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Chris Hazelton
Research Director, Enterprise Mobility

As part of 451 Research's Mobility team, Chris runs the Enterprise Mobility Channel, which covers hardware, software, and services for the enterprise mobility market. Chris' research focuses on enterprise mobility management and mobile productivity tools for 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 New York Times, 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

Citrix wants to push the boundaries of mobile app management
MIS Impact Report - May, 2015
At its annual Synergy conference, Citrix demonstrated its Dynamic Containerization technology for managing mobile apps. We discuss how it is done, the benefits and what it means for the enterprise mobility management market.
SAP SAPPHIRE NOW - simplicity now?
MIS Impact Report - May, 2015
SAP's annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando is its main customer event. What was in store for the 20,000 attendees this year? The company said it was delivering a 'roadmap to simple.' Product announcements were a bit thin, but that's understandable when the biggest launch in the last 20-plus years came three months prior to the conference.
Veracode expands its MDM integration to identify and blacklist bad app(le)s
MIS Impact Report - May, 2015
While one bad apple won't spoil the whole bunch, it's one you'd rather not have on your users' devices. Veracode has announced its mobile security intelligence offerings to automate blacklisting for the enterprise.
BlackBerry buys WatchDox - the start of a file-sync consolidation?
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2015
BlackBerry has been reinventing itself as a software firm since its mobile device business hit the skids. The pickup of WatchDox is an interesting move by the company, and one that may presage more consolidation in the file-sharing space.
The top five enterprise mobility management vendors: product focus and financials
MIS Spotlight - April, 2015
Enterprise mobility management is becoming a big business, but who are the biggest vendors in this space when it comes to revenue? This report details the top five largest EMM vendors by 2014 GAAP revenue according to 451 Research's EMM Market Monitor service.
Hypori raises $13.8m in venture funding to deliver virtual mobile infrastructure
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
Virtual mobile infrastructure is emerging as a tool for enterprise mobility - companies want to give access to corporate data without any footprint on the device. We discuss Hypori's approach to this market, its products and the use cases for VMI in the enterprise.
Virtual mobile infrastructure: What it's about, and why it's important to the enterprise
MIS Spotlight - April, 2015
Virtual mobile infrastructure is emerging as a tool for enterprise mobility as companies want to give access to corporate data without any footprint on the device. In this report, we detail the market segment and players, and provide an objective analysis of the technology.
Check Point picks up the bill for Lacoon Mobile Security
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2015
With mobile devices in the enterprise being integrated into business processes, there is a need to understand the relevance, validity and lack of maliciousness of the mobile apps that are being installed on employees' devices.
VMware end-user computing analyst event: management and security for desktop and mobile
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
With significant growth goals for its end-user computing (EUC) division, VMware shared its future desktop virtualization and mobility management product roadmap in its pursuit to manage and secure all devices in the enterprise.
Apperian powers mobile app management and security for SecuTABLET
MIS Impact Report - March, 2015
We detail the latest partnership for the mobile management vendor. Under NDA, Apperian shared its GAAP financials with us; we discuss the company's performance and our own forecast for the growth of the mobile app management market.
MWC 2015: Enterprise mobility management
MIS Spotlight - March, 2015
In this report, we detail key enterprise mobility management announcements at the recent Mobile World Congress that will impact the management of mobile users, as well as the deployment of software and services for enterprises.
Mobile World Congress wrap-up 2015: enterprise mobility
MIS Spotlight - March, 2015
We detail the enterprise mobility trends at this year's Mobile World Congress, covering enterprise mobility management, mobile apps, Internet of Things, wearables, mobile payments and customer engagement.
Google wants Android for Work to bring consistency to the mobile enterprise
MIS Impact Report - March, 2015
The company is putting in place a common management framework for device vendors and enterprise mobility management to support Android devices in the enterprise. We explore Android for Work and what it means for IT, EMM vendors and the mobile market.
Kaspersky Lab's big announcements presage its strategy shift
MIS Impact Report - February, 2015
They say only Nixon could go to China, and only Kaspersky Lab could position itself as the counterbalance to North American-based security research. It's walking a careful line between using its research to advance its marketing message and backing that up with technical and intelligence expertise.
Microsoft's move to mobile with Windows 10
MIS Impact Report - January, 2015
We explore Microsoft's latest operating system and its impact on the mobile enterprise as it seeks to retain its place in the enterprise and drive consumer adoption of Windows devices. Can it motivate ISVs and enterprise developers to build for all Windows devices?
BlackBerry goes back to its roots with BlackBerry Classic smartphone
MIS Impact Report - December, 2014
We detail what we consider BlackBerry's best smartphone to date, discuss what it means for the company as a device and enterprise mobility management provider, and assess its potential impact on the market. Could the Classic be what holdouts have been waiting for?
Microsoft acquires mobile messaging vendor Acompli to provide a more Focused Inbox
TDM Deal Analysis - December, 2014
Microsoft has picked up mobile email container vendor Acompli, whose app provides a more user-focused approach to messaging. We detail the drivers for why this company will help drive Microsoft's mobile strategy in the enterprise.
Webalo inks its first OEM deal with GE Intelligent Platforms
MIS Impact Report - November, 2014
GE Intelligent Platforms has leveraged Webalo to develop GE Proficy Scorecard, a mobile application that generates real-time views of information from multiple data sources to provide actionable 'scorecards' for all departments in an organization.
BlackBerry builds ecosystem with Samsung, and gets serious about business with BES12
MIS Impact Report - November, 2014
