Three in five global organisations have adopted Windows 10, says Spiceworks

Gartner said back in April that 85% of enterprises will have started deploying Windows 10 by the end of 2017 – and now according to new data from Spiceworks, 60% of global organisations have adopted the operating system today.

Windows 10, which was officially launched two years ago – give or take five days – was seen by many analysts as the long-term successor to Windows Vista, whose...

By James Bourne, 24 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Security.

Microsoft adds Check Point to EMS security partners, joins Zimperium and Lookout

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Check Point, integrating the latter’s SandBlast Mobile with its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite.

The companies had previously teamed up for securing Microsoft Azure with Check Point’s vSec Cloud Security, with Check Point adding that baking SandBlast Mobile, aimed at mobile threat defence, into Microsoft’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) product, Intune, “provides...

By James Bourne, 21 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Companies failing to heed warnings on employee deprovisioning, research warns

More than half of employees surveyed by identity management provider OneLogin admit they still have access to corporate applications from former employers.

The study, which was based on a survey of 500 US-based IT decision makers, found that almost half (44%) of respondents lack confidence that former employees have been removed from corporate networks. A quarter of those polled said their organisation takes more than a week to remove a former employee from their records, while another quarter did not know...

By James Bourne, 14 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Security.

How the iPhone changed the enterprise mobile space – and how the next 10 years will shape up

When smartphones were introduced to enterprise mobility, they weren’t all that smart. The BlackBerry was primarily an email device with a tactile keyboard you could use to extend communication beyond voice.

When the iPhone was introduced, it was slow to fully penetrate the enterprise market. It was only through the consumerisation of IT (consumers bringing their personal devices to work and demanding corporate support) that the shift to iPhone and Android truly began. Since then, the iPhone’s...

By Josh Garrett, 13 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

New study warns of management risks as enterprise mobile devices become more pervasive

More than two thirds of CEOs in the transportation and logistics sector are ‘failing to grasp’ the importance of rugged devices in the field to their operations, according to a new report from SOTI.

The study, conducted by Arlington Research on behalf of the enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, sought responses from 1,300 individuals in companies with more than 50 employees, who all use a smart device for work purposes.

Management remains a headache despite – or because of –...

By James Bourne, 13 July 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Symantec to acquire Skycure to bolster mobile security play

Cyber security giant Symantec has announced it is to acquire Israel-based Skycure, a ‘mobile threat defence’ provider.

Skycure’s modus operandi is the belief that ‘true enterprise mobile security could only be achieved by building from the ground up a solution of a type that did not yet exist…one that understands the unique characteristics of mobile devices and mobile productivity’, in the company’s own words.

In other words, Skycure protects across all major mobile...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Trend Micro and VMware team up for enterprise mobile security

Trend Micro and VMware have announced the integration of its solutions for increased enterprise mobile security.

The former’s Mobile Security for Enterprise solution will be baked into VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch, the latter’s digital workspace platform and enterprise mobility management (EMM) offerings.

Customers “will be able to secure corporate data from mobile threats more effectively through policy enforcement and compliance and sharing device security posture...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

iOS 11 is coming: Start planning now to drive efficiencies and streamline operations

Another year, another announcement: Apple offered a sneak peek at the upcoming iOS 11 operating system at its recent annual developer conference.  Apple has exciting things in store with the new system, which will be available publicly in September.

For business users, iOS 11 comes with a slew of iPad and iPhone upgrades that can help boost productivity and efficiency. Some of the most notable features for enterprises include:

  • Driving notifications. Among other improvements, users will have the ability to block incoming messages automatically while driving. Instead of looking at third-party solutions, businesses with fleets...

By Marco Nielsen, 07 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

What is the deal with wearables in the enterprise today?

With recent announcements and new product launches, wearable technology is making a push at the enterprise level. By 2020, experts believe there could be as many as 830 million wearable devices in use worldwide.

Today’s wearable technology market is growing by more than 15% annually—at this rate, the market’s value will exceed $50 billion in less than five years. As more companies...

By MOBI, 06 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

OutSystems adds new features to low-code platform

Low-code development platform provider OutSystems has introduced two new enhancements to its product to address major barriers to enterprise-grade mobile app development.

App Templates forms the building blocks for speed, reducing development times by as much as 70%. Each of the app template has a combination of pre-built screens with navigation, business logic and data structures. It supports out-of-the-box mobility needs like touch ID authentication, Google Maps integration, and in-app notifications.

Theme...

