The five critical steps to securely manage mobile apps and devices

Mobile adoption at work is mainstream, from the casual user who wants to check business email on their mobile phone, to the field technician who is carrying a mobile tablet to the customer site. This presents both a formidable challenge and a tremendous opportunity for businesses that want to benefit from mobility.

This whitepaper from Good Technology outlines the five critical steps that will put your mobility strategy on the path to success.

By James Bourne, 26 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

How traditional enterprise apps are being ousted by disruptive competition

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A report released by identity and mobility management provider Okta reveals changing elements in how companies approach enterprise apps, showing how size no longer matters for cloud deployments and how many traditionally popular enterprise apps are being pushed aside.

The study, which analysed anonymised findings from Okta’s data set of 4000 applications, found that while the likes of Salesforce for CRM, Amazon Web Services for infrastructure and Box for content storage continued...

By James Bourne, 21 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

The ‘VIP’ of mobility: Three keys to great enterprise mobile apps

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Regardless of use case, form factor, operating system, or manufacturer, there are some universal rules that should be considered when it comes to mobile. So here is the VIP list of mobility:

Valuable

Value, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. With many business cases there is a degree of science and a pinch of art. The value from a mobile application might be as simple as returning more to the bottom line than the cost of implementing.

With enterprise applications, this is...

By Adam Sivell, 14 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprises increasing deployment of custom apps, yet secure browser remains key

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The average organisation uses more than three apps in addition to email, according to Good Technology’s latest Mobility Index report.

More than two thirds (67%) of Good customers surveyed said they deployed two or more apps, with one in five (21%) saying they use five or more apps. 5% of organisations polled said they use 10 or more apps.

Secure browser remained the most popular app, emphasising the importance of connection to the corporate intranet. The browser comprised half...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Enterprise hiring strategies for mobile revealed: How to make the most of your hand

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Research conducted by TechValidate on behalf of Red Hat has found a similar number of organisations are looking to hire employees with back end integration (27%) and front end integration (32%).

The research, which polled more than 100 enterprise IT decision makers as a sample of Red Hat’s global customers, revealed organisations are beginning to take a more strategic approach to IoT for their enterprise mobility strategy, with 70% of respondents looking to incorporate IoT...

By James Bourne, 30 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

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.

Kony updates ‘MBaaS meets MADP’ MobileFabric for developer openness, agility and control

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Enterprise mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider Kony has beefed up its Kony MobileFabric product – described as MBaaS meets MADP (mobile app development platform) – aiming to give developers openness, agility and control across mobile projects.

The release of the 6.5 update means developers can take advantage of new API management and mobile app management tools, as well as analytics and application performance management services. Developers can use their...

By James Bourne, 23 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, MAM, MBaaS.

Apple and IBM roll out 10 new enterprise apps – but analysts are unconvinced

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Apple and IBM have launched 10 new MobileFirst enterprise applications in various verticals in a continuation of their partnership, bringing the overall total of apps to 32.

As originally reported by 9 to 5 Mac, the new apps are based predominantly around business travellers and field workers. Here are the apps in full:

  • Shift Track for Managers (iPad), which aims to replace paper schedules with intuitive dashboards powered by analytics
  • Shift Sync for Employees (iPhone, Apple Watch), a calendar and scheduling app which allows employees to accept or decline schedule changes and keep track of holiday...

By James Bourne, 22 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

How Milton Keynes Council is using enterprise mobility to hotdesk and free office space

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Enterprise mobility management solutions provider Globo has announced that Milton Keynes Council is utilising its technology to enable its employees to work more flexibly and save office space.

The move, which currently manages 300 devices with plans to move to 1100, will “play a key role in maintaining services to the town’s growing population in the face of pressure on resources,” according to Paul Wheeler, the council’s head of IT strategic...

By James Bourne, 21 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

BlackBerry and Google solidify deal to “set new standards in enterprise mobile security”

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The slew of rumours surrounding a greater partnership between BlackBerry and Google – previously attributable to leaked images of BlackBerry phones running on Android and the like – has gone up a notch, with BlackBerry purchasing the AndroidSecured.com domain name.

Clicking on that address takes you to a curious page which proclaims the text: “BlackBerry and Google are working...

By James Bourne, 10 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility.