Apperian announces solid financials and deal with US Transportation Security Agency

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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.

Why screen size matters for enterprise applications

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Opinion One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to enterprise applications.

With the invasion of mobile devices into the enterprise, enterprise applications are being stretched to the limit by workers trying to access apps designed for a 24 inch screen on a 5 inch smartphone. To get a sense for how enterprise applications need to evolve to meet the needs of the rapidly growing mobile workforce, consider the evolution of Web technology and early ecommerce sites.

In the late 1990s...

By Paula Skokowski, 20 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise mobility developer SkyGiraffe raises $3m in series A funding

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This publication is always keen on featuring interesting companies with something to say in enterprise mobility – and the next cab off the rank is enterprise mobile development tool SkyGiraffe, which has announced a series A funding round of $3m.

SkyGiraffe, which is headquarted in Menlo Park with development operations in Israel, closed the round of funding led by Trilogy Equity Partners, alongside existing investor 500 Startups. The company had taken strategic...

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

Mobile Moments of Productivity eBook: Easy Approval Processes

It seems to be a universal truth that simple day-to-day tasks tend to be overly timeconsuming – particularly managing approvals. As a manager, you are frustrated with the time it takes to access multiple, complex applications using multiple logins that may or may not have multiple mobile apps that clutter up your mobile device. It seems like a never ending battle.

This eBook explores ways to reduce the burden of daily, inefficient approval processes in order to make faster,...

By Richard Potts, 18 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

NIST argues importance of vetting mobile enterprise apps in new report

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A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) argues organisations need to employ a vetting process to ensure enterprise applications meet their security requirements.

The vetting process outlined in the report consists of app testing, for vulnerabilities by services, tools, as well as humans, and app approval and rejection. Before that’s in place, however, companies need to produce a document which describes the requirements that make up their app...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Security.

The impact of BYOD from a software and applications perspective

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There is no doubt about it; being a CIO is more difficult than ever.

Once upon a time the life of an enterprise CIO was relatively straightforward.  Of course we thought it was pretty damn complicated at the time, but looking back with the beauty of hindsight, knowing what we know now, we can see we had far fewer choices and far less risk to manage.

Enterprise IT done well goes unnoticed, it happens seamlessly, without interruption.  Of course, everyone thinks they can...

By Steve Wood, 30 January 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, BYOD, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the world's leading businesses trust BlackBerry

There are dozens of enterprise mobility solutions on the market. So why should your organization choose BlackBerry? What sets us apart? There’s a long list of reasons, from the lowest TCO to the most security certificates. In this brief document, we’ve highlighted just a few key points – the ones our customers tell us matter most to them.

By Richard Potts, 14 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, BlackBerry, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

The CIO’s guide to enterprise mobility management

CIOs make tough decisions every day. To make the right ones, you have to trust your sources and be confident that you’re prioritizing the right issues.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is top of mind for most CIOs today, not just because of BYOD and COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled), but also because of the clear opportunity that mobility presents to boost productivity, customer engagement, job satisfaction and more.

By Richard Potts, 14 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Reddo Mobility snaffles $4.25m in funding, utilises HTML5 to mobilise desktop apps

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Meet Reddo Mobility. The Massachusetts-based firm, which launched in September, has announced $4.25m (£2.82m) in funding for its solution which ports virtualised Windows desktop apps to mobile devices through its HTML5-powered mobile experience virtualisation technology.

It’s a fascinating way to address the problem of creating lumbering, data intensive enterprise apps on mobile. The Reddo user experience connector, connected to a user’s desktop, intercepts the...

By James Bourne, 07 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, MBaaS.