IT feels overworked and undervalued, according to new research

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Stop us if you’re heard this one before – a new survey from computing accessories provider Kensington has revealed IT professionals feel on the whole overworked and undervalued in their organisations.

One in three (32%) IT decision makers polled say they spend more time reacting to problems in the workplace than developing their IT strategy, while IT pros spend on average 44% of their working day fixing issues. Key frustrations cited by the survey respondents include a lack...

By James Bourne, 27 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Employees, Productivity.

MobileIron launches Access – a safer way to secure enterprise cloud usage

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Enterprise mobility management (EMM) software provider MobileIron has launched MobileIron Access, the latest attempt to ‘secure the cloud’ by ensuring trusted apps on trusted devices with trusted users can get hold of cloudy corporate data.

This publication has examined the company’s strategy on various occasions over the past year, which comes in two linked forms; securing the personal cloud, and re-evaluating shadow IT. The latter, normally a menace for IT...

By James Bourne, 12 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Mobility and the cloud: The next technology frontiers of field service management

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If your service business depends on technicians or engineers going out to deliver services to customers in their homes, businesses or anywhere else for that matter, then you need to be embracing the latest cloud and mobility technologies to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

After all, the global Field Service Management (FSM) market is estimated to jump from $1.58 billion last year to over $3.5 billion by 2019, according to the latest Field...

By Tim Faulkner, 08 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Case Studies, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Okta and Box team up for identity and security on Box for EMM

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Identity and mobility management provider Okta has announced a partnership with Box to offer access to the cloud storage firm’s EMM product while shoring up employee security and data from every endpoint.

The resulting product, entitled Okta and Box for EMM, will enable IT departments to create policies defining how employees can access enterprise resources, as well as helping workers to access their files regardless of where they are using Box.

The move makes sense from a...

By James Bourne, 17 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Identity.

Cisco continues to beat Microsoft for enterprise collaboration, argues research

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Cisco has extended its lead over Microsoft in the collaboration space, according to the latest note from analyst house Synergy Research.

The research, which analysed Q4 data, found Cisco’s on-premise solutions to give the San Jose firm the slight advantage over Microsoft. Despite this, revenues from hosted and cloud solutions went up 10% year on year, while premise systems declined by 3%. Avaya, the third ranked vendor overall, trails considerably behind.

Total revenues from...

By James Bourne, 08 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility.

Seven steps towards achieving simplified DaaS

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Desktop as a service (DaaS), a cloud-hosted infrastructure which provides a smooth desktop experience to end users typically outsourced and handled by a third party, has been heralded as the natural heir to the ageing desktop estate for some time.

Although hyped as a simple and quick solution, the technical complexity and high costs frequently associated with early DaaS user experiences mean there have been more than a few false dawns. Yet the market is showing no signs of giving up...

By Daniel Miller, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

The enterprise guide to Windows Server 2016 preparation

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As we move through the first weeks of 2016, the general availability of Windows Server 2016 edges ever closer. Having seen the fourth Technical Preview for 2016 launch in November, I would estimate a general availability launch of late Q1, or very early Q2.

From what we have seen in Technical Preview 4 and heard from industry experts, the new server operating system is set to build on the successes of Windows Server 2012. You can expect...

By Ed Jones, 19 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Microsoft.

AppSense gains Nutanix validation for speedier VDI deployments

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User environment management (UEM) solutions provider AppSense has gained “Nutanix Ready” validation and has become a part of the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program.

The integrated use of AppSense and Nutanix solutions allows enterprises to benefit from hyper-converged infrastructure to streamline the deployment of virtual desktops for rapid delivery of fully personalized desktops and applications. For instance, Coretek Services’ Virtual Clinical...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Share of cloud in unified communications to rise from 6% in 2015, to 28% in 2016

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A survey undertaken by The Redshift Research and Azzurri Communications has found that enterprise communications is set to undergo a major overhaul in 2016. The main areas to see transformation will be mobility models, telephony set-ups and dependence on collaboration tools. The share of cloud in unified communications (UC) is expected to rise from 6% in 2015 to 28% in 2016, set to...

By Enterprise CIO, 18 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Cloud .

Red Hat launches OpenShift Dedicated for the enterprise

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Red Hat's new OpenShift Dedicated service includes the Kubernetes orchestration and Docker container technologies, both of which were part of OpenShift Enterprise 3.1. It builds on the company's OpenShift Online offering, targeted at individual developers looking to develop and host applications on the Red Hat-supported shared public cloud.

OpenShift Dedicated is aimed at...

By Enterprise CIO, 16 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud .