There are two Vancouver companies in this field that are particularly noteworthy. On the corporate desktop side, Teradici is well funded and given their partnership with VMware, are going after the same companies using a similar pitch that I did with IBM, but with a new technology approach. The idea is essentially the same - one processor for programs and data, dumb terminals for the multiple end users...but the technology behind it is fundamentally new and different.
On the mobile side of things, FusionPipe Software has developed a compelling solution which addresses the BYOD ("bring your own [mobile] device [to work]") phenomenon. With the "corporate secure" BlackBerry increasingly out of favor these days, more staff are insisting that they use their iOS or Android devices for access to corporate systems and data. The FusionPipe solution provides a "secure wrapper" for the device which ensures that the IT Directors sleep well at night, knowing that their corporate data is safe and their staff are happily using their mobile device of choice.
As for me, it's great to see great technology ideas resurface anew.