Analysing the rise and risks of BYOD [infographic]

The acronym ‘BYOD’ has in no small part fuelled the enterprise-related media scene on its own for the past 18 months; and its disruptive potential is tangible.

Yet it shares similarities with another hugely hyped technology, cloud computing. Both have moved beyond the embryonic stage – as CloudTech has reported, many cloud computing reports of late have emphasised how the technology is maturing...

By James Bourne, 28 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic.

Enterprise app deployment a struggle, says new research

One in three mobile development teams is either ‘middling’, ‘sluggish’ or ‘outpaced’, according to a survey from Micro Focus, undertaken by independent survey specialists Vanson Bourne.

The research results, taken from almost 600 CIOs, question the speed of enterprise app development and deployment, and whether mobile teams can keep up the pace.

In terms of speed, the survey respondents predict a 50% increase in enterprise mobile apps, with on average approximately a third...

By James Bourne, 14 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

How is mobile BI influencing the enterprise?

A report from the Aberdeen Research Group has revealed that over half of companies see mobile business intelligence (BI) as bringing an advantage to their organisation.

The Aberdeen paper, which interviewed over 300 organisations, examined the stages of development for mobile BI, and how it can improve enterprise mobility.

Mobile BI, of course, is considered an integral strategic element in that it enables organisations to gain business insights through its mobility, and 52% of those surveyed agreed that it...

By James Bourne, 09 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Microsoft Surface Pro “just isn’t there” says IDC analyst - are smaller models on the way?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet has had a rocky start, with the International Data Center (IDC) pegging Q1 2013 estimates at just 900,000 (compare to Apple iPad’s 19.5 million!), causing IDC analyst Tom Mainelli to slam it with: “It’s just not there yet.”

Mainelli goes on to explain how battery life is a huge issue stating it will be compared to the iPad which runs for eight to 10 hours, up to the Surface which lasts for four.

His exact quote was: “The battery life's not...

By Ryan Daws, 02 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, CIO, Infographic, iOS, Tablet.

Why leaving that BYO policy unfinished could be lethal for the CTO

By Adrian Thirkill, COO and MD-UK, Easynet Global Services

In the 80s, the acronym ‘BYO’ on an invitation, or displayed in the window of a restaurant,  strictly referred to ‘Bring your own bottle’. That trend, along with lukewarm Lambrusco presented proudly at parties, has thankfully fallen by the wayside.

Now, as we all know, ‘BYO’ is more common in the world of IT. BYOD, BYOE or BYOWoW (Bring Your Own Way of Working) as we like to call it, is prolific.

By Easynet G.S., 01 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Enterprise mobility key battleground for Indian CIOs, survey finds

According to a new report from Ernst & Young and India’s CIO Klub, chief information officers in India will look at enterprise mobility as a key facet for their businesses going forward.

The report, “Enterprise IT trends and investment 2013”, is in its fifth year and examines responses from more than 180 CIOs across major verticals.

During the five years of the report, it has charted the wide range of business change and challenges for CIOs during turbulent economic times.

2009’s...

By James Bourne, 30 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Report notes worrying lack of mobile security in US Army

A report from the Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense has revealed a worrying lack of knowledge regarding personal device policy in the US Army.

The report, released at the end of last month, uncovered alarming practice in the military – the most damning statistic being that the Army CIO was unaware of more than 14,000 mobiles used throughout the army.

Other trends noted in the report included the revelation that the US Department of Defence were not able to wipe devices that...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2013, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Mobile.

Reaping the benefits from next-generation workspaces

Are businesses truly prepared to adopt the most productive practices of high-performance ICT enabled work environments? In search of answers, Cisco commissioned independent research among IT decision makers in enterprise and SME organisations across the UK and Ireland -- to better understand how businesses are responding to macro trends in the marketplace. Next-generation workspaces will be a reality for 76 percent of businesses by 2016, according to the latest market study by Cisco Systems. Their study found that while IT decision makers are primarily focused on reducing IT complexity and balancing investment against cost-cutting, they still must tackle the more forward-looking core IT...

By David H Deans, 11 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Windows 8 Surface Pro: Is it the tablet to put your CIO’s BYOD concerns to rest?

By Brian Berger, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales

The much-anticipated Surface Pro launch was met with widespread shortages, with reports of long lines of would-be buyers in Seattle and Bellevue. Within a matter of hours, the 128 GB version had sold out online.

If these shortages are an accurate reflection of the demand Microsoft was hoping for, it’s just a matter of time before the first Surface Pros (and their kin) start appearing in your organisation.

And if you’re the CIO,...

By Wave Systems, 04 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Tablet.

Role of a Chief Innovation Officer for the 21st century

Has your organisation fully prepared to take advantage of enterprise mobility solutions and associated cloud service offerings? If not, then perhaps you lack the leadership of a savvy CIO - that is, a Chief Innovation Officer that can enable your business for prosperity in the global networked economy. In the current operating environment, organizations need to improve the efficiency of business processes and provide better services and innovative products to customers through both established and emerging channels to ensure competitive advantage in the...

By David H Deans, 01 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.