25 Coolest Mobile Software Companies And Services: 2019 Mobility 100

We round up the top vendors focused on mobile software for businesses, along with the leading providers of mobile services.

Mobile Software And Services Innovators

Pulling together an effective business mobility strategy requires putting together all the right pieces, from across a range of solutions. Mobile-friendly communications technologies, mobile data backup, wireless expense management and mobile printing capabilities are just a few of the areas that many businesses will want to consider investing in. To give a sense of the leading mobile software companies and services providers right now, we've rounded up 25 of the coolest vendors to know about.


Top Executive: Vik Verma, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

8x8 enables remote workforces with the Virtual Office mobile app for iOS and Android, which provides all of the functionality of 8x8's Virtual Office communications app for desktop. That includes phone and video calls, texting and team messaging, voicemail management and accessing the company directory.


Top Executive: Serguei Beloussov, CEO

Headquarters: Singapore and Switzerland

Acronis recently launched Acronis Backup 12.5 Update 4 to protect data in all environments, including mobile workloads. Key features include extended scalability, with the ability to manage as many as 8,000 devices from one management server.


Top Executive: Randall Stephenson, CEO

Headquarters: Dallas

AT&T Business' mobility services include 5G for business, instant communication services such as push-to-talk and business messaging. Meanwhile, AT&T Business Mobility-as-a-Service allows businesses to design their own custom mobility solution, from the selection of devices and applications to choices of service plans and security.

Barracuda Networks

Top Executive: BJ Jenkins, CEO

Headquarters: Campbell, Calif.

With its Barracuda Essentials offering, Barracuda Networks offers data protection solutions such as backup and archiving for Office 365, the Microsoft productivity suite that is a key tool of the mobile workforce. The solution includes backup to Barracuda Cloud Storage of data in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.


Top Executive: Matt Jones, CEO

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, and Finland

Blancco provides software that erases data from hardware including mobile devices, and provides an audit trail proving the data has been removed. The software can be used not just for erasing devices that are being decommissioned, but also for erasing specific device data—even if the devices are not reaching end of life.


Top Executive: Aaron Levie, CEO

Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.

Box enables users to view and edit files on any mobile device. Key mobility features with Box include secure sharing of files using the Box mobile app and the Capture tool, which allows iPhone and iPad users to send photos and videos directly from their device into the Box cloud, rather than having to store the files on their device first.


Top Executive: Mohamad Ali, CEO

Headquarters: Boston

Along with the Carbonite Mobile app, which offers access to file backups for Android users, Carbonite also has expanded into security with the acquisition of Webroot. Mobile security solutions from Webroot include secure mobile web browsing (which protects against malicious websites and phishing) and antivirus for Android users.

Cisco Systems

Top Executive: Chuck Robbins, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Cisco enables enterprise mobility not just through its wireless access points, but also with solutions such as mobile device management (through Cisco Meraki) and mobile VPN. Additionally, the Cisco Webex Teams solution includes a mobile app for iOS and Android offering online meetings, messaging, content sharing and calling.

Comcast Business

Top Executive: William Stemper, President

Headquarters: Philadelphia

Comcast Business mobility capabilities include mobile calling, via the Be Anywhere offering, for subscribers to a Business Voice Mobility line or VoiceEdge Select service. Be Anywhere lets users make and receive calls using their office number from their mobile device.


Top Executive: Drew Houston, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

Key features of the Dropbox Business solution include third-party app integrations, with Dropbox now integrated with 300,000 apps. Dropbox's iOS and Android apps offer access to files, document scanning and file sharing.


Top Executive: Colin Doherty, CEO

Headquarters: Boston

Recent announcements from enterprise communications provider Fuze include a partnership with Samsung to bring Fuze software to Samsung mobile devices, such as Fuze's audio, video and chat technologies. An initial collaboration focuses on Fuze communication solutions for distribution and logistics workers.


Top Executive: Sundar Pichai, CEO

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Google continues to maintain Android, the most widespread mobile operating system, including with the latest version, Android 9 (aka Android Pie). Android 9 offers improved capabilities around artificial intelligence, with the operating systems software learning each user's preferences over time in such areas as battery usage, screen brightness and app usage patterns.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Top Executive: Antonio Neri, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Aruba business offers networking architecture that is designed to be mobile-first, with strong performance and security for mobile users. Key capabilities include providing enhanced visibility of users and devices that are connecting to the network in order to bolster security, along with combining cloud and machine-learning technologies to better address network performance issues.


