VMware Announces Support for Smart Glasses Under Enterprise Mobility Management Platform
VMware announced support for enterprise smart glasses on the AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform.
Smart glasses are those computers that sit on your face. This hasn’t found wide acceptance and usage yet in the market, however, the market is expected to boom to 16 million units by 2020, as per survey report from Gartner analyst Angela McIntyre.
The deal applied to an agreements in order to work with some of the leading providers of smart glasses namely, APX Labs, Intel, Atheer, VUZIX Corp and ODG to help organizations using these devices to streamline onboarding, connect the devices to enterprise networks and implement applications that execute on the smart glasses.
One of the factors holding back more widespread use of such devices in the organization could possibly be a lack of management tools for IT to control them the way they do other devices inside the organization. CEO of APX Labs, Brian Ballard, thinks that this agreement might be step forwards to mainstream these devices in the organization.
Equipped with the wearable management now embedded into the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management TM platform is a big step forward in eliminating barriers to large scale adoption globally. The type of customer across the global we work with are paramount for our growth, also for the growth of the entire industry.
Such types of mobile devices may include computers worn on your face like Google Glass or augmented and virtual reality scenarios, based on the requirements. That might be particularly useful in places where it’s difficult to use your hands, and the computer may project instructions on what to perform next, and even show you how to do it.
These types of devices might be very young and tender in the enterprise, and while big enterprises like GE and Boeing are experimenting with their usage practices inside their organizations, a deal like this might help the industry in pushing forward and bring it out of the realm of experimentation and help to push it into the mainstream.