The CIO’s guide to enterprise mobility management

CIOs make tough decisions every day. To make the right ones, you have to trust your sources and be confident that you’re prioritizing the right issues.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is top of mind for most CIOs today, not just because of BYOD and COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled), but also because of the clear opportunity that mobility presents to boost productivity, customer engagement, job satisfaction and more.

By Richard Potts, 14 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Reddo Mobility snaffles $4.25m in funding, utilises HTML5 to mobilise desktop apps

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Meet Reddo Mobility. The Massachusetts-based firm, which launched in September, has announced $4.25m (£2.82m) in funding for its solution which ports virtualised Windows desktop apps to mobile devices through its HTML5-powered mobile experience virtualisation technology.

It’s a fascinating way to address the problem of creating lumbering, data intensive enterprise apps on mobile. The Reddo user experience connector, connected to a user’s desktop, intercepts the...

By James Bourne, 07 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, MBaaS.

Analysis: Apple and IBM announce first mobile enterprise apps

Apple and IBM have launched their first set of enterprise mobile applications as part of a global strategic partnership between the companies that was announced in July 2014. It is a pivotal collaboration that could have a far-reaching effect on the future of enterprise mobility marketplace.

The collaboration, dubbed IBM MobileFirst for iOS, is a suite of applications and managed services for enterprise mobility, cloud services and big data. These are aimed at businesses needing support of the mobility life...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 December 2014, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores, iOS, Productivity.

New paper warns of “app delivery chasm” for enterprises

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A survey from Mendix has found nearly three quarters of IT departments are not equipped to handle the increasing demand for enterprise applications.

The report’s findings showed the primary fault is IT’s lack of capability for rapid app delivery. 69% of IT departments are consistently delivering projects too late, according to the survey of 470 global IT and business professionals, while 89% admit they’re unable to reduce their workload year on year.

The problem...

By James Bourne, 21 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development.

Want to graduate with honours in MobileIron? You can now do it on your mobile device

Mobility vendor MobileIron has announced that its educational arm, MobileIron University, is available as an app on mobile devices.

The move, on iPads only for now, is in line with MobileIron’s ‘mobile first’ vision, or more specifically, in a space the company only defines as ‘mobile IT’.

The MobileIron University contains a series of modules, from instructor led training to online virtual classrooms, to help prospective students become experts in enterprise mobility...

By James Bourne, 22 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Tapping the passion of fans through mobile: NFL mobile chief Manish Jha - #AppsWorld

NFL fans will know there are only days until the Super Bowl descends on New Orleans for one of the most, if not the most, widely viewed events on the global sporting calendar.

A brand comparable in size and reach to the likes of Coca-Cola, the League’s bosses are cognisant of the increasing importance of mobile as a channel to connect with fans, both on its own behalf, and on behalf of its partners.

We spoke to NFL’s MD of Mobile Manish Jha ahead of his appearance at

By Matthew Henkes, 24 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Applications.

Smart-TV content apps drive better user ad engagement

Contextual ads delivered through smart-TVs result in improved user engagement when compared to traditional TV advertising, according to new research into a number of leading brands’ campaigns.

In interviews with consumers, content apps were found to be the most popular method of ad content delivery, generating a great appetite for consumers to engage in additional content from the advertiser’s micro-site.

The UK study, carried out by Decipher Research on behalf of  the digital entertainment...

By Matthew Henkes, 26 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Applications.

8 Key Trends for Success in Social and Mobile - Square and NFC

Trend #2: Square and Near Field Communications

This is the second article in an eight part series of Jay Shapiro’s “Key Trends for Success in Social and Mobile Marketing” - you can find Part One, here.

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If you’re going to market products and services through your mobile app, or channels that significantly involve social media and mobile platforms, it only makes sense that you...

By Jay Shapiro, 14 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, HTML5.