By Enterprise CIO, 06 July 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

AI, AR and VR intriguing Asia Pacific enterprises, argues IDC

The enterprise mobility landscape in Asia Pacific is seeing interesting growth, according to IDC, with the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, and augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) creating new opportunities and challenges for organisations.

IDC unveiled new findings at its latest Enterprise Mobility Conference in Singapore, featuring responses from more than 1,350 IT and business decision makers in the region. Almost half (48%)...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX.

The key ways remote access is impacting the future of work

The workplace continues to change. Whether it’s through personal mobile devices, collaboration software, or remote working, technology continues to spur greater efficiencies.

According to remote software developer RealVNC, the rise of remote software will drive other business trends in the coming year – with the company picking out the five of the most important in a new report.

RealVNC, which counts NASA, Shell and Disney among its customers, argues businesses will have to more actively look at...

By James Bourne, 04 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

From complexity to simplicity: Lessons learnt in enterprise apps from Michelangelo

While it is true that core technologies themselves have greatly evolved, such as the iPhone which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in June, another evolution has occurred alongside technology: one of market demands and user expectations. These dictate the brief for how today’s technology solutions look and feel.

An underlying quality of that brief is simplicity. Not that this is anything new. From the Egyptian Bust of Nefertiti to Pablo Picasso’s Guitar, artists have acknowledged the importance...

By Lance Walter, 03 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility.

Microsoft moving EMS to Azure Portal helps company ‘blow past’ customer usage metrics

Microsoft is baking more of its enterprise mobility roles into the Azure Portal – and it means they have ‘blown past’ their usage metrics for the year.

The move, which has been made gradually over the past quarter, enables admins to operate Intune, Azure Information Protection, and Active Directory, all from one place. As an example video showed, admins can reset or remove data from devices that have fallen out of compliance, protect files, and more through a custom dashboard...

By James Bourne, 30 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Progress Software acquires Kinvey for $49 million

Progress Software has announced the acquisition of backend as a service (BaaS) technology provider Kinvey for $49 million (£37.8m).

Kinvey, with customers including NBCUniversal, Schneider Electric and VMware, enables organisations to build apps in minutes. The company was named as a leader in the Forrester Wave for mobile development platforms towards the end of 2016, with its platform being awarded a patent the...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS.

Building a mobility strategy: How to drive adoption

As all too many companies have learned the hard way, building an app is no guarantee that employees will actually use it. With that in mind, you would be remiss not to consider how you’ll drive adoption when building out your mobility strategy.

This question—“how will we get our employees to use our apps?”—is a relatively new one for companies. When devices were company-owned, and pre-loaded with software, there was no need to ponder whether or not employees would use the devices...

By App47, 29 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the problem of ‘disconnected data’ could be costing your company billions

Legacy technology and ‘disconnected data’ is costing businesses ‘billions’ each year, according to a new study commissioned by SnapLogic.

The report, which was put together by Vanson Bourne, argues the total cost comes to $140 billion per year after interviewing 500 interviews of IT decision makers and business users of cloud-based applications. This isn’t just financial, but impacts on organisations’ ability to innovate, develop new products and services, and engage their...

By James Bourne, 28 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Apperian unveils new password controls and single sign on in product update

Mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian has announced updates to its platform with the aim of ‘increasing the security of enterprise mobile app data without compromising usability’.

The new capabilities include supporting single sign on with Touch ID on iOS devices, supporting the OAuth authentication protocol, as well as advanced password restrictions. The password restrictions include providing administrators with granular controls around password expiration time, password history, and how...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Identity, MAM, Security.

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses mobile security and partnerships at Cisco event

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, took to the stage at Cisco’s Live Las Vegas event to discuss the companies’ partnership, a couple of new products, and the increasing importance of security in a mobile workforce.

The companies announced Cisco Security Connector, which aims to ‘deliver the deepest visibility, control, and privacy for iOS devices’, as a Cisco blog put it, while also revealing an initiative which aims to reduce the cost of cyber attack insurance for companies.

“While iOS devices are...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Europe more ‘sceptical’ around BYOD with GDPR threat looming, warns Strategy Analytics

The UK, alongside France and Germany, remain ‘sceptical’ around bring your own device (BYOD) and its impact with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a note from Strategy Analytics.

The company has put together a new report which polled 1,200 IT decision makers across nine vertical markets in the US, UK, France and Germany. According to the research, 10% of companies polled expect personal-liable tablets to decrease over the coming year, citing security concerns, while nearly a...

By James Bourne, 26 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility.