Big data must become a first-class citizen in the enterprise
Emerging data-driven technologies are paving the way for innovation
Madan Sheina, Lead Analyst, Information ManagementOvum recently attended a SAP-sponsored event hosted by the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley business and technology forum, on forward-thinking in technology innovation. The two panelists were Alan Kay, founder of Viewpoints Research Institute and who famously said “the best way to predict the future is to invent it”, and Vishal Sikka, head of technology and innovation at SAP. They discussed advances in digital technology that have been...
IBM’s big data eggs start to hatch
IBM now develops a gamut of innovative software and hardware technologies that can help companies ingest and make sense of Big Data. This was the key message Ovum came away with from a recent analyst conference at IBM’s historic Almaden Labs in San Jose, California, an apt location given the lab’s reputation for ground-breaking innovation in IT, notably the hard disk drive and the SQL database.
The IBM announcements centered on providing greater speed, easier consumption, and quicker deployment of Big...
Enterprise mobile development: Emerging trends and their impact
In 2011, most employees started using smart mobile devices. In 2012, several businesses allowed users to bring their own devices to work; IT security personnel battled the security problems that this trend gave birth to.
This year, corporate corridors are reverberating with sounds of IT-related words: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Mobile Osmosis, Mobile Device Management, Mobility Apps and Mobile Security.
As someone steeped in mobile enterprise app development and deployment, I'd like to pinpoint three...
#MWC2013 recap: General lessons learned - part 2
#MWC2013 recap: Specific lessons learned - part 1
This is Part 1 of a two-part blog series recapping Mobile World Congress 2013 by guest blogger, Stuart Newstead.
Entering the doors of the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC2013) – still in Barcelona but at a larger congress centre – was a bit like walking into your local supermarket and finding that all the shelves have been rearranged. What used to take a few minutes to find now takes hours to locate, and some things aren’t there at all. ...
HIMSS13: Mobility, cloud, and data equals creative disruption
The digital revolution and, latterly, the consumerization of IT have brought about massive change in verticals such as retail and banking. This has widened the already considerable gulf between ICT adoption in these sectors and in the healthcare sector. However, at HIMSS13 last week, the annual healthcare conference run by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), there were concrete signs that the combined forces of healthcare...
Reaping the benefits from next-generation workspaces
Cisco security report reveals its personal device policy
“Mobile at Cisco is now BYO, period”, says report
Computing giant Cisco has published its annual Security Report, and has revealed company policy on a range of topics, including BYOD and network security.
Under the ‘BYOD update’ section, Cisco revealed that there were 60,000 devices in use from 70,000 employees, with 14,000 of the devices being iPads.
This may be something of a surprise. Back in October Context...