LAS VEGAS--With more and more personal devices making their way into the workplace, IT departments world over are having a difficult time managing employee data.
LG and VMWare have come up with a fix to solve the problem, however, showing off a demo at CES which would allow people to merge both their work and personal device into one phone, simply by partitioning the phone and sandboxing off the work part using virtualization software.
The partnership is focused on running virtual Android machines on a smartphone, allowing a company’s IT department full control over the work side of a device, while a user retains full control over their personal phone usage, including apps, email and internet browsing.
Both Verizon and Telefonica will be launching phones with the capabilities in the next few months, and if successful, it could mean that carrying two devices around becomes an unnecessary task of the past.
Check out our video demo with the LG/VMWare phone below:
Would it turn into an initiative to turn personal asset into company usage and vice verse?
Let's leave it aside. The ability to run VM on a non-Intel mobile device, i.e. platform based virtualization, will come handy. The ability to run Microsoft based software on an ARM based tablet will indeed turn today's tablet to be a more useful device, creating a huge opportunity to ARM to penetrate the processor market.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.