Today's smartphones and tablets offer computing power, memory and storage that surpass that offered by mainframe computers in the 1990s. But security remains an ongoing challenge.
From time to time, I receive a message from a supplier's PR firm that closely matches something I've written a while ago. This time, one PR rep brought up the topic of virtual processing software for smartphone, tablet and BYOD applications and data. As it so happens, one of my forecasts for Virtualization in 2015 was that the industry was going to see greater use of virtual machine software to protect smartphones, tables and BYOD devices.
The key question this PR rep posed was "Are today's smartphones and tablets the next platforms for virtual processing software?" Security and privacy are constantly mentioned as problems in these environments and virtualization technology offers the tools to bring them under control.