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Verizon VMware plan dual-persona phone software

The system will separate personal and business uses of mobile handsets

Due to a reporting error, the story, "Verizon, VMware plan dual-persona phone software," posted to the wire on Monday, misspelled the name of Janet Schijns of Verizon in two locations.

The story has been corrected on the wire. The fifth and sixth paragraphs now read as follows.

Offering only a dual-persona system could force enterprises to port their existing apps to another OS or adapt them to work with the segmented device software, so Verizon will also offer private app stores that work on any mobile OS and any carrier, Schijns said.

The Private Applications Store for Business lets businesses create app stores with just the devices their employees or partners need, tuned for the privileges and needs of specific departments and users. They can include both internally and externally developed apps, and IT administrators can pull apps from the store or make them inaccessible on a user's device when necessary, Schijns said.


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