Kony and Cognizant partner up for enterprise mobile apps

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Mobile app development provider Kony and IT infrastructure provider Cognizant have announced a partnership to deliver a suite of new cross-platform mobile applications to enhance business process efficiencies.

The two companies will be looking towards various industry verticals, including banking, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Cognizant will also be offering Digital Fabric, a mobile middleware service based on Kony’s MobileFabric, to customers. Kony’s app...

By James Bourne, 19 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Skype, Facebook Messenger, and BBM among list of worst rated business apps

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Skype, Facebook Messenger and BlackBerry’s BBM are considered among the worst rated apps for business executives, according to a new survey released by ARC, the application resource centre of software testing provider Applause.

According to the metrics, Messenger bottomed out at an average rating of 31/100 for Android and iOS, behind Skype (34.5), LINE (46.5), Google Hangouts (47), BBM (48), and The Weather Channel app (49), now owned by IBM. In contrast, Yahoo’s weather...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Social.

Five key insights from the latest Enterprise Mobility Exchange report

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The Enterprise Mobility Exchange (EME) has long been a forum for companies implementing mobility strategies, as well as companies like ours which help enable enterprise mobility. As it turns out, they’re also a great source of insight on the state of enterprise mobility. 

For their new report, “The Global State of Enterprise Mobility: 2016,” EME surveyed over 300 senior mobility practitioners to gauge...

By App47, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Productivity.

Reflections on Mobile World Congress: Enterprise apps coming to new form factors

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Even with a show as large as Mobile World Congress (MWC), with over 100,000 attendees, it was pretty clear that a lot of companies are pushing forward to win a share of two related markets; virtual reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

MWC saw a large number of VR headset announcements from Samsung, LG, HTC, Oculus, Google, Epson, Gear VR, and Fujitsu – which was specifically focused on enterprise applications. A primary driver for a somewhat global network upgrade to 5G...

By Chris Hazelton, 17 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MAM.

Six ways Windows 10 is changing the enterprise

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Here at VMware AirWatch, we are incredibly excited about the transformative power of mobility and the cloud for businesses large and small. Over the years, we have had the opportunity and privilege of supporting and guiding our customers across many industry verticals on their mobile adoption journeys. In doing so, we collaborate with technology leaders, including Microsoft, to...

By VMware AirWatch, 10 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Mitie moves its facilities managers to mobile for greater data delivery

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Facilities management company Mitie is working with enterprise app development firm Mubaloo to deliver an iOS version of account management tool Miworld to its facilities managers.

The two companies put their heads together to provide a dashboard which gives facilities managers either an overview of their client portfolio or property specific information. The app also has a bespoke content management system, which allows the app to be tailored to individual customers or managers, as...

By James Bourne, 09 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Lessons from MWC16: “Mobile is far more than mobile”

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Mobile World Congress wrapped up earlier this week, and although we didn’t make the trip across the pond to Barcelona, we’ve been keeping a close eye on this year’s events and insights. MWC 16 didn’t disappoint in terms of new tech–from connected cars to VR–but it remains to be seen how much of this new technology will translate quickly over to the enterprise. Much of the tech at MWC is already on the cutting-edge of the consumer market, and we all...

By App47, 07 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

Why AppConfig represents take two in solving a vital enterprise app problem

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Analysis The AppConfig Community, an initiative founded by AirWatch VMware, IBM, JAMF Software and MobileIron to foster easier development and deployment of enterprise apps through native OS frameworks and best practices, represents the second attempt in achieving a key breakthrough for the enterprise mobile industry – from the vendor, developer and customer side.

The four enterprise...

By James Bourne, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Enterprise mobility isn’t about access - it’s about context on the go

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One third of companies are planning to build enterprise app stores, according to Forrester’s State of Enterprise Mobile Security report, while Gartner claims that by 2018, more than half of all mobile apps will be created by business analysts without coding. As this market becomes more available to the masses, everyone seems to be jumping in head first to enterprise mobility through apps.

The mobile movement has offered businesses the promise of speed; from quicker access to...

By Dave Marcus, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why businesses remain ill equipped for digital transformation and automation

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For most sectors today digital has to be a central part of their strategy, and yet many organisations are still facing huge challenges in meeting their digital transformation needs, according to a new survey.

Research by app platform provider KnowledgeKube showed that of the 100 European-wide private and public sector IT leaders interviewed for the study 70% wanted to go digital and automate processes within their organisation, however only 30% were confident their company would rapidly...

By Liz Morrell, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Research.