Report affirms trend of employees building their own apps rather than wait for IT

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More than a quarter of employees would consider making their own application for work without business involvement at all, according to new survey data released by CCS Insight.

The report, which surveyed 1200 employees in six countries concerning their attitudes to enterprise mobility, rings true with another piece of research from K2 in March.

Interestingly, 58% of...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Rapid mobile app development works - but not without management

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Gone are the days of mobile app development being a long, expensive process—at least in the enterprise.

Although the developers of Angry Birds probably didn’t know at the time how much their app would take off, one thing’s for certain: they didn’t set out to create an app with a terrible user experience. They wanted a mobile app with depth that would cater to as wide an audience as possible, with all the right features and nothing cut-and-paste.

One of the...

By App47, 07 April 2015, 3 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The five reasons why enterprise mobile apps fail

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50% of enterprise mobile apps will need to be completely rewritten or replaced in two years. With the odds of success being no better than a coin-toss, it’s imperative that enterprises are taking the right steps to mobilise their business applications. The process is complex, error-laden, and resource-rich.  Having spoken to hundreds of companies and hearing their horror stories, here are the 5 reasons why enterprise mobile apps fail.

1) Building mobile apps like enterprise web...

By Ty Lim, 30 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Advocating a design-led approach to enterprise app engineering

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“Mobile apps – what’s in it for me?”

If it goes unanswered, that challenging question posed by field workers asked to adopt a new mobile app will surely find expression in their later behaviour – especially if the answer is “Erm, to be honest not very much.”

To suggest that user acceptance is all when it comes to mobile apps is almost to understate the case. As countless companies have discovered to their bottom line cost, gripping the issues...

By Yad Jaura, 25 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

New study argues enterprises are too lax on mobile app security

2014 was the toughest year on record for mobile security threats. 16 million mobile devices were hit by malware, representing a 25% spike year on year. More sophisticated threats, such as Heartbleed and NotCompatible, are coming to the fore. With that in mind, you’d expect users and organisations to be more vigilant about their app security, right?

Wrong. According to new data released...

By James Bourne, 23 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why wearables aren't the next big thing in the enterprise...for now

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This week marks two weeks passed since Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. As one of the (if not the) world’s biggest mobile-focused shows, every year, MWC is the place to be for cutting-edge mobile tech, trends, news, and more.

We’ve had some time to digest all the news coming out of the show over the last few weeks. What did we find? Well… a lot.

Some of the biggest themes seem to be mobile security and management—both of which are good...

By App47, 20 March 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Ovum notes uncertainty over HTML5, hybrid or native in enterprise mobile app development

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Enterprises are prioritising mobile apps over all other app development requirements, but they’re still uncertain over which way to go about it, according to a paper from Ovum.

The analyst house, in its report “Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16”, argues the choice between HTML5, native or app development “refuses to be resolved.” Pure-play mobile app development platform (MADP) vendors are theoretically struggling against...

By James Bourne, 20 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, Research.

How many unsafe enterprise apps are in your organisation? It may be more than you think

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Research from Veracode has revealed the average global enterprise has 2,400 unsafe applications in its mobile environment.

Veracode analysed 400,000 mobile applications, across a plethora of industry verticals, including financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications, and found 85% expose sensitive device data, such as phone contacts, SMS message logs and other SIM card information.

Over a third (37%) of apps tested performed suspicious security actions, according to the...

By James Bourne, 19 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Red Hat focuses its enterprise mobility vision with four-pronged attack

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Open source technology provider Red Hat has announced a new vision to help businesses succeed in the “mobile-first” economy, focusing broadly on the development ecosystem.

Red Hat, which acquired Irish mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider FeedHenry in September 2014, has taken the opportunity to issue an update on St. Patrick’s Day and focused its strategy on platform architecture; developer experience; technology integration; and collaboration in two-track IT...

By James Bourne, 17 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Employees are building their own enterprise apps rather than wait for IT, survey reveals

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It’s the usual rigmarole; the business needs apps to fulfil its tasks more easily, but IT, who still has one eye on keeping the lights on, can’t keep up.

Rather than sit in silence, employees are looking for their own solutions, and in some case building their own applications, according to a new report from K2.

The report, of more than 2000 US adults, cites the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s workforce alongside the increased prevalence of freemium tools in driving this...

By James Bourne, 13 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.