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.

Building enterprise apps: A few simple things you need to consider

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You want to create your first enterprise app project – so where do you go and what do you do from here?

Yad Jaura, European marketing director at Globo, argues apps need to “focus on one thing” and do it well. “What we talk about a lot of focusing on one process, or one element of a process,” he tells Enterprise AppsTech. “Do it really well, and build some confidence among your user base and then take it from there, instead of trying to design an app...

By James Bourne, 28 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility.

Insight report: The importance of rapid mobile app development in enterprise mobility

For CIOs worldwide, the pressure of ensuring employees keep up to date with technology and one step ahead with business is onerous. Increasingly, the thrust is on applications, rather than devices, to be the game changer. But as application uptake continues to soar, the time taken to develop each app needs to decrease – otherwise there will be an imbroglio between line of business and IT.

In this exclusive insight report from Enterprise AppsTech, in association with Sitrion, we examine the basics of rapid...

By James Bourne, 26 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

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.