Another enterprise app partnership? Xamarin and Oracle team up for backend integration

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There’s an old saying about buses; you wait ages for one to arrive and then three come along at once. Soon enough, there may well be a similar aphorism around enterprise app partnerships. First it was Apple and IBM, then it was Red Hat and Samsung, now it is the turn of Xamarin and Oracle.

The two...

Enterprise mobility adoption drivers: Why you can’t wait for it to just ‘blow over’

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Here are just a few reasons for companies not to wait for this whole enterprise mobility thing to blow over:

Customer engagement

It is difficult to believe now, but there were times when it was possible for a company not to have a website. CIOs at companies large and small were raising security concerns related to online presence and hosting long website ROI meetings. These days we are doing it again, this time discussing return on investment in mobile websites and apps.

Truth be told,...

By Dmitri Tcherevik, 08 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise mobility applications gain traction in Europe

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The mobile communications revolution that has transformed our lives as consumers is now similarly redefining the way forward-looking enterprises manage their operations and engage with employees, partners and customers. The ongoing pursuit of digital business transformation projects are prompting many CIOs to rethink the technologies, services and techniques that underpin their enterprise mobility initiatives - evolving traditional roles, responsibilities and organisational cultures in...

By David H Deans, 03 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Red Hat and Samsung announce strategic alliance for mobile enterprise

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Ask any executive about news regarding two companies who have come together and harnessed their strengths for enterprise mobile solutions, and the answer would be straightforward. But this time, it’s not Apple and IBM: Red Hat and Samsung have announced a “strategic alliance” to deliver solutions for organisations looking to implement a mobile-first strategy.

Starting off in the US, Samsung Business Services and Red Hat will look to deliver several key products,...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Mobile app development is still IT’s game – but line of business is gaining ground

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Another day, another research report which hits Enterprise AppsTech’s desk on the fragmented relationship between IT and line of business when developing enterprise mobile applications.

This time 451 Research, in a study sponsored by Kony, argues that while more than half of companies plan to deploy 20 or more apps in the coming two years, IT departments are already becoming stretched due to budget limitations, skills gaps and legacy infrastructure.

In the main, IT does the majority (58%)...

By James Bourne, 24 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Enterprise app supply will not meet demand – so use RMAD tools, Gartner asserts

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The enterprise has a thirst for applications, and it’s becoming more rabid by the day. The problem, however, is that the demand will outstrip capacity. According to Gartner, the demand for enterprise mobile apps will outstrip available development reach by five to one – and it recommends bimodal IT and rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to bridge the gap.

Whether companies utilise RMAD tools, or through a mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) solution, operating a cloud-based...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Research, RMAD.

Vox Mobile completes $6.7m round of funding to improve enterprise mobile rollouts

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Vox Mobile, the Ohio-based firm which offers ‘enterprise mobility as a service’, has closed a $6.7 million funding round, which the company describes as “strategic investment.”

The funding was led by TELUS Ventures, and included contributions from Mutual Capital Partners Funds, Edison Partners and Permal Capital.

Vox is essentially a middle man to organisations looking at deploying enterprise mobility solutions. Among the products offered are mobility management...

By James Bourne, 19 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MDM, Security.

VMware unleashes identity manager tool, adds App Configuration for Enterprise partners

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VMware has made a plethora of announcements at its Business Mobility event, including the launch of an identity manager tool, and updates to the App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE) initiative.

The identity manager, VMware claims, is the EMM industry’s first identity as a service (IDaaS) solution, integrated with enterprise-class mobility management and security.

Noah Wasmer, end user computing CTO and VP product management at VMware, told Enterprise AppsTech: “Fundamentally at...

By James Bourne, 16 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Identity.

Start small to win big with enterprise mobile apps

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Analysts report that nearly half of enterprises have already deployed between one and 10 mobile apps to their employees. For the other half, here are 10 easy steps to get started.

1. Think big. Pick a high impact workflow or an important use case. The objective is to achieve the highest impact with the minimal effort. Look for activities where a large number of people are spending a significant amount of time. It’s something that we learned at school as

By Dmitri Tcherevik, 11 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Selecting an application testing provider: Getting the right blend of skills and business sense

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Partnering with the right vendor to test your applications is a critical decision and the investment you make has consequences not only for the security and integrity of your apps, but for the reputation of your business.  You need to have confidence that the testing provider you select has the right blend of skills and tools, as well as a wider understanding of the business and compliance issues at play, so the breadth and scale of tests exactly match your...

By John Steven, 02 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.