Strategy Analytics: Enterprise mobile app market to hit $63bn by 2020

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The mobile enterprise business applications market will hit $40.5 billion (£26.7bn) by the end of 2015 and grow to $63bn (£41.5bn) by 2020, according to the latest research note from Strategy Analytics.

According to the research, included in the report ‘The State of the Mobile Enterprise Business Application Market, 2014 saw continued growth in the mobile enterprise business software market, with organisational mobility deployments becoming “increasingly...

By James Bourne, 11 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Bolton NHS Foundation moves to virtual desktops, increases workplace efficiency

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The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, an integrated patient care organisation based in the UK town of the same name, has embarked on a project which resulted in successfully cutting login times for employees from several minutes to 15 seconds.

The organisation, which has over 4,000 employees, migrated its thousands of desktops to Windows 7, and chose AppSense for its migration. The Trust’s “highly complex” infrastructure, consisting of 300 clinical-based applications,...

By James Bourne, 10 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Collaboration, Employees, Productivity.

Collaboration features highly in blacklisted apps, claims MobileIron

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Dropbox, Angry Birds, and Facebook are the top three consumer apps blacklisted by organisations, according to research from enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider MobileIron.

Not surprisingly, enterprise file sync and share features highly in the top 10 banned apps; with OneDrive (#4), Google Drive (#5), Box (#6), and SugarSync (#10) all registering. The other blacklisted apps listed were WhatsApp, Twitter, and Skype.

It’s worth noting that with many of these banned apps,...

By James Bourne, 04 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Malware, Security.

Red Hat’s moves towards DevOps and Node.js analysed

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Over the past few weeks, enterprise tech giant Red Hat has made announcements which makes clear the path in which the firm is travelling. The company recently acquired IT automation provider Ansible, as well as announcing membership of the Node.js Foundation as a platinum member, alongside companies such as...

By James Bourne, 30 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility.

How Mondelez International overhauled and mobilised its legacy platform

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Mondelez International, the third largest global food and beverage company, has overhauled its legacy IT systems and mobilised its North American sales team for greater productivity and efficiency.

The company, with more than 107,000 employees across 80 countries, used enterprise mobility provider StarMobile Inc, and in particular the StarMobile platform to mobilise theSource, which is Mondelez’ key customer facing and revenue generating application.

StarMobile’s rapid...

By James Bourne, 30 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How business and IT can work more effectively through collaboration

To succeed in such a rapidly changing environment, businesses must be agile. They must respond quickly as markets, customer needs and even regulations change faster than ever before. However for many organisations the path to agile operations is fraught with challenges; chief among those being a long-standing disconnect between the business units that hold the profit and loss for product lines, and the IT departments that deliver the applications upon which the business depends.

This whitepaper from...

By James Bourne, 28 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

MAM deployment models for iOS: What to look for

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While we’ll leave it up to you to decide which mobile platform is best for your needs, we can say one thing: enterprises hoping to execute an MAM deployment on iOS have quite a few options.

We’ll just get right into it. As it relates to MAM deployments on iOS, there are several different ways to manage and deploy apps, all of which have their benefits and drawbacks depending on your company’s specific needs.

Internal developers

For internal developers who want to...

By App47, 22 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MAM.

Beyond the mobile business: Getting the best of both worlds

Mobile apps are becoming an essential part of business, boosting efficiency and productivity, as well as staff morale and customer satisfaction. Yet many corporate IT teams developing mobile apps are short of time, money, and skills.

Creating a useful and useable mobile application means identifying and understanding what users need from your online service in a mobile context. This whitepaper from Globo outlines the different perspective that is required today.

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

IBM and AT&T announce partnership to protect corporate apps and data

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Another enterprise mobile partnership featuring IBM? You’d better believe it. This time Big Blue has teamed up with AT&T to provide secure mobile cloud services and enable a workforce to be “productive without compromising security and the mobile user experience.”

Previously, IBM’s partnerships have included Twitter, providing strengthened enterprise social analytics,

By James Bourne, 09 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Businesses see apps as key to their organisation – but management still lacking

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According to new research from Accenture, companies are not making the most of their enterprise apps due to poor mobile app management (MAM).

This may come as a surprise to regular readers of this publication. In September, a report from Bitglass found only 9% of organisations polled had a MAM solution in place. But the Accenture research found that while 82% of the...

By James Bourne, 01 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.