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Vishal Jain
Analyst, Mobile Services

Vishal covers mobile application development, deployment and management tools and services for enterprises and service providers. He is interested in the impact of new endpoints on enterprises back-ends and how new technologies such as HTML5 will change client- and server-side computing. His previous research activities at 451 Research included mobile payments and advertising. He authored an industry leading report on the mobile display advertising. He is also part of the 451 Research’s European Research practice, working on exploitation activities, for a mobile social networking platform.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Vishal had worked in technology consulting and solutions architecting at Atos, Accenture and Tata Consultancy Services. Vishal started his career at Patni Computer Systems, as a software developer for GE Capital in the US.

Vishal holds an MBA in Information Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, and a Bachelor with Distinction in Production Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surat, India.


Reports by this Analyst

Touching mobile apps the Artisan way delivers real-time UI/UX changes without coding
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
Delivering experience that is tailored to individual users through the use of A/B testing is well known within Web marketing. We take a look at how Artisan is bringing these familiar concepts within native apps through its Optimize platform.
Partnerpedia evolves the intranet for a range of endpoints with a unified app store
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
With its upgraded app store, Partnerpedia lets organizations centrally distribute and manage content across desktops, smartphones and tablets. As we analyze app stores, we find that it is as much about user experience as it is about tackling BYOD.
MBaaS vendor FeedHenry seeks to become the apps platform for the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
FeedHenry is finding enterprise buyers to be the bedrock of its app development and hosting platform, even with an unconventional server-side technology such as Node.js. We look at how the company is using JavaScript to compete against larger vendors.
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.
New strategic vision leads Symantec toward marketing, away from engineering
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
With Symantec 4.0, there will be a greater emphasis on a consultative sales process, with more opportunities to provide feedback to the development teams, but also to cross-sell and upsell. Does it have the appropriate resources?
Instart Logic is the new startup on the CDN block - will a focus on mobile set it apart?
HITS Insight - June, 2013
The startup has raised $26m to build what looks like a CDN. A combination of virtualization technology and big data promise a different path to boosting Web application performance, particularly on mobile networks.
Apple previews Xcode 5, featuring support for iOS 7 and app-development lifecycle
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
To support the redesigned UI and new app features in iOS 7, Apple has also released a beta version of Xcode. It goes beyond extending new APIs, giving a shot in the arm to project teams with support for devops, testing and asset management.
Verivo revamps strategy with open, extensible mobile app platform and new pricing model
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
Leaving behind its proprietary development tools, Verivo has launched a platform that emphasizes back-end integration and allows use of third-party tools. Its change in philosophy reflects the realities of current app development.
Modo Labs partners with AT&T for mobile Web apps targeted at the education market
MIS Impact Report - May, 2013
Expanding its roster of third-party app platforms, AT&T taps Modo Labs to target the education sector in particular, and businesses in general. We look at the carrier's strategy as it adds major app development platforms to its managed service offerings.
Mobile apps blossom when powered by SAP HANA, and integrate faster with RDS
MIS Impact Report - May, 2013
SAP is doing a UI refresh of its applications while enabling faster deployment of mobile apps through Rapid Deployment Solutions and HANA. As it takes a design-centric approach, it is opening its applications to a new set of users and business processes.
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.
A buying and funding API-palooza in the cloud and mobile API markets
TDM Sector IQ - April, 2013
A recent flurry of acquisitions and venture fundings in the once too-techy application programming interface markets prompts the questions: what's going on, and why?
Facebook bets on MBaaS as it buys Parse for mobile apps
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2013
Within a month of announcing its Facebook Technology Partners program that included four MBaaS vendors, the company has brought one of them into its fold. As MBaaS gains traction, it could be time for more such deals.
Cloud vendors add MBaaS and mobile app-development tools for the enterprise
MIS Spotlight - April, 2013
Two major cloud vendors have announced a complete mobility stack, plus a slew of tools targeted at mobile app developers. We assess the effect on the direction of mobile back end as a service, and whether it may soon become an integral part of any PaaS.
Business processes are being reviewed and remodeled as enterprises ready for mobile apps
