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.

What the success of Apple Pay can teach us about driving enterprise app adoption

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Just a few weeks ago on their fiscal Q1 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced something surprising: after launching in October 2014, Apple Pay now accounts for $2 out of every $3 spent with contactless payments. Especially given the failure of Square Wallet last year, which sought to solve basically the same problem,...

By App47, 26 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development.

How Capriza is exploring one avenue of the changing face of enterprise app development

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Feature The enterprise apps landscape is changing at a rapid rate – and the CIO’s mindset has to change with it.

No longer can you rule with an iron fist, by handing your employees mobile devices that they will work on whether they like it or not, and deliver some out of date dictum about what apps they can and can’t use. Your employees will get around it, and it’s up to you and IT to harness this extra productivity while keeping your crown jewels safe.

The problem...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Apperian announces solid financials and deal with US Transportation Security Agency

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It’s safe to say it’s been an extremely good couple of weeks for mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian.

The company announced it had closed 2014 with record growth earlier in February, and also revealed it has received Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Transportation Security Agency (TSA), meaning the TSA will be rolling out its internal enterprise app store pumping out Apperian-powered products.

The effect is of workers being able to utilise their mobile...

By James Bourne, 20 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why screen size matters for enterprise applications

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Opinion One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to enterprise applications.

With the invasion of mobile devices into the enterprise, enterprise applications are being stretched to the limit by workers trying to access apps designed for a 24 inch screen on a 5 inch smartphone. To get a sense for how enterprise applications need to evolve to meet the needs of the rapidly growing mobile workforce, consider the evolution of Web technology and early ecommerce sites.

In the late 1990s...

By Paula Skokowski, 20 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise mobility developer SkyGiraffe raises $3m in series A funding

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This publication is always keen on featuring interesting companies with something to say in enterprise mobility – and the next cab off the rank is enterprise mobile development tool SkyGiraffe, which has announced a series A funding round of $3m.

SkyGiraffe, which is headquarted in Menlo Park with development operations in Israel, closed the round of funding led by Trilogy Equity Partners, alongside existing investor 500 Startups. The company had taken strategic...

By James Bourne, 19 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Mobile Moments of Productivity eBook: Easy Approval Processes

It seems to be a universal truth that simple day-to-day tasks tend to be overly timeconsuming – particularly managing approvals. As a manager, you are frustrated with the time it takes to access multiple, complex applications using multiple logins that may or may not have multiple mobile apps that clutter up your mobile device. It seems like a never ending battle.

This eBook explores ways to reduce the burden of daily, inefficient approval processes in order to make faster,...

By Richard Potts, 18 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

NIST argues importance of vetting mobile enterprise apps in new report

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A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) argues organisations need to employ a vetting process to ensure enterprise applications meet their security requirements.

The vetting process outlined in the report consists of app testing, for vulnerabilities by services, tools, as well as humans, and app approval and rejection. Before that’s in place, however, companies need to produce a document which describes the requirements that make up their app...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Security.

The impact of BYOD from a software and applications perspective

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There is no doubt about it; being a CIO is more difficult than ever.

Once upon a time the life of an enterprise CIO was relatively straightforward.  Of course we thought it was pretty damn complicated at the time, but looking back with the beauty of hindsight, knowing what we know now, we can see we had far fewer choices and far less risk to manage.

Enterprise IT done well goes unnoticed, it happens seamlessly, without interruption.  Of course, everyone thinks they can...

By Steve Wood, 30 January 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, BYOD, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

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.