Network World Names MobileIron a Top 10 Start-up to Watch

MobileIron's Innovative Solution for Smartphone Management Drives Selection

Jan 15, 2010, 08:00 ET from MobileIron

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the first company to deliver data-driven smartphone management for the enterprise, has been picked by Network World as one of "10 start-ups to watch in 2010." This annual listing of the ten most promising new companies to tackle pressing enterprise IT and network concerns is part of Network World's January Outlook 2010 issue. MobileIron was also named to Network World's list of "Wicked cool mobile and wireless companies to watch" in October 2009.

"We are honored to be selected as a 'Start-up to Watch' by Network World," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "Network World is a respected source of insight for network and IT executives and this recognition highlights both the importance of smartphones to the enterprise as well as the value MobileIron brings."

Smartphone usage in the enterprise continues to grow rapidly.  Forrester Research recently released data showing that 78 percent of information workers across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. either already use or would like to use smartphones to do work. However, smartphones introduce security, cost, and usability challenges that traditional mobile device management strategies cannot address. MobileIron's patent-pending Virtual Smartphone Platform moves smartphone data to the enterprise cloud and gives IT and users unprecedented, real-time intelligence and control while saving 10-20 percent off wireless bills and delivering a compelling new mobile experience.

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About MobileIron

MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as enterprise data moves to the smartphone. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures.  For more information, please visit

About Network World

Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions, Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print, and Events to meet your marketing objectives. Network World, an IDG company, publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (,,, and ), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide, including IT Roadmap and DEMO.

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