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Chris Hazelton
Research Director, Mobile & Wireless

Chris runs the Mobile and Wireless research practice, which covers hardware, software, and services for both enterprise and consumer mobility markets. Chris’ research focuses on enterprise mobility management supporting smartphones and tablets in business. He is primarily interested in the shift in enterprise computing from desktop to mobile.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Chris covered worldwide smartphone trends for IDC. He focused on the convergence of mobile air interface technologies and advances in device component technologies which impacted the designs and capabilities of smartphones in both consumer and enterprise markets.

Chris has been quoted on mobile technology issues by publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CBS, ComputerWorld, Fox Business, InformationWeek, Investors Business Daily, MacWorld, TheStreet, Reuters and Wired. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for Mobile Enterprise Magazine. Chris has presented and moderated panels at numerous events such as CES, CTIA, venture capital tech days, as well as serving as director for 451’s Client Conference.

Chris earned his MBA and MS in Information Systems from Boston University. During his graduate course work, Chris conducted market research for Lucent Technologies, leading a team in the development of a demand creation strategy for 3G data services. Chris also received a BS in business from University of Richmond with a concentration in finance.


Reports by this Analyst

Zebra buys Motorola Solutions' enterprise mobility division in $3.45bn play for IoT
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2014
We discuss the details and drivers for this deal, which will likely have an impact on both the enterprise mobility and Internet of Things markets.
MobileIron preps IPO amid MDM consolidation
TDM Debut IQ - April, 2014
In another step of many that it has taken toward its initial public offering, the enterprise mobility management vendor has filed its S1 with the SEC. This has been a longtime goal for MobileIron, which undoubtedly rebuffed acquisition offers.
Appthority drills down into groups with mobile app risk management
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
As the use of mobile apps in enterprises grows, we detail the company's tools designed to keep IT aware of rogue app behaviors. With the explosion of file share/sync, Appthority also has added specific tools to detect the use of cloud-based sync services.
Microsoft's CEO puts new emphasis on the cloud for iPad and enterprise mobility
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
We detail the company's latest announcements about Office for iPad and its Enterprise Mobility Suite, the most strategic piece of infrastructure Microsoft is doing in support of the enterprise.
StarMobile transforms enterprise apps into mobile apps
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The company, which emerged from stealth last October, is looking to replace integrated mobile offerings with a simple and low-cost approach – we detail the advantages of its mobile app development tool.
LetMobile secures corporate email in BYOD environments
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
We detail the startup's lightweight but secure approach to enterprise mobile computing – its product integrates with iOS's native email client so that users don't have to learn or install new email software.
Mobile World Congress 2014: enterprise mobility wrap-up
MIS Spotlight - March, 2014
With 85,000 attendees, Mobile World Congress continues to be a significant draw for vendors of all sizes targeting the enterprise. We detail the key announcements targeting the enterprise made at the 2014 Mobile World Congress.
BoxTone acquired for Good visibility into enterprise mobility infrastructure
TDM Deal Analysis - February, 2014
After discussions with executives involved in the deal, we detail the drivers and opportunities for Good Technology going forward as it looks to expand its enterprise mobility management capabilities.
Divide looks to contain enterprise data on smartphones and tablets
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
We detail the company's efforts to carve out enterprise workspace real estate on employee-liable smartphones and tablets.
Aerohive expands network access and mobile device control options with Mobility Suite
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company launches its Mobility Suite offering, which features two new applications and tighter integration with mobile device management vendors.
Lenovo acquires a mobile brand as Google shifts focus to the Internet of Things
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2014
With the pickup of Motorola Mobility, Lenovo looks to repeat its past success with a US hardware brand. Meanwhile, Google offloads some hardware while strengthening its focus on the IoT market.
2014 M&A Outlook – Enterprise mobility
TDM Others - January, 2014