MIS Spotlight - April, 2013
As mobile apps gather pace in the enterprise, organizations are finding that beyond productivity gains, the impact can be long-standing and overarching on business. We analyze why it could be time to reengineer business processes, with mobile at the core.
Bitzer applies Kerberos SSO on container to BEAM SharePoint files and sites on BYOD
MIS Impact Report - March, 2013
One of the recent entrants in mobility management offers a container-based product for accessing intranet sites, apps and Windows file systems. As we analyze the product, we also look at how it is deploying Kerberos for single sign-on access.
SDL adds mobile Web to the digital experience with bemoko buy
TDM Deal Analysis - March, 2013
Looking to expand the scope of its Web content management business, SDL has acquired mobile Web app development vendor bemoko. Although late to the mobile party, SDL hopes to catch up with a converged digital play for its WCM business.
Mobile World Congress 2013: enterprise mobility wrap-up
MIS Spotlight - March, 2013
Here we detail the key announcements targeting the enterprise made at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
VMware's Horizon Suite: so close, you can touch it
MIS Impact Report - March, 2013
After months of anticipation, VMware has finally executed on its Horizon Suite vision. In the long-delayed release, it also addresses what had been a key deficiency in the company's end-user computing strategy: the workspace after Windows.
With secure container, Accellion adds a dose of productivity to mobile file sharing
MIS Impact Report - February, 2013
Mobile Productivity Suite allows users of Accellion mobile app to create and edit Microsoft documents, all managed within a secure container. As the mobile file-sharing market gets commodified, we analyze what these new features mean to the enterprise.
IBM puts together a MobileFirst offering to support the post-PC enterprise
MIS Impact Report - February, 2013
Big Blue is moving to a MobileFirst attitude. We explore the company's move and motivations, and the impact it will have on the increasingly mobile-focused IT market.
Native vs. Web apps: Is HTML5 still relevant for the enterprise?
MIS Spotlight - February, 2013
The initial drive behind HTML5 was led by the need to find an alternative to native app ecosystems and Flash. It has now evolved to be complementary to native apps. We present our pick of top Web components that remain relevant for apps in the enterprise.
RIM renames and reshapes itself with BlackBerry Z10 and Q10
MIS Impact Report - January, 2013
The mobile device vendor has a new brand, ticker symbol and devices. We explore the BlackBerry 10 devices, what they offer for the enterprise and what it will mean for BlackBerry's future.
Appcelerator packs in devops for mobile apps as it eyes the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - January, 2013
SOASTA and Crittercism have been added as partners for their testing and app performance capabilities, respectively. We detail what these partnerships mean to Appcelerator's bid for an app development and management lifecycle platform in the enterprise.
2013 M&A Outlook – Enterprise mobility
TDM Others - January, 2013
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2012 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the enterprise mobility sector. Where will we see acquisitions, and who might be involved?
With support from Microsoft, .NET emerges as an alternative for app development
MIS Spotlight - January, 2013
Mobile app development for LOB applications has remained Java-centric amid the rise of HTML5 and other open source technologies. However, .NET-based app development has sprung a pleasant surprise with the availability of several third-party tools.
What Good's lawsuit against AirWatch and MobileIron means for enterprise mobility
MIS Impact Report - December, 2012
Highlighting a large market opportunity in the mobile management market, three major players have become embroiled in litigation. We detail the four patents in the dispute, how they are relevant to the market, and what other vendors could be affected.
2013 preview – Enterprise mobility
MIS Reviews / Previews - December, 2012
Here we highlight the major areas in enterprise mobility that we expect to be driving industry innovation in 2013.
Antenna gives way to third-party tools to remain at the core of enterprise mobility
MIS Impact Report - December, 2012
Through third-party development tools and multiple app packaging options, Antenna wants to ensure a mobile architecture built around its app server. The company is trying to be flexible without losing control of its stake in the enterprise.
Layer 7 takes API management beyond IT with APIfy launch
MIS Impact Report - October, 2012
From SOA governance to mobile application APIs, Layer 7 has a range of products for enterprise IT. The company is now targeting the non-IT domain of enterprise with its Web-based, subscription-driven API management service called APIfy.
Getting control of mobile management disorder
MIS Spotlight - October, 2012
We discuss the growing methods for managing mobile devices in the enterprise, define their role and map out their ranges of control.
TeleNav targets local mobile advertising with ThinkNear buy
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2012
In only its second acquisition, LBS specialist TeleNav has reached for local mobile advertising startup ThinkNear for $22.5m. The deal is a creative expansion in mobile advertising for TeleNav, and could signal more M&A for the company in this sector.
Veracode adds automated malware detection for mobile apps with Marvin buy
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2012
Veracode has announced the acquisition of mobile application security vendor Marvin Mobile Security. The deal highlights the growing focus on mobile apps in the enterprise.
Good Technology acquires AppCentral to address enterprise mobile app invasion
TDM Deal Analysis - October, 2012
We detail the deal and its drivers. Is this the start of things to come in the mobile application management space?
MBaaS eases server-side mobile app development with out-of-box APIs and servers
MIS Spotlight - September, 2012
A new app development approach called mobile back end as a service is introducing the PaaS model to mobile apps. We analyze what this hybrid of PaaS and middleware, involving ready-made server code and APIs, means to enterprises and app developers.
Apple announces iPhone 5: What does the enterprise think?
MIS Impact Report - September, 2012
The company has announced its long-awaited upgrade to iPhone. We detail the announcement and go over current interest in the device by IT, as well as how it will impact the enterprise smartphone market.
Nokia announces its Windows Phone 8 devices: Will there be demand?
MIS Impact Report - September, 2012
The company has announced its first two Windows Phone 8 devices. We detail the announcement and the impact we believe that it will have on the smartphone market going forward.
Appthority seeks to measure the inherent security risk in mobile software
MIS Impact Report - August, 2012
Enterprises are deploying several tools to manage their mobile apps; however, seldom does a thought go to the quality of the code itself. Appthority is using software analysis to help enterprises understand its privacy and security attributes.
Layer 7 targets enterprises with packaged mobile API gateway, as transition looms
MIS Impact Report - August, 2012
Implementing key chain sharing for mobile applications and proxying streaming protocols, Layer 7 is aiming to make early headway in an architectural transition.
SAP fast-tracks mobile app development by seeding SUP into app developers
MIS Impact Report - August, 2012
With the Sybase Unwired Platform more accessible and affordable, SAP expects that it can leave the task of app development to a developer's imagination. As the company recedes from its platform-heavy image, we detail how apps are where its ERP lives.
SOTI's MobiControl targets Android fragmentation in the enterprise
MIS Impact Report - August, 2012
The longtime MDM player moves to manage Android devices in the enterprise with a bid to help OEMs meet the needs of IT. We explore its strategy, and what its products mean for the enterprise.
RSA to search for rogue apps and malware on public app stores
MIS Impact Report - July, 2012
Through FraudAction Anti Rogue App Service, the firm will monitor, detect and remove phishing- or malware-causing apps from app stores. Apps will be a focus for RSA as it builds its capability in managing fraud and risks in the enterprise mobility space.
Gizmox shows mobile Web apps from migration of legacy code and desktop applications
MIS Impact Report - July, 2012
By extending legacy applications such as VB6 to mobile devices, using virtualization and code refresh, Gizmox wants to offer reusability over rewrite. We detail the approach and how it presents an alternative for building cloud-based secure mobile apps.
Mozilla gets operators onboard, but is that enough for Firefox Mobile OS?
MIS Impact Report - July, 2012
Firefox Mobile OS is the result of Mozilla's Boot to Gecko (B2G) project, an initiative to provide standardized Web-based interfaces to native hardware APIs. As operators and OEMs join in, we will find out Mozilla's chances against iOS and Android.
Google checks into field services with Google Maps Coordinate app
MIS Impact Report - June, 2012
The company is readying Google Maps and the sprawling LBS infrastructure for enterprise play. We analyze Google Maps Coordinate and look at whether it could be the start of more such off-the-shelf ERP apps from Google.
Brightcove offers free app development tools for digital content publishing
MIS Impact Report - June, 2012
In a bid to tap the consumption of video from mobile devices, OVP vendor Brightcove launched App Cloud for app development and deployment. It's now available in three flavors: App Cloud Core, App Cloud Pro and App Cloud Enterprise.
Kony gets into mobile app management with app store and policy management features
MIS Impact Report - June, 2012
Having made inroads into several large enterprises with its mobile app development tools, Kony is now gearing for mobile app management. We assess the layering of management over development and how it bodes for other MAM and development-tooling vendors.
Nokia changes executive team, layoffs coming – acquires Scalado for imaging
MIS Impact Report - June, 2012
With a third profit warning in just over one year, the device vendor is restructuring its executive team and devices in light of an additional charge of €1bn for restructuring its Devices and Services division.
Verivo makes it easier to embed HTML5 and JavaScript into native app development
MIS Impact Report - June, 2012
The company's app-development technology allows updates to native apps without requiring recompilation and resubmissions. We look at Verivo's plans to embrace HTML5 and how it is doing ever since it transitioned from being Pyxis Mobile.

 

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