Dell Enhances Wyse PocketCloud to Address BYOD
Dell’s PocketCloud personal cloud software is available on Apple’s iPad and tablets running Windows RT.Dell officials are addressing the rising tide of the bring your own device, or BYOD, trend with enhancements to their Wyse PocketCloud software, which gives users a safe cloud-based way to access their professional and personal data through mobile devices and remote PCs. Dell, which inherited the PocketCloud apps when it bought Wyse Technology in April, is now making the PocketCloud Explore technology available on Apple's iPad and tablets running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, which is aimed at devices powered by chips designed by ARM Holdings. The existing versions of PocketCloud apps support other devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems. The apps can be found in Apple's App Store and the Google Play store. Also on Nov. 27, Dell officials announced the release of the company's PocketCloud Web app and service, which enables users to leverage the capabilities of the PocketCloud Explore apps via any Web browser. This will let customers use public computers to securely access the content—from professional office files to personal photos and music—that are on their personal and professional computers and stored in their own personal cloud. Users need to register for the PocketCloud Web service, according to Dell.
Dell's PocketCloud portfolio gives users a single, central app through which to manage, search, view and share content from a variety of mobile devices and through Web browsers. The large screen sizes on the growing number of tablets that are hitting the market, as well as some of the newer smartphones, are making it easier and more attractive for consumers to use these devices for both their work and personal content, according to Tarkan Maner, vice president and general manager for cloud client computing at Dell and the former president and CEO at Wyse.