Slack and Docker up their enterprise game with latest releases

Slack and Docker’s latest product releases are both targeting the enterprise, with the former issuing security updates and supporting enterprise mobility management (EMM) and the latter aiming to bring containers as a service (CaaS) to the enterprise application portfolio.

Admins on Enterprise Grid, Slack’s enterprise-themed product – which this publication has previously covered – can...

By James Bourne, 18 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Analysing Apple DEP and how it enhances EMM

Enterprise technology has always been a target for hackers, so why are IT teams working harder than ever to protect company data? After all, security systems have never been more advanced.

In today’s digital business landscape, cutting-edge technology can be a double-edged sword. Employees enjoy the efficiency and freedom smartphones provide, but attackers are also using these devices to breach enterprise security at an alarming rate. In fact, 

By MOBI, 17 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

BlackBerry and Appdome team up for codeless integration of voice, video and messaging

BlackBerry and Appdome have announced a partnership to help cut down the cost of integrating messaging, voice, and video capabilities into existing applications and services.

The BBM Enterprise SDK, first made available in June, was hailed by the company at the time as offering a superior user experience compared to other enterprise instant messaging platforms, with more than 60 ISV partners at the time building...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Appdome joins AppConfig Community with eye on helping ISVs with best practice

Appdome has announced it has become the latest company to join the AppConfig Community, an enterprise app standards body with several key enterprise mobility players among its ranks.

The company, based out of Redwood City, California, provides a codeless way of integrating third party SDKs into mobile apps. Appdome joins almost 100 other companies in the ISV members’ section, and through its Appdome for AppConfig will enable customers to automatically integrate the community’s best practice...

By James Bourne, 14 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

VMware, MobileIron, IBM, BlackBerry and Citrix top IDC EMM rankings

VMware, MobileIron, IBM, BlackBerry and Citrix make the top of the pile in IDC’s latest report examining enterprise mobility management (EMM).

The study, published for the first time by IDC, puts VMware at the top of the tree, with the 14 vendors overall being ranked on ‘capabilities’ and ‘strategies’ – not too dissimilar from ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision’ from a rival analyst firm – and being categorised as either leaders,...

By James Bourne, 10 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

How CIOs can help push through a hybrid, multi-cloud digital transformation environment

Recent research from consulting giant Bain & Company has aimed to give CIOs more of a pointer in their digital transformation initiatives.

The report – ‘Six IT Design Rules for Digital Transformation’ – argues that instead of having smooth sailing when it comes to digital transformation, CIOs are “struggling with a complex environment, higher costs, vexing compliance and security issues, and a perpetual need for faster implementation and sharper insights.”

The report...

By James Bourne, 08 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Latest research shows continued issues with enterprise mobility initiatives

The vast majority of executives polled by enterprise information management (EIM) provider M-Files say their employees have difficulty locating documents when working outside of the office.

The study, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne, quizzed 250 UK-based IT decision makers, and found more than half of respondents (51%) said they would like the ability to access company documents, or be able to edit them, when working remotely or on a mobile device.

44% of those polled added they wanted the ability to...

By James Bourne, 07 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Three considerations to overcome enterprise app fatigue

Think about the apps on your smartphone. You’ve probably downloaded dozens of them, but how many do you use on a regular basis? It’s likely that your patience for a bad user experience is low and you’ll stop using an app if it doesn’t seamlessly do what you downloaded it for.

If this feels like you, you’re not alone. Research from comScore finds that mobile users spend 85 percent of their time using just five apps. Moreover, a Gartner survey shows that 41 percent of users are not...

By Ed Hadley, 04 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Clarizen introduces Slack bot and notes improved productivity

Clarizen has announced a new bot that works within Slack – and the company says early adopters have already seen a marked improvement in their productivity.

The company has coined the term ‘ACE’ – not to be confused with the precursor initiative to the AppConfig Community – to describe how work processes can improve through the bot. ‘Adaptive’ refers to the use of real-time data, as well as being able to prioritise work and get live status updates, while...

By James Bourne, 04 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Social.

Google aims to utilise G Suite for new hiring app aimed at smaller businesses

Google has announced the launch of Hire, an app aimed at helping small and medium businesses in the recruitment process.

The app combines with G Suite, Google’s set of intelligent apps, including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar, to help ‘efficiently manage the interview process end to end’, in the company’s words.

Organisations can communicate with candidates in Gmail or Hire, with emails syncing automatically in both, schedule interviews through Hire and Calendar, and analyse...

By James Bourne, 31 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.