10 enterprise app trends to look out for in 2016


We have come a long, long way since the early days of apps. Whilst some of the early apps were ‘smart’, we are now moving to the age of intelligent apps, where they appear to think for themselves a bit more. The rise of digital personal assistants, background monitoring and activity, deep linking between apps and new technologies mean that apps can do more than ever before. 

Whilst in the early days, apps helped to reduce the amount of data required to load content, now...

By Mubaloo, 23 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

The opportunity for enterprise mobile apps lies where you would least expect it


What’s on the horizon for enterprise apps?

We know there’s a bright future ahead. What you may not have known is how much opportunity there is for mobile apps in unexpected places.

Recently, TechCrunch spoke with Byron Deeter, a venture capitalist at Bessemer Venture Partners. Bessemer has already invested in 10 companies centered on mobile enterprise...

By App47, 22 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

Slack Platform launches App Directory to facilitate interoperability; announces fund and Botkit for developers

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In order to foster interoperability and ensure progress and productivity does not get lost in silos, the Slack Platform has launched The Slack App Directory, featuring over 160 apps for the benefit of a Slack team. The platform ensures easy installation and curates apps by category, popularity, and staff favourites.

The listings are classified in a number of categories such as design,...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores.

Enterprise apps will shift to cloud, says IHS Research Director

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Clifford Grossner from IHS talked about the future shift to off-premise enterprise apps at the NexGen Cloud conference in San Diego.

According to Grossner, solution providers will see more applications used by enterprise customers shift off-premise to the cloud, and they need to quickly move to capitalise on the new opportunities created by this shift.

He said: "If...

By Enterprise CIO, 09 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Opinion.

In enterprise mobility, “there’s an app for that” is not enough

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Watching the explosion of mobile apps has been, in a word, incredible.

In less than a decade, consumers have gone from having low-tech cell phones to early-stage smartphones to powerful machines that house dozens of mobile apps that do everything from stream music to order you a ride to work.

But as mobile apps have exploded, a problem has followed—and it’s one that often...

By App47, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Mobile, Opinion.

Microsoft puts up shutters to stop rogue enterprise apps


Microsoft has announced the availability of a new opt-in which claims to stop potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), such as adware from seemingly harmless software bundles, in their tracks.

Enterprise Windows users running System Center Endpoint Protection or Forefront Endpoint Protection will have PUAs blocked at download and install time, according to a company blog post.

The Redmond giant also outlined a series of best practice tips for rolling out PUA protection. Companies need...

By James Bourne, 03 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Malware, Microsoft, Security.

Progress releases Telerik Platform 2.0 for multi-platform approach to enterprise apps


Progress has announced the latest release of its Telerik Platform, which can be used to develop for iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications faster than the previous generation.

The platform gives developers full access to the app development lifecycle through a single interface. Developers can create, connect, deploy, test and measure the app from this interface, eliminating the need to work on different technologies.

The single unified interface also simplifies integration of...

By Enterprise CIO, 02 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The iPad Pro and Apple’s enterprise dilemma: Why apps are the key


With the release of the iPad Pro last week, the big question remains: is it truly enterprise-grade?

Apple, of course, believes it is. Speaking to CIO.com, an ‘unidentified spokesman’ explained how Cupertino wants to “reduce the barriers many business users face in a tablet form factor”, although noting the iPad Pro won’t be a silver bullet for all...

By James Bourne, 16 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Tablet.

The rise of the lightweight languages in enterprise mobile development


More than one quarter of respondents in the latest Red Hat and Vanson Bourne survey say they will primarily use Node.js as their language of choice for back-end development within the next two years.

According to the research, which polled 200 IT decision makers from private sector firms with at least 2,500 employees across the US and Western Europe, 71% of respondents are primarily using Java while 56% use .NET. In two years, this will fall to 15% and 19% respectively.

85% of...

By James Bourne, 13 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprises get on the mobility journey – but there’s still a long way to go


Organisations are on the way to mobility transformation, with almost two thirds (63%) of respondents in a survey from VMware saying they have completed, or are going to complete re-engineering a core business process to a mobile model.

The research, which polled 1,182 respondents, found that while the first tentative steps are taking place in moving towards enterprise mobility, companies are by no means over all the hurdles. Despite this, CIOs continue to rank mobility as one of...

By James Bourne, 12 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.