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.

Healthcare ICT customer perspectives: There is room for optimism

Charlotte Davies, Lead Analyst, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Attitudes toward the use of ICT within healthcare vary depending on experience and belief. Of course, this is true of attitudes toward technology adoption in general, but the healthcare sector has always lagged considerably behind other verticals on the ICT development road. Our latest customer survey reveals a wide spectrum of adoption levels, strategies, and budgets around the world. Overall, there is room for optimism. We see a growing realization of the potential...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 28 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

Samsung hones its enterprise mobility focus with KNOX launch

Samsung unveiled the next phase of its program to make its Android smart devices fit for enterprise deployment with the announcement of KNOX. KNOX provides an end-to-end package of security services that reach from the hardware to the application layer. These include a secure “application container”, which is similar to BlackBerry’s Balance, plus support for over 300 IT policies and more than 700 mobile device management application programming interfaces.

KNOX demonstrates Samsung’s growing appreciation...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 27 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Samsung, Security.

IBM expands MobileFirst initiative to protect iOS enterprise apps

Tech giant IBM is rolling out enhanced enterprise security software, in the shape of IBM AppScan Source 8.7 for iOS, helping keep Apple apps and devices safe.

This is another indication that IBM, expanding on its MobileFirst initiative, is strengthening its mobile plays, having made 10 acquisitions in the mobile realm since 2006.

Part of the software’s appeal, according to IBM, is that it can automatically identify the path of data in an application, how it enters and leaves.

The problem of data leakage is an...

By James Bourne, 22 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Dell going private can generate uncertainty for CIOs

By Carter Lusher, Research Fellow & Chief Analyst: Enterprise Applications Ecosystem

Dell going private makes strategic sense. Dell is in the midst of a wrenching transition from a supplier of commodity hardware, mainly traditional PCs, to a supplier of enterprise-grade IT infrastructure. Dell’s ambition is nothing less than offering the entire IT stack with supporting services. While this transition has been going on for several years, there is still much that has to be done. Unfortunately for Michael Dell and...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 06 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

How smart is your corporate network?

By Adrian Thirkill, Easynet’s UK Managing Director

IT has undergone a major reputation overhaul over the past five years, emerging from the murky help desk basement into the mainstream. The mass adoption of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites, and the devices driving this, are hugely responsible.

Whether it’s a pointless but amusing app that makes your voice sound like you’re underwater, or the arguably more useful banking-on-the-move app, when octogenarians are...

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

Intel focusing on enterprise app space #AppsWorld

Intel is using its Intel Developers Conference this year to push towards enterprise apps and engaging developer communities.

And according to the computing giant, this year will see huge leaps in the enterprise app space.

“We think 2013 is the year of the enterprise app,” writes Intel in an industry view, adding: “CIOs from most industries will be accelerating their efforts to expose their enterprises to the exciting mobile...

By James Bourne, 29 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

CIOs must scrutinise the security of their cloud setup

Research from IT recruitment consultancy Robert Half Technology has brought up an all too familiar story – CIOs are not testing the security credentials of their cloud vendor.

The latest figures suggest that 55% of the CIOs surveyed haven't tested the security procedures that their cloud vendor provides, despite the threat of expensive retrospective action.

Similarly, recent research has revealed that fewer than half of CIOs test cloud security systems and procedures. At the same time, the survey,...

By Wave Systems, 21 January 2013, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Gartner survey examines CIO agenda in the enterprise

A global survey of CIOs by analyst house Gartner has revealed that mobile technology is forecast to be the most disruptive technology in the enterprise over the next 10 years.

The study, entitled ‘Hunting and Harvesting in a Digital World’ and produced by Gartner Executive Programs, polled over 2000 CIOs amounting to over $230bn (£143.6bn) in IT budgets. And according to the CIOs polled, mobile has a huge part to play in disrupting the current IT landscape.

It’s perhaps unsurprising,...

By James Bourne, 17 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.