Live from MWC: Telefonica launches new Dual Persona service powered by VMware Horizon Mobile

Live from MWC: Telefonica launches new Dual Persona service powered by VMware Horizon Mobile

End-user computing (EUC) is a major part of our business and has been one of the big themes in IT for a while now. We see our role has helping CIOs navigate the complex issues associated with the proliferation of devices, which is why we’re delighted to be powering Telefonica’s new Dual Persona service for mobile devices, as announced today at Mobile World Congress. The service will enable two phones-in-a-phone, one for private personal use and another for business use. 

We think it’s a major endorsement of our EUC strategy, that two of the world’s biggest mobile players, Telefonica and Samsung (who are launching Android devices designed to support Dual Persona), are using Horizon to support and solve the issue of EUC. You can read more about the background to the deal in Alfonso Ramirez’s post from VMworld Europe, and for a demonstration of Horizon in action why not check out this video.

We’ll leave you with the thoughts of Moisés Navarro, Director of Strategy and Cloud Services at Telefónica Digital: “The Dual Persona service brings benefits to both employees and companies – the employee can use just one device, for both personal and work use while still maintaining privacy – the company gains greater control and security over corporate information, increased efficiency and cost savings on mobile devices, less provisioning and incident management time and greater employee satisfaction.  Importantly, this is all made available via a cloud-based, pay-per-use model.”

If you’re at MWC and would like to talk more about the announcement, why not tweet @declanmwaters – he’s on the ground at our stand and is happy to talk more about the news. 

(Image courtesy of Telefonica)


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