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2013 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the enterprise mobility sector. Where will we see acquisitions, and who might be involved?
VMware acquires AirWatch in $1.54bn bid to expand end-user computing
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2014
We dive into the details and drivers of the biggest EMM deal to date, which is also the largest of VMware's 37 acquisitions.
MobileSpaces secures Google apps for the mobile enterprise
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
Building on its ability to wrap and secure any third-party mobile application, MobileSpaces is offering version 2.1 of its eponymous product, which is now able to do this for Google applications on Android devices.
Citrix acquires Framehawk to build out secure application delivery and BYOD capabilities
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2014
When you can't rewrite that GUI application as a native mobile or tablet application, you need an alternative for securely delivering it to BYOD-giddy employees. Citrix believes Framehawk is just what the doctor ordered.
Sophos refocuses on SMB market with Mobile Control update
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The mobile device management company is now targeting SMBs with tools that help ease the burden of smaller IT departments. The latest version of Sophos Mobile Control has integrated malware and a secure Web browser.
Dell unifies its mobile management offerings with a focus on data
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The company has combined the assets of several acquisitions to provide a single enterprise mobility management offering. We detail how the pieces fit together.
Capriza lets the enterprise build apps sans developers
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
With a lightweight tool to mobilize Web-app data, the company is working to capture the mobile intentions of both IT and business units.
Fixmo SafeZone to secure mobile US Department of Defense workers
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
As one of the largest US government agencies moves to secure data on mobile devices, we detail the Fixmo products and services that will support this effort.
IBM acquires Fiberlink to manage all aspects of mobility
TDM Deal Analysis - November, 2013
We detail the latest deal in the mobile enterprise space, and estimate its value. We also explore the synergies that Big Blue will gain from the transaction.
MobileIron updates Android management and security tools for the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
As Android gains traction in the enterprise, we detail the tools that MobileIron now offers to allow IT to control these devices and the corporate data they access.
BlackBerry should step away from its hardware business
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
We detail why we believe it's too late for the company, and that it needs to give up the device business. The only value it can provide now is through an asset sale to add to its dwindling cash balances.
SAP Mobile Secure and SAP Mobile Platform target the expanding needs of IT
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
At its TechEd conference in Las Vegas, SAP announced new versions of its enterprise mobility management (EMM) and app development tools.
MetaIntell analyzes mobile app risk
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
As demand for mobile apps in the enterprise rises, we detail a security offering that is designed to ease the burden for IT to separate the good from the bad.
Fairfax Financial intends to take BlackBerry private
TDM Deal Analysis - September, 2013
We discuss the details of BlackBerry's interest in going private and evaluate what options are still available for the device vendor.
Tough decisions ahead for BlackBerry and any buyers
TDM Target IQ - September, 2013
We discuss the potential of splitting up BlackBerry's operating units, and break down those divisions and assets to detail what they're worth and how they'd fare independently.
Apple iPhone 5S brings a new sense of identity to the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - September, 2013
We explore the opportunities for Apple's Touch ID in the enterprise and the impact it will have on partners and competition.
Microsoft buys Nokia's device business to secure the future of Windows Phone
TDM Deal Analysis - September, 2013
We dive into the deal, and discuss the impact that the acquisition of Nokia will have on Microsoft's vision of a singular computing experience across devices. Is it too late?
VMware pushes further into mobile with new leadership and partners
MIS Impact Report - August, 2013
We dive into the announcements at VMworld that will impact the mobile enterprise management and security market. We also detail the partnerships and what they mean to VMware's future.
BMC acquires Partnerpedia to deliver apps with AppZone
TDM Deal Analysis - August, 2013
We detail BMC's acquisition of mobile app management vendor Partnerpedia for its cross-device approach to the deployment of cloud, desktop and mobile apps.
Motorola Mobility and Google return to smartphone market with a voice
MIS Impact Report - August, 2013
We detail a hands-on look at the Moto X smartphone, which is the first Motorola device launched under heavy influence from Google.
Dell's managed mobility strategy
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
As a PC vendor, Dell's ownership is unclear, but we see opportunities in its managed mobility offerings.
Armed with $8.6m in series B funding, MobileSpaces wants to secure any mobile app
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
Coming out of stealth, MobileSpaces is looking to expand the enterprise's reach when it comes to managing mobile applications.
Canonical launches crowdsourcing campaign for smartphone, targets the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
We discuss the vision that Canonical has for a universal device that will run both a desktop and mobile OS to meet the future needs of the enterprise.
Samsung devices appeal to the FBI and US Navy
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
Will Samsung be approved for government use? We detail the potential upside for closing deals with US government agencies.
AirWatch acquires mobile management tools from Motorola Solutions
TDM Deal Analysis - June, 2013
We detail the drivers behind this reach for mobile device management tools that support Motorola's devices – and what it means for AirWatch.
Will the HTC One be 'the one' for the enterprise?
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
After experiencing rapid growth, the Taiwanese mobile device vendor has struggled with intense competition. We detail HTC's efforts to target the enterprise and what that means for the company as a whole.
AT&T's managed mobility strategy
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
The carrier has various managed mobility offerings for the enterprise market. We take a look at its products and the deployment of one of its largest managed mobility customers.
Microsoft brings Office 365 to iOS
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
We detail the new offering for iOS, and then dive into what this means for Microsoft, Windows and the enterprise computing market as a whole.
Apperian brings remote control to iPhone and iPad apps
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
The vendor's App Remote Control allows IT to troubleshoot mobile apps on iOS devices, bringing mobile computing more in line with traditional IT support tools.
Citrix channels The Who by 'Going Mobile'
MIS Impact Report - May, 2013
The company announces new services that focus on the mobile enterprise. We take a close look at its strategy and ask what's new and what's different from the rest of the market.
SAP's MDM heads to the cloud and will secure mobile apps with Mocana
MIS Impact Report - May, 2013
We discuss SAP's agreement to resell Mocana's mobile app management tools alongside its new low-cost, cloud-based mobile management service.
IBM seeks to make an Impact on enterprise mobility
MIS Impact Report - May, 2013
Big Blue is transforming its mobility offerings into a system of interactions. We discuss what this means for IBM, the enterprise market and the Internet of Things.
Symantec's Vision for securing Digital Infrastructure in an increasingly mobile world
MIS Impact Report - April, 2013
We discuss the security vendor's plans to reenergize its mobility offerings, the offerings themselves and its focus on securing Digital Infrastructure.
Digital Infrastructure: what it is and why you need a DI strategy
HITS Insight - April, 2013
The organizing principal of 451 Research's Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit EU was the Digital Infrastructure. Think digital rail, roads and depots as analogs for your business.
Digital Infrastructure: what it is and why you need a DI strategy
MIS Spotlight - April, 2013
The organizing principal of 451 Research's Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit EU was the Digital Infrastructure. Think digital rail, roads and depots as analogs for your business.
AirWatch is looking to build a one-stop shop for enterprise mobility
MIS Impact Report - April, 2013
We profile EMM vendor AirWatch, detailing its growth, strategy for future product positioning and role within the market serving the increasingly mobile enterprise.
BoxTone picks up where Google left off with 3LM acquisition
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2013
We explain why BoxTone is buying Google's 3LM assets, detail the short-lived but interesting life of 3LM, and discuss what this means for Android in the enterprise.
Samsung bets big and delivers with Galaxy S4, the first KNOX-enabled device
MIS Impact Report - March, 2013
We detail the device and provide our own personal hands-on assessment of the device, which we believe will be the fastest-selling Samsung device and the fastest to 10 million shipments worldwide.
Kaspersky sets its sights on single endpoint agent for the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - March, 2013
The company is offering an integrated approach to endpoint security and management. Is it enough to matter? Time will tell.

 

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