Enterprise mobile metrics: iOS still top, while mobile becomes a must have

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Mobile is increasingly becoming the norm in the enterprise, while some organisations are seeing their investment in enterprise mobility management (EMM) being paid back within 12 months due to greater productivity.

Those are the two key findings from a report released by Citrix, which has charted the key themes in EMM over the past year.

Naturally, the devil is in the detail. The survey respondents were Citrix customers who used XenMobile, so the ROI stat is essentially the Fort Lauderdale...

By James Bourne, 30 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Windows 10: The acceleration into a mobile-dominant enterprise architecture

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As Microsoft pushed through its staged rollout of Windows 10, beginning at 0500 BST today, many in the mobile enterprise see it as a milestone for greater productivity and efficiency.

Naturally, enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers are falling over themselves to provide support for the nascent ‘Windows as a Service’ OS straight out of the box. But should organisations jump in?

Noah Wasmer, end user computing CTO and VP product management at VMware, notes enterprise buy-in is...

By James Bourne, 29 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Microsoft.

Another enterprise app partnership? Xamarin and Oracle team up for backend integration

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There’s an old saying about buses; you wait ages for one to arrive and then three come along at once. Soon enough, there may well be a similar aphorism around enterprise app partnerships. First it was Apple and IBM, then it was Red Hat and Samsung, now it is the turn of Xamarin and Oracle.

The two...

Red Hat and Samsung announce strategic alliance for mobile enterprise

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Ask any executive about news regarding two companies who have come together and harnessed their strengths for enterprise mobile solutions, and the answer would be straightforward. But this time, it’s not Apple and IBM: Red Hat and Samsung have announced a “strategic alliance” to deliver solutions for organisations looking to implement a mobile-first strategy.

Starting off in the US, Samsung Business Services and Red Hat will look to deliver several key products,...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

iOS 9 goes smarter, iPad gets more productive: An enterprise and developer eye on WWDC

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With iOS 9, Apple didn’t need to introduce a raft of new features. Many of us expected the company to focus solely on quality and performance improvements. In many ways, this is what the company did - but for both enterprise users and developers, the next evolution of its OS brings enough to keep it relevant, and exciting.

Complications on Apple Watch

Apple didn’t spend any time going over numbers at this event, so we still don’t know how many first generation watches it sold. All the company...

By Olly Berry, 09 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

The state of IoT in the enterprise – and how it will differentiate EMM vendors’ outlooks

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Over the next 12 months, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become a key component and differentiator in the offerings of enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers – but there are still plenty of hurdles to clear before then.

That’s the view of Nick McQuire, enterprise mobility analyst at CCS Insight. In a 2015 predictions roundup, McQuire noted how IoT and EMM will ‘converge’ in 2015, noting: “Leading suppliers set...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MDM, Wearables.

Windows 10: Microsoft reveals universal app details, Surface Hub and other enterprise features

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At today’s Windows 10 briefing, company executives demonstrated many of the new operating system’s features and offered a timeline for the release.

“In the next week, we’ll be releasing a new build of Windows 10 to our insiders,” said VP of operating systems Terry Myerson. A beta version of Windows 10 will be available this week for users who are enrolled in the 

By VMware AirWatch, 22 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Why the world's leading businesses trust BlackBerry

There are dozens of enterprise mobility solutions on the market. So why should your organization choose BlackBerry? What sets us apart? There’s a long list of reasons, from the lowest TCO to the most security certificates. In this brief document, we’ve highlighted just a few key points – the ones our customers tell us matter most to them.

By Richard Potts, 14 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, BlackBerry, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Mobile apps for the enterprise

You don’t need anyone to tell you that mobility is critical to enterprise productivity, collaboration and profitability. You realize, too, that the strategic, long-term value in mobility lies in applications. Desktop apps (like Sharepoint, LiveLink and SAP) where data resides behind the corporate firewall, have been driving business for years now, and making those apps move – literally – is where it’s at.

By Richard Potts, 14 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Analysis: Apple and IBM announce first mobile enterprise apps

Apple and IBM have launched their first set of enterprise mobile applications as part of a global strategic partnership between the companies that was announced in July 2014. It is a pivotal collaboration that could have a far-reaching effect on the future of enterprise mobility marketplace.

The collaboration, dubbed IBM MobileFirst for iOS, is a suite of applications and managed services for enterprise mobility, cloud services and big data. These are aimed at businesses needing support of the mobility life...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 December 2014, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores, iOS, Productivity.