Majority of enterprises believe cloud apps are as secure as on premise, says research


The latest report from cloud access security provider Bitglass contains an intriguing finding; a majority of enterprises surveyed believe cloud apps are just as secure as on premise for the first time.

The research, entitled ‘The Rise of Purpose-Built Cloud Security’, notes that as cloud applications mature, enterprises are seeing cloud security as increasingly impressive. More than half (52%) of those polled said they were confident of cloud apps being secure as their...

By James Bourne, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

HPE Enterprise Services segment to merge with CSC

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise Services segment is set to merge with CSC, creating a global IT services company, after the latter’s board of directors unanimously approved the development.

The combined entity, well-placed to help clients as regards digital transformation, is anticipated to boast revenues of $26 billion on the back of over 5,000 clients in 70 countries. The development is expected to provide first-year synergies of close to $1...

By Enterprise CIO, 26 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Seven tips for avoiding data migration disasters

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Whether you’re changing ERP, CRM, or other central applications, transferring data between systems is never a simple task. The complexity of data-migration jobs often results in cost overruns and delays. Mistakes made during migrations can lead to costly downtime, diminished end-user productivity, and the loss of important data.   

But if you do the necessary preparation work and fully think through the process, you can avoid some of the most common data migration...

By Stephan Romeder, 26 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Data Loss.

SAP and Apple collaborate to connect SAP HANA Cloud Platform with iOS

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In a move that has not thoroughly impressed observers, SAP and Apple have announced collaboration that will allow iOS apps to connect with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Developers will now be able to build native iOS applications based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP). These apps will be able to access the core data and business processes from S/4HANA while benefiting from...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 May 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, iOS.

Opinion: Embracing collaboration and the human cloud in the connected workforce

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We now live in a digital age, and technology is rapidly progressing bringing with it new possibilities that didn’t exist before. Businesses need to be able to adapt and use these developments in order to gain a competitive edge and create a more modern, connected workforce.

If businesses aren’t able to adapt to and integrate with new technologies they will fail to...

By Geraldine Osman, 09 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, Opinion.

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


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


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


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.