Codeless enterprise app platforms: A further democratisation of mobility

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It’s the age old problem; employees want applications to improve their productivity, but IT, concerned with keeping the lights on, is unable to acquiesce to their requests. A new report from Smith’s Point Analytics argues the benefits of codeless mobile app platforms.

The report, sponsored by Globo, Altova and Umajin, assesses three ways in which organisations can benefit from codeless platforms; templates in a visual editor, componentised drag and drop editors as a plug-in,...

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

Apperian research details growing importance of internally created mobile apps

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While enterprise app adoption continues to grow, internally-created apps grow faster. That’s the primary finding from mobile application management (MAM) provider Apperian in its latest enterprise mobility report.

The research, of more than 300 mobility and IT professionals, saw productivity apps ranked as those with the greatest impact on ROI, followed by field service apps, selling tools, HR and travel apps. Nearly half (47%) of respondents said they were investing in apps that...

By James Bourne, 20 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Because you know I’m all about MBaaS: Challenges for the mobile enterprise

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Research released by Red Hat, in association with TechValidate, has revealed some interesting strategies over how organisations approach mobile applications. Do they build their own, do they go for rapid mobile app development (RMAD), or mobile backend as a service (MBaaS)?

55% of the Red Hat customers polled who develop apps say they use external sources, such as libraries and marketplaces, to develop custom backend integrations or custom-developed backend...

By James Bourne, 18 May 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

The executive view on DevOps: We understand it...just not how it fits into mobility

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Exclusive DevOps – the software development method that aims to remove the silos between development and operations departments – has been around the block for a while now. In the enterprise, there is evidence to suggest organisations are getting a keener understanding of DevOps practices. But do executives understand how DevOps can fit in to enterprise mobility?

Well, yes and no. According...

By James Bourne, 14 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Employee sues firm after dismissal following removal of 24/7 tracking app

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A woman in California is suing her employer after she was allegedly fired for turning off a work app that tracked its employees’ movements round the clock.

Myrna Arias is seeking damages in excess of $500,000 and claims invasion of privacy, retaliation, and unfair business practices among others, as reported by Ars Technica.

She was hired as a sales executive and account manager at money...

By James Bourne, 13 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

What all businesses should know about rapid mobile app development

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Considering the rapid growth of the mobile app market, it’s no surprise that so many businesses would spend time and resources developing their own apps to capitalise on the trend. Companies see the potential, not just to create apps appealing to customers but for use within their own organisations. This, combined with the growing bring your own device (BYOD) movement, can turn businesses into well-oiled machines, efficiently increasing...

By Rick Delgado, 13 May 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Good Technology’s latest Mobility Index shows continued aggressive enterprise app uptake

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Latest industry figures from enterprise mobility management provider Good Technology show iOS retains its lead as the leading enterprise operating system, while custom app development across industries grows aggressively.

The numbers, taken from Good customers and found in the firm’s quarterly Mobility Index Report, saw app activation up 28% quarter over quarter, and up 48% from this time last year. Different industry verticals saw different apps preferred; the financial...

By James Bourne, 12 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Why business productivity can’t wait – and what you need to do next

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There’s no denying that today we live in an application age. With so many common consumer tasks—paying bills, booking travel, buying entertainment, changing appointments and more —easily accomplished with a handheld device, we have all raised our expectations for service and response.

Mobile app advantages

Speed of data delivery can make or break a business in the application age. In many industries, sales, customer service and other external-facing employees make up well...

Beware the zombie app risk in the enterprise, report warns

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There are many security risks your organisation has to be wary of, from mobile malware to cybercriminals and even your own employees. Yet a new report from Appthority has revealed a threat which companies may see as remiss – dead apps.

3.9% of Android apps and 5.2% of iOS apps in the Enterprise 100 have ‘zombie’ status – in other words, they’ve been removed from their  app stores and are no longer supported – while approximately a third...

By James Bourne, 07 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Malware, Security.

The move towards rapid enterprise app deployment and development continues apace

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More than two thirds of respondents in a survey from app data storage providers Canvas were able to build a mobile business app in one day or less, while a third of organisations used more than five mobile business applications last year.

The survey, of more than 1,600 Canvas customers predominantly at companies which historically relied on paper forms and manual processes, saw a heavy rise in the usage of Google Drive as a file storage app. 33% of respondents said they used Drive in...

By James Bourne, 05 May 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.