Red Hat focuses its enterprise mobility vision with four-pronged attack


Open source technology provider Red Hat has announced a new vision to help businesses succeed in the “mobile-first” economy, focusing broadly on the development ecosystem.

Red Hat, which acquired Irish mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider FeedHenry in September 2014, has taken the opportunity to issue an update on St. Patrick’s Day and focused its strategy on platform architecture; developer experience; technology integration; and collaboration in two-track IT...

By James Bourne, 17 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Employees are building their own enterprise apps rather than wait for IT, survey reveals


It’s the usual rigmarole; the business needs apps to fulfil its tasks more easily, but IT, who still has one eye on keeping the lights on, can’t keep up.

Rather than sit in silence, employees are looking for their own solutions, and in some case building their own applications, according to a new report from K2.

The report, of more than 2000 US adults, cites the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s workforce alongside the increased prevalence of freemium tools in driving this...

By James Bourne, 13 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

ACE aims for an open standard in managing and securing enterprise apps


ACE, the App Configuration for Enterprise, has been launched by five enterprise mobile firms in order to simplify and scale the deployment of apps in the enterprise through various standards.

The founding members, AirWatch by VMware, Box, Cisco, Workday and Xamarin, aim through ACE to provide standardised app configurations and polices that will interoperate with all EMM solutions. Among the standards proposed are automating first-time setup experience, single sign-on to avoid...

By James Bourne, 10 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

Report shows how the enterprise app development gold rush is gaining pace


43% of enterprise app developers make more than $10,000 (£6,620) per month compared with 19% of their consumer counterparts, according to a survey from VisionMobile.

The Q1 2015 State of the Developer Nation report sheds light on enterprise app development trends, two quarters after the market analyst firm predicted enterprise apps would be “the next gold rush”. There were some intriguing key trends:

  • One in five (20%) developers polled prioritise enterprise apps; while this number is still dwarfed by consumer (63%),...

By James Bourne, 09 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The seven keys to industrialising enterprise mobility [infographic]

Picture credit: Sitrion

When organisations are looking to mobilise their workforce, there’s usually a fork in the road. Which path do you take? Do you go down the route of creating custom apps, or do you go for an all-in-one mobile solution?

Mobile productivity solutions provider Sitrion has come up with an infographic which states the case for both options, and guides on how to industrialise enterprise mobility.

Sitrion cites the 80/20 rule in industrialising mobile; 80% of the tasks you need to...

By James Bourne, 06 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic.

Simplification and integration: The challenges of developing enterprise mobile apps


Mobile enterprise app development is both an opportunity and a challenge for IT departments.  

By supporting employees working in the field using smartphones and tablets, IT can help companies gain a competitive edge by creating new efficiencies and superior customer service. But in order to support a mobile workforce, IT needs to make real-time information, including product, financial, and customer data, available from a wide variety of business applications. And it gets even...

By Stephan Romeder, 06 March 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Good’s latest mobility index shows iOS go further ahead of Android in enterprise OS race


Secure mobility provider Good Technology has released its latest Mobility Index report and found iOS is eating more marketshare from Android as an enterprise operating system.

The study, which focuses on Good-activated devices, saw iOS activations rise to 73% in Q414, up from 69% the previous quarter, with Android dropping to 25% from 29% in Q314. Good puts a lot of this rise down to the release of the iPhone 6 in late Q314, again indicating the aggressive pace of the...

By James Bourne, 27 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

What the success of Apple Pay can teach us about driving enterprise app adoption


Just a few weeks ago on their fiscal Q1 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced something surprising: after launching in October 2014, Apple Pay now accounts for $2 out of every $3 spent with contactless payments. Especially given the failure of Square Wallet last year, which sought to solve basically the same problem,...

By App47, 26 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development.

How Capriza is exploring one avenue of the changing face of enterprise app development


Feature The enterprise apps landscape is changing at a rapid rate – and the CIO’s mindset has to change with it.

No longer can you rule with an iron fist, by handing your employees mobile devices that they will work on whether they like it or not, and deliver some out of date dictum about what apps they can and can’t use. Your employees will get around it, and it’s up to you and IT to harness this extra productivity while keeping your crown jewels safe.

The problem...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Apperian announces solid financials and deal with US Transportation Security Agency


It’s safe to say it’s been an extremely good couple of weeks for mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian.

The company announced it had closed 2014 with record growth earlier in February, and also revealed it has received Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Transportation Security Agency (TSA), meaning the TSA will be rolling out its internal enterprise app store pumping out Apperian-powered products.

The effect is of workers being able to utilise their mobile...

By James Bourne, 20 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.