In order to securely deliver applications in a mobile-first world, you need a 100% cloud solution. Why? Very simply put, it's because the world is moving much faster.
All the current IT processes have been organized to buy and deploy software in timeframes of years, just like it took months for vendors to put out a single release (remember the days software came in boxes??). A typical infrastructure software sales process would take 9 months, and then IT would spend the next 12-18 months deploying the software to a small set of internal users, and it could take 2-3 years before broad rollout. Upgrades could take 9-12 months. Think of how long it took you to deploy a VPN, VDI or MDM.
The dominant endpoint computing platform in the enterprise for many years was a Windows PC. Microsoft made a major upgrade to Windows every 3-5 years. Companies skipped every alternate release and upgraded every 7-10 years: from Windows XP to Windows 7.
This is no longer possible. Since 80+% of the end points (phones, tablets, laptops) in the world are end user owned (BYOD), and end users can upgrade their device at any time, end point OS is being upgraded nearly every day if you count all the variations of Android, iOS, and Windows. The world now moves at the speed of mobile. Does your software?
In this fast-changing end-point environment, IT needs to move as fast. We believe that the right solution to mobilizing the enterprise at this pace is a 100% cloud solution: workspace as a service.