CIO Review >> Magazine >> February - 2014 issue

Mobility has undoubtedly transformed the way enterprises function in the modern times. The conventional 9-5 job is no longer a reality as people want to stay connected 24/7. With the advent of consumerization of IT, employees also expect to use their personal devices to access critical business information while on the go. Organizations are waking up to the reality that enterprise mobility can substantially increase productivity. CIOs are thus in a rush to come up with critical mobile applications that can help them leverage this phenomenon. However, not every organization has the required expertise or insight to build an effective mobile strategy from the ground up. Such organizations require the assistance of enterprise mobility solutions providers who can gauge their specific requirements and help them develop effective enterprise apps.

The industry has seen a sudden spurt in the number of enterprise mobility solutions providers who have come up with several platforms that help organizations build their own apps. However, CIOs find it difficult to put their finger on the perfect solutions provider who will fit the bill of their specific needs.

As the navigator for enterprises, CIOReview presents to you the ‘20 Most Promising Enterprise Mobility Solution Providers’. The listing intends to help CIOs find the solutions provider who can help build the perfect app tailored around an enterprise’s specific needs. In the last few months we have looked through several companies to identify the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the enterprise mobility challenges. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIOReview selected the Final 20.
CIO Mobility 20
Company Management Founded Description
Acnovate Corporation
Santa Clara, CA
Ravi Metrani,
A provider of technology services with prime focus on
PLM solutions and services in the Consumer Products,
Footwear and Apparel, Medical Devices, Enginnering and
Manufacturing sectors.
San Francisco, CA
Domingo Guerra
Founder & President
A provider of an all-in-one App Risk Management service
that immediately discovers the hidden actions of apps
and empowers organizations to apply custom policies to
prevent unwanted app behaviors. Funding: $6.25 million;
Investors: Venrock and US Venture Partners
Austin, TX
Rand Arnold,
Founder & CEO
A provider of mobile development platform (PaaS) which
saves businesses from the cost and complexity of creating
and managing custom mobile apps.
New York, NY
Ankit Khatri,
co-founder & CEO
A provider of business solutions in mobility space serving
platforms in Android, BlackBerry, Windows and HTML5.
Burlington, MA
Cathal McGloin
A provider of cloud Mobile Application Platform that
simplifies the development, integration, deployment and
management of secure mobile apps. Funding: $9 million ;
Investors: Intel Capital, Kernel Capital Partners, VMware,
Enterprise Ireland and ACT Venture Capital
San Francisco, CA
Simon Khalaf
CEO & President
A provider of analytics and advertising services across
more than 300,000 apps to increase acquisition, retention
and monetization. Funding: $63.3 million; Investors:
Crosslink Capital, Borealis Ventures, Menlo Ventures,
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), InterWest Partners, Union
Square Ventures, First Round Capital and Draper Richards.
Meridian, ID
David Cohen
A provider of cloud based solution that includes simple web
access and a free, integrated mobile application.
Palo Alto CA
Michel Slager
Founder & CEO
A provider of an employee centric mobile user experience
for the Enterprise
San Francisco, CA
Josh Williams
CEO & Chief Science Officer
A provider of mobile analytics solution for social and mobile
application developers, marketers and producers. Funding:
$22.3 million; Investors: Jameson Hsu, Greg Thomson,
Mike Sego, Auren Hoffman, Benjamin Sun, James Hong,
Extreme Venture Partners, Social Starts, Battery Ventures,
Maverick Capital and Altos Ventures
Los Gatos, CA
Lonny Oswalt,
A provider of configurable mobile applications that enable
customers to dynamically create and manage their own
business-process workflow through a simple GUI.
Atlanta, GA
Don Addington
President & CEO
A provider of end-to-end mobile application testing solutions
for enterprises. Funding: $2.96 million
Mobile Reach
Cary, NC
Nasrin Azari,
A provider of mobility software solutions that enable cost
savings, increased worker productivity, more efficient
workflows, and unlimited scalability to support a growing
mobile workforce.
Agoura Hills, CA
Dave Stevens,
President & CEO
2001 A provider of wireless management solutions for enterprises
Aliso Viejo, CA
William W. Smith,
Jr.Founder & CEO
A provider of software solutions that simplify, secure and
enhance the mobile experience, allowing operators, platform
providers and enterprises to increase efficiency and
capitalize on the growth of connected devices.
Norcross, GA
Gina Gallo,
President & CEO
The company specializes in the design, delivery and support
of mobile solutions in the Enterprise
Thinkingphone networks
Cambridge, MA
Steve Kokinos
President & CEO
The company assists midmarket and larger enterprises deploy
cloud UC services quickly, easily, and cost effectively.
Funding: $31.2 million; Investors: Advanced Technology
Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners
Solana Beach, CA
Santiago Becerra
Chairman & CEO
A provider of a business app that delivers engaging, interactive
information to anyone – anytime, anywhere. Funding:
$44 million; Investors: Sequoia Capital
Boston, MA
Alex Bausch,
Founder & CEO
The company is specialized in securing and managing
smartphones and tablets, mobile content and applications
Redwood City, CA
Benjamin Mah,
Co-founder & CEO,
Eddie Chau Co-founder
& Chairman of the Board
A provider of mobile application intrusion protection and
intelligence researches and delivers advanced mobile security
trusted platforms. Funding: $4 million; Investors:
IPV Capital
Portsmouth, RI
Anoop Tiwari,
A provider of enterprise mobility solutions and an enterprise
governance platform for companies across Healthcare,
Education, Retail, Manufacturing, BFSI and consumer