The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.
That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud.
IBM, using research figures from Juniper, estimates that one billion smartphones and tablets owned by workers will be use in enterprises by 2018.
That gives IBM the chance to sell enterprises services that include integration, support, maintenance, security and compliance.
Big Blue claims that will give enterprises the ability to deliver applications to hosts of mobile devices in hours rather than months.
IBM is also offering what it describes as the “trifecta” of mobile, cloud and analytics services. Trifecta usually means a type of bet on horse races – usually called a triple – which we’re not sure IBM wants to mean by this word.
The DaaS offering uses the Citrix Worspace Suite via cloud infrastructure from its subsidiary, Softlayer. IBM explains that, for example, this would let a saleswoman or man to click an icon on a tablet and turn it into a personal work desktop with access to large sales presentations and the like.