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HP buys mobile management outfit

HP has signed an agreement to buy Bitfone, a privately held company that develops enterprise software solutions for mobile device management in the wireless industry.

HP has signed an agreement to buy Bitfone, a privately held company that develops enterprise software solutions for mobile device management in the wireless industry. The deal forms part of HP’s strategy to increase its mobile enterprise business. The vendor claims that acquiring Bitfone will strengthen its ability to provide customers with a flexible, modular approach to building a mobile infrastructure.

“Mobile device management is a key component to driving widespread mobile IT deployments,” said Dave Rothschild, VP handheld business unit, PSG at HP.