Is the prevalence of Android malware a red herring? #MWC15

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Ciaran Bradley, SVP solutions and innovation at mobile security provider Adaptive Mobile, argues people are “crying wolf” over the prevalence of Android malware, yet adds the marketable brand of Apple is the primary reason for Android being held back in the enterprise.

Speaking to Enterprise AppsTech at Mobile World Congress, Bradley notes the research and experience Adaptive has undertaken and explains his view that Google gets “a really bad press that’s...

By James Bourne, 03 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Good’s latest mobility index shows iOS go further ahead of Android in enterprise OS race

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Secure mobility provider Good Technology has released its latest Mobility Index report and found iOS is eating more marketshare from Android as an enterprise operating system.

The study, which focuses on Good-activated devices, saw iOS activations rise to 73% in Q414, up from 69% the previous quarter, with Android dropping to 25% from 29% in Q314. Good puts a lot of this rise down to the release of the iPhone 6 in late Q314, again indicating the aggressive pace of the...

By James Bourne, 27 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Globo’s MDM report shows Samsung and KitKat dominate Android enterprise market

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The latest Globo MDM report has revealed how Samsung continues to dominate the Android enterprise hardware market, with KitKat becoming the most popular operating system.

Samsung commands 73% of all activated Android Globo devices, followed by Motorola (12%) and LG (7%), while KitKat runs on half (49.59%) of devices, ahead of Jelly Bean (30.41%) and Gingerbread (9.31%). The latter represents a marked change from July 2014, with Jelly Bean running on two in five Droids.

Android Lollipop, which was...

By James Bourne, 24 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Samsung.

Mobile malware infections continue to rise, Android and Windows PC the worst offenders

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16 million mobile devices were hit by mobile malware in 2014 as mobile infections continued to accelerate, according to a new report from Motive Security Labs.

Motive, an offshoot of French telecommunications provider Alcatel Lucent, has predicted a variety of happenings in 2015, warning that botnets will move to mobile and the cloud, attacks on the cloud will increase, and the Internet of Things will get hit.

Even though 16 million seems like a huge number, it only represents 0.68%...

By James Bourne, 16 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Malware, Security.

Citrix mobile report reveals continued dominance of iOS in the enterprise

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A new report from software giant Citrix has revealed that while the number of devices managed in the enterprise is exploding year on year, iOS remains by far the most popular workplace OS.

Device numbers in the enterprise grew 72% from 2013 to 2014, with almost two thirds (64%) running iOS, 27% running Android, and 9% Windows Phone. In EMEA these figures changed to 50% for iOS and 30% for Android, while in the Americas the figures stood at 57% for iOS and 27% Android. Asia Pacific saw...

By James Bourne, 10 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

Microsoft reportedly bringing out Power BI to mobile apps

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Microsoft’s business intelligence (BI) tool, Power BI, is being tested and prepared for mobile devices with an iOS app, according to reports.

Enterprise AppsTech has been anticipating an update such as this for some time, after news on Microsoft’s business intelligence suite, pumped in for Office 365 last year, went rather quiet.

According to

By James Bourne, 28 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Globo MDM survey hints Android fragmentation will hold it back in enterprise

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A new batch of survey data from enterprise mobility vendor Globo has found that Apple is not only dominating Android in the enterprise market, but also more successfully migrating its user base onto the latest operating systems.

The survey of its customer base found Apple devices garnering 61% of market share in the enterprise, compared to 35% for Android, 3% for BlackBerry and a pitiful 0.06% for Windows Phone. Compared to 2012’s figures – 58% Apple, 26% Android, 14%...

By James Bourne, 17 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Microsoft, Office 365 mobility, and the subscription experience

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Opinion Microsoft’s recent decision to make its consumer Office applications free on iOS and Android wasn’t just a reaction to Google and Apple’s market share in mobile productivity tools. That may be true in tactical terms, but it’s not the real story.

Here’s the bigger picture: this was Microsoft’s final acknowledgement of a broad,...

By Tien Tzuo, 17 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Microsoft.

Android Lollipop: Here’s one enterprise-friendly feature that’s not being discussed

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Feature Last week, Google put the tech industry out of its collective misery and announced its new operating system was called Android Lollipop. It continues the sweet treat theme of Google’s naming system, and it cut through the smoke and mirrors generated by the search giant’s – admittedly hilarious – teaser video posted earlier that week.

This image hasn’t exactly translated over to the enterprise market. Apple has been...

By James Bourne, 24 October 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility.