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Best Practices for Using Virtualization to Mobilize Legacy Applications

Published: 06 March 2015

ID: G00271870

Analyst(s): Jason Wong , Nathan Hill , Richard Marshall


Mobilizing PC-based, legacy applications with virtualization technologies can be an integral part of a bimodal mobile app strategy. This research provides best practices for mobile strategists to evaluate appropriate virtualization approaches, including RMAD and Workspace Aggregators.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine If Virtualization Is Appropriate for Your Mobile Apps by Understanding Its Limitations
  • Select a Virtualization Approach Based on Use Case to Provide Appropriate Mobile UX
    • 1. Established Virtualization Technologies and Workspace Aggregators
    • 2. Virtualization With Mobile UX Improvements
    • 3. Enhanced Virtualization With Native SDK Development
    • 4. Mobile UI Transformation Through Virtualization
  • Rethink Workflow and UI for Mobile Moments to Improve Usability of Virtualized Apps

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