Enterprises still struggling to meet standards for data security and control


Two in three enterprises fail to meet best practice standards for data control while more than three quarters fail to mark sensitive data during the testing and development phase of a project, according to the latest research from Actifio and IDC.

The research, which has been published in a paper entitled ‘Common Gaps in Data Control: Identifying, Quantifying, and Solving Them Using Best Practices’, argues enterprises are struggling to keep track of their data being both...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The importance of the 'interconnected enterprise' to future business

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By 2017, 84% of IT leaders will look to IT infrastructure involving a direct, secure, physical or virtual connection between a company and its partners, customers and employees, compared to just 38% of organisations today.

That’s the key finding from a global study by Equinix which polled more than 1000 IT decision makers across five continents on the ‘interconnected enterprise’. Plenty has been written in this publication concerning the workplace of the future,...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity.

This tool aims to help businesses achieve faster software delivery through DevOps


Micro Focus has released its latest business delivery platform for agile software development, Atlas 2.0, on a subscription basis starting from $60 per month per user.

Atlas 2.0 aims to help business analysts in agile software delivery organisations manage agile communication more effectively, ensuring that the development process quickly changes to the changing needs of an organisation.

The system captures data from several different sources for analysis, prioritisation, documentation...

By Enterprise CIO, 07 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

ROI and enterprise mobility: The Holy Grail or more technology snake oil?


Updated Enterprise mobility offers an unmatched opportunity to transform your business processes. This is not change in the form of a large consultancy approach, where massive business processes are redesigned over months and end users are repurposed, but rather change through simply removing large swaths of administration steps in your current process.

By example, let’s look at field requisitions of new equipment or supplies. Currently, a request is filled out or emailed so it can pass by...

By Mary Brittain-White, 02 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Monetisation.

The rise of the data scientist: How it makes analytics a business driver


I love technology because of the ways in which it changes society, and one of the first manifestations of that is new jobs: today, I’d like to look at the rise of the data scientist. I’ve previously discussed the ways in which traditional Business Intelligence tools that rely on reactive data warehouses and analysis cubes are being supplanted by nimble, real-time analytics tools...

By David Akka, 01 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The rise of systems of intelligence: Rethinking your enterprise data strategy


By Adam Spearing, VP Platform EMEA, Salesforce

The sheer amount of data being created is staggering. According to IBM, 2.5 exabytes of data was generated every day in 2012. The importance of data is becoming so big, even the US Government has launched an initiative to help access and analyse it.

It is no longer sufficient for organisations to have a strategy around legacy data. Instead, they need a plan that considers the evolving...

By, 27 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility.

Fruits of labour: IBM and Apple

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This week, Apple and IBM revealed the first fruits of their efforts to improve the ways in which businesses work through utilising mobile services. IBM MobileFirst for iOS brings a raft of new, made-for-business apps and cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics powerhouse systems to iOS enterprise users.

Eventually, over 100 apps will be released to target virtually every sector. Initially however, apps have been launched focused on the banking, retail,...

By Mubaloo, 11 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics.

Microsoft reportedly bringing out Power BI to mobile apps

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Microsoft’s business intelligence (BI) tool, Power BI, is being tested and prepared for mobile devices with an iOS app, according to reports.

Enterprise AppsTech has been anticipating an update such as this for some time, after news on Microsoft’s business intelligence suite, pumped in for Office 365 last year, went rather quiet.

According to

By James Bourne, 28 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

The three steps you should take to avoid a costly data fine

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Jonathan Armstrong, data regulation advisor for Absolute Software and technology lawyer at Cordery

The increase in corporate mobile device use, fuelled by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and advances in technology, means there are many more ways in which data can be lost, whether through employee mistakes or malicious theft and sale of confidential information.

As a result, GRC (Governance, Risk...

By Absolute Software, 27 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy.