Learning slowly: Getting ROI from enterprise mobile apps and helping the CIO

Gartner released the following statements in its April 2017 paper on mobile app development trends:We find that the myriad of choices for architectures, tooling and sourcing is reducing the number of successful implementations of mobile app strategies.”

The key findings were:

  • “Of the companies we surveyed, those that have undertaken mobile app development have deployed an average of eight mobile apps to date, with another 2.6 currently being developed and 6.2 planned for the next 12 months, but not yet in...

By Mary Brittain-White, 07 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

Why airports need to get smarter, not just bigger: How IoT, AI and VR are influencing the market

Civil aviation is booming and airports are under constant scrutiny to maintain or improve safety levels as passenger numbers continue to grow and the number of routes and flights increase. In order to improve profitability and because of increased market pressures, airports are being driven towards operational efficiency and cost reductions. But capacity constraints due to lack of space mean it is new technologies which are starting to introduce new efficiencies.

The Internet of Things (IoT), automation, big...

By Kelly Allen, 31 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

Facebook updates Workplace progress a year on – and adds desktop app

It has been a year since Facebook officially went public with Workplace, its enterprise-focused tool – or rather, it has been a year since Facebook rebranded and made the product generally available.

This first birthday is therefore an apt time to reflect on the product’s growth, and a post from Julien Codorniou, VP Workplace at Facebook, gives some interesting statistics. More than 30,000 organisations are using Workplace worldwide – double that of six months ago – with more than one...

By James Bourne, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

VMware research explores importance of anytime, anywhere employee apps

The digital workforce is increasing in prominence – but how are these technological changes being analysed, and is it improving performance?

According to a new report released by VMware, alongside Forbes Insights, while companies which offer applications ‘anytime, anywhere’ to their employees can see measurable gains, there remains a gap between what the CIO thinks employees are being provided with and the employee experience.

The study, which polled more than 2,000 executives and frontline...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Forrester’s tech trends for CIOs by 2020: Automation and artificial intelligence feature strongly

Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all feature prominently in Forrester Research’s vision of how technology will transform business between 2018 and 2020.

The 42-page report outlines 10 tech trends and classifies them both in enterprise readiness and the pace of change. One trend – distributed trust systems challenging centralised authorities – is a slow burner in the ‘dawning’ stage, while public cloud is accelerating in the...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

My first platform shift – and how we’re just getting started on the mobile mindset

My first job after college was at Oracle as a support engineer. I joined in 1993 and it was a very exciting time. The market was going through what my manager at the time called a “platform shift.” He explained how mainframes had served their purpose and were being retired and replaced by client-server technology that could be deployed at lower costs and take advantage of the computing power of a client workstation to help with the application load.

We’ve been through a number of platform shifts since...

By Lance Walter, 20 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Yesterday’s enterprise apps were ‘mobile-first’ – today’s should be ‘mobile-also’

There has been no shortage of enterprise technology experts saying that enterprises need to take a “mobile-first” approach to applications. Mobile-first is a design approach that encourages developers to “design for smaller screens first, then add more features and content for bigger and bigger screens”. This...

By Natalie Lambert, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

Apple and GE partner up for Predix and Industrial IoT apps

Apple and General Electric (GE) have announced a wide-ranging partnership involving the link up of Predix, GE’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad, as well as a new SDK for iOS.

The Predix SDK will give developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps, the two companies said.

Alongside this, GE will standardise on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices, as well as ‘promote’ Mac as a desktop choice for its more than 330,000-strong employee base. GE will...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, IoT.

The key to strengthening mobility in your enterprise

"A simple upgrade in technology is not enough today to address the challenges of deploying and managing too many incompatible devices that perform different functions for different users."

Those are the words of Lisa London in a recent piece for IndustryWeek

As businesses have grown increasingly complex, London says, they have become increasingly reliant upon mobile technology to boost productivity and keep...

By App47, 16 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Facebook rolls out Workplace Chat for enterprise users

Facebook has rolled out the business equivalent of the company’s popular consumer Messenger app for Windows and Mac desktop users.

The app for its Workspace enterprise chat tool, namely Workplace Chat, is specifically designed for office use. The chat platform is available as part of the Workplace enterprise social network; which is now used by more than 14,000 organizations.

Until now, Workplace Chat was only accessible via mobile app or through a web browser; Facebook launched its enterprise...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Productivity, Social.