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.

An inconvenient truth: Enterprise mobility is all about the end user

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The enterprise mobility market isn’t getting easier for CIOs. Actually, quite the opposite is occurring, as the IT industry proactively segments the environment so that many correct decisions are needed instead of just one. Worse still, the...

By Mary Brittain-White, 30 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

The benefits of integrating mobile collaboration into your legacy app

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone you’ll have noticed that the world has gone mobile. According to industry analysts at Gartner, apps developed for mobile devices will outnumber those developed for the PC by four to one in 2015. The meteoric rise of social networking and BYOD, the ubiquitous availability of high speed connectivity and the move to the cloud, means that the working world is no longer governed by a 9-5 mentality. Being connected anytime, anyplace,...

By Subrah Iyar, 16 April 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

“I got 99 problems but mobile malware ain’t one”: Verizon’s verdict

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The latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) from telco giant Verizon has argued that mobile devices are not a preferred vector in data breaches, among other interesting findings.

The 70 page behemoth is a refreshing read, written as it is in a relatively informal style and not the insomnia-inducing texts of competitors. Hence the title for the DBIR mobile section – “I Got 99 Problems and Mobile Malware Isn’t Even 1% of Them”.

One interesting fact...

By James Bourne, 15 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Malware, Security.

Why user experience virtualisation makes so much sense for enterprise apps

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Enterprise IT and line-of-business managers are simply unable to keep up with user demand for new mobile applications. Beyond email, calendaring, and simple file sharing, enterprise users want and need mobile access to the applications that support mission critical business processes.  Most large enterprises maintain a huge portfolio of B2E (business-to-employee) applications – some having been purchased from software vendors, others developed in-house. 

The vast...

By Josh Epstein, 10 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Making everyone 'appy': Aligning business and IT with enterprise mobile

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No question about it, we’re mobile now. Consumers use smartphones and tablets to do nearly everything. They expect businesses to provide their services through mobile channels, and it’s not only consumers: B2B interaction is mobile, too.

So no matter their business models, organisations need to build mobile enterprise applications into their infrastructures. If they don’t, they miss out on opportunities—large, business-survival-sized opportunities. To put it...

By Burley Kawasaki, 09 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Report affirms trend of employees building their own apps rather than wait for IT

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More than a quarter of employees would consider making their own application for work without business involvement at all, according to new survey data released by CCS Insight.

The report, which surveyed 1200 employees in six countries concerning their attitudes to enterprise mobility, rings true with another piece of research from K2 in March.

Interestingly, 58% of...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Rapid mobile app development works - but not without management

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Gone are the days of mobile app development being a long, expensive process—at least in the enterprise.

Although the developers of Angry Birds probably didn’t know at the time how much their app would take off, one thing’s for certain: they didn’t set out to create an app with a terrible user experience. They wanted a mobile app with depth that would cater to as wide an audience as possible, with all the right features and nothing cut-and-paste.

One of the...

By App47, 07 April 2015, 3 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The five reasons why enterprise mobile apps fail

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50% of enterprise mobile apps will need to be completely rewritten or replaced in two years. With the odds of success being no better than a coin-toss, it’s imperative that enterprises are taking the right steps to mobilise their business applications. The process is complex, error-laden, and resource-rich.  Having spoken to hundreds of companies and hearing their horror stories, here are the 5 reasons why enterprise mobile apps fail.

1) Building mobile apps like enterprise web...

By Ty Lim, 30 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.