, then that” (ITTT) policies and notify a user or revoke and reassign the license if the apps is not being utilized.

On stage at Connect, VMware will demonstrate a tech preview of a new reporting engine within VMware AirWatch, a key first step to delivering on this vision.

AirWatch custom reports will be available as a tech preview later in the quarter.

Also at Connect 2016, Symantec and VMware announced a partnership to bring together endpoint management and threat security.

For that matter, Symantec will join the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network will be integrated with identity management and unified endpoint management via the VMware AirWatch compliance engine.