Is BlackBerry back? The company has announced a large number of offerings and partnerships to build an ecosystem around its new BES12 enterprise mobility management offering, signaling the company's return to its roots with a focus on the enterprise.
Lessons learned at 451 Research Enterprise IT Mobility Summit
MIS Spotlight - October, 2014
451 Research recently hosted 60 IT decision-makers at an Executive IT Mobility Summit in New York. The focus of the event was on driving mobile productivity in the enterprise, and identifying key areas of innovation that IT leaders will encounter in the coming years.
TITUS injects some color into the black-and-white world of mobile email security
MIS Impact Report - October, 2014
As more corporate data sits alongside personal data on mobile devices, user awareness about data sensitivity will only become more important. Here we explore TITUS' offering for securing corporate data on consumer-centric devices.
Symantec splits to grow security and data management businesses
MIS Impact Report - October, 2014
We detail the drivers, mechanics and impact of Symantec's split into two independent public companies in order to take on the security and data management markets.
Pulse Secure invests in enterprise mobility future with acquisition of MobileSpaces
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2014
After completing the acquisition of the Junos Pulse assets from Juniper Networks, Siris Capital announced that it has rebranded the business as Pulse Secure. Signaling continued investment, Pulse Secure announced the acquisition of MobileSpaces
Centrify powers identity and mobile management for tiered Samsung KNOX offerings
MIS Impact Report - September, 2014
Samsung has added three tiers for its enterprise mobility management offering – targeting users, SMBs and large enterprises. With Centrify's IAM technology, the company is looking to expand its presence in the mobile enterprise segment.
Enterprise IT Spotlight: enterprise mobility management
MIS Spotlight - September, 2014
To thrive in today's always connected world, you need to evolve your company's mobile strategy from one that is opportunistic and decentralized to one that is strategic – targeting a range of employee and customer use cases across your organization. Assembling the right set of management tools and effectively delivering mobile capabilities should be a top priority for IT leaders.
Apperian makes employees the new front line of user acceptance testing
MIS Impact Report - August, 2014
Testing has always been a pain point for mobilizing enterprises, but even more so in a mobile world where user expectations are so high. Mobile app management provider Apperian is looking to address challenges by driving a new vision for user acceptance testing for mobile applications.
JAMF wants to power self-service for Apple devices in the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - August, 2014
As Mac OS and iOS gain traction in the enterprise, JAMF is looking to be the key management platform for all things Apple with its Casper Suite endpoint management tools. JAMF has focused on this once-niche market and is experiencing significant revenue growth as Apple devices take on a larger share of enterprise computing -- both mobile and desktop.
BlackBerry enhances its mobile security capabilities with Secusmart acquisition
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2014
In an age of rampant government espionage targeting mobile communications, BlackBerry has acquired the company behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel's secure smartphone. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but we estimate that the target had revenue of $5-10m.
Sprint's managed collaboration play: Google Apps for the SMB masses
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
Struggling to find its business mobility footing, Sprint is making a big bet that it can carve out a niche among medium-sized businesses wanting cloud collaboration services coupled with big doses of 4G and customer support handholding.
Apple turns Blue with global IBM enterprise mobility partnership
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
In a deal that could drive enterprise mobility into mainstream IT organizations, IBM will provide key enterprise infrastructure and services to support iOS devices. The partnership will cover the entire lifecycle for mobile: delivery, support and repair for Apple hardware, and management and security for iOS devices.
Mocana launches next stage of mobile app management with Atlas
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
The company wants to provide a consumer-grade user experience while still addressing the security needs for IT. In this report, we detail how it is seeking to address this paradox with the Mocana Atlas Extended Enterprise Platform.
Enterprise Mobility: Research agenda 2014-2015
MIS Spotlight - July, 2014
The tools employees and customers use to access and interact with corporate data are increasingly mobile, and organizations are under pressure to transform their architectures and business models to address the growing mobilization of B2B and B2C processes. We detail the trends, technologies and vendors that make up the enterprise mobility market that 451 Research, in combination with Yankee Group, will cover in 2014.
Symantec locks down mobile email container with acquisition of NitroDesk TouchDown
TDM Deal Analysis - May, 2014
NitroDesk is the third mobile email vendor to be acquired in the past two weeks. We detail this latest deal and estimate the target's revenue, as well as examine what the move means for the enterprise mobility market.
Citrix focuses on mobile productivity with mobile workspaces
MIS Impact Report - May, 2014
We detail the new features of Citrix's latest mobile workspace offerings, including the latest version of its XenMobile Enterprise Mobility Management, and examine what it means for future enterprise mobility deployments.
Google looks to Divide personal and work data on mobile devices
TDM Deal Analysis - May, 2014
We deliver the deal details as well as our estimates for the total cash deal value, and Divide's TTM revenue. Google believes it's getting some key IP and staff to add to its Android team.
Despite the bad IPO market, Good looks to go public
TDM Debut IQ - May, 2014
We detail the company's M&A strategy, financials and prospects for its upcoming IPO. The challenge for Good will be to convince the public markets of the future value of its enterprise mobility management products and services.
Symantec's Vision for enterprise mobility and the Internet of Things
MIS Impact Report - May, 2014
The company continues to evolve its mobility strategy. In this report, we discuss its announcements and strategy for the management of current and future mobile devices as it looks to streamline its large list of products.
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.
 

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