Top Executive: Michael Gold, CEO

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Intermedia's cloud-based business phone system, Cloud PBX, includes a range of capabilities aimed at mobile workers. They include automatic forwarding of desktop phone calls to mobile devices and enabling smartphones and tablets to manage a user's Find Me / Follow Me settings—ensuring that users always receive important calls regardless of where they are.


Top Executive: Allen Waugerman, Chairman, Lexmark Executive Management Committee

Headquarters: Lexington, Ky.

Lexmark offers a portfolio of mobile printing solutions including the Lexmark Mobile Print app, which offers simple printer discovery, direct print to Lexmark devices with no server required and scanning of documents to mobile devices from Lexmark MFPs.


Top Executive: Satya Nadella, CEO

Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.

Thanks to the growing popularity of highly portable Windows 10 devices, such as notebooks and 2-in-1 tablets, Microsoft has remained a key player in mobility even after the end of Windows Phone. Meanwhile, Microsoft has optimized its Office productivity suite for mobile devices running iOS, Android and Windows.


Top Executive: Richard McBee, CEO

Headquarters: Kanata, Ontario

Mitel says that its MiCloud Office phone system is targeted as a mobile-first solution for the modern workplace, with phone functionality available through mobile apps for iOS and Android that aims to offer a "seamless" experience. MiCloud Office also offers mobile integrations with key business applications such as CRM.


Top Executive: Dave Stevens, CEO

Headquarters: Agoura Hills, Calif.

MobilSense's offerings include the MobilSentry Data Manager, for assessing and controlling mobile data usage. Other key MobilSense capabilities include mobile spend optimization, invoice management, reporting and analytics and automated procurement.


Top Executive: Vlad Shmunis, CEO

Headquarters: Belmont, Calif.

RingCentral offers unified communications over mobile with the RingCentral mobile app, providing high-quality, high-reliability calling; team messaging, tasks and file sharing; and video meetings with capabilities for screen sharing and collaboration.


Top Executive: Marcelo Claure, CEO

Headquarters: Overland Park, Kan.

Sprint offers a number of solutions around enabling business mobility, such as simplified BYOD solutions (with two lines on a device via Sprint MultiLine); enterprise mobile messaging; and mobile office productivity (such as delivery of Microsoft Office 365 and Google's G Suite apps).

Star2Star, a StarBlue Company

Top Executive: Alan Foy, CEO

Headquarters: Sarasota, Fla.

Star2Star's solutions for mobile workforces include offering a full IP phone application experience on iPhone and Android devices. The solution provides users to make and receive calls on their mobile devices by leveraging the Star2Star Hybrid Cloud Communications Solution.


Top Executive: Bob Irwin, CEO

Headquarters: Parsippany, N.J.

In December, Tangoe acquired MOBI, which offers a platform for managing a corporate mobility strategy. The platform provides capabilities for optimizing expenses, managing assets, unifying domestic and global mobility programs and automating business mobility processes.


Top Executive: John Legere, CEO

Headquarters: Bellevue, Wash.

T-Mobile offers a number of enterprise mobility capabilities including hosted mobility management solutions (such as managing licensing, installation and mobile-policy configuration); enterprise messaging; and mobile device management.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Top Executive: George Fischer, President

Headquarters: New York

Verizon Enterprise Solutions offers business mobility solutions such as One Talk, a "mobile-first" business IP phone solution that allows users to share the same number between their landline and their smartphone. Other services include enterprise mobility management (including wireless backup and mobile device management) and security.


Top Executive: John Visentin, CEO

Headquarters: Norwalk, Conn.

Xerox's Print Portal mobile app, which works with Xerox Mobile Print Solutions offerings, enables users to print from their mobile device onto printers from Xerox as well as from other vendors such as HP, Canon, Epson and Ricoh. The app offers a range of print options such as color or black-and-white printing, one- or two-sided printing, paper size and stapled print-outs.