Out of the shadows: What’s next for citizen developers?

The original definition of a “citizen developer” was someone outside IT who creates new business applications for a department or team using single-user or workgroup solutions built with tools like Microsoft Excel and Access. Sometimes they were sanctioned by corporate IT, but many of them were “rogue” or part of a group known as “shadow IT.”

By contrast, today’s citizen developers can build departmental, enterprise, and even public applications using shared services,...

By Nick Pike, 08 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

How CIOs can make the best use of their citizen developers

Gartner predicted the rise of the citizen developer in 2012 when it declared “we’re all developers now”. By 2018 Gartner estimated that more than half of all B2E mobile apps will be written by citizen developers and business analysts using codeless tools.

This trend has many CIOs concerned about how these novice developers will be trained and how data security will be maintained.

Demand for apps hampered by skills gaps

More businesses want to take advantage of the phenomenal increase in...

By Malcolm Carroll, 01 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Development.

PowWow Mobile focuses on smart app templates and more with latest product release

PowWow Mobile, a San Francisco-based provider of enterprise mobility software, has launched the latest version of its SmartUX product focused on enterprise mobile app creation and modernisation.

The latest offering, version 6.0, has a variety of updates, from the introduction of micro-app templates for mobilising common enterprise workflows, to extended drag and drop capabilities.

The product has four elements aimed at helping organisations build, repurpose and deliver enterprise mobile apps. These are...

By James Bourne, 12 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Are we approaching the age of the single-purpose app?

For years, developers, systems architects, industry experts and others have been debating about what the right approach is when it comes to building apps for mobile platforms. Is it better to create a multi-purpose app or develop multiple single-purpose apps?

This debate has been going on, mostly quietly, for the last 10 years. But a few years ago, the “app unbundling” concept came into the spotlight, raising the volume on the discussion. Let’s look at what each approach involves, what each...

By Ronnie Rios, 17 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Sapho supports SAP Ariba and Concur Travel while PowWow Mobile integrates with BlackBerry

A couple of updates from the enterprise mobility space: micro app provider Sapho has launched its 4.4 iteration including new integrations with SAP Ariba and Concur Travel, while PowWow Mobile has announced an integration with BlackBerry’s Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.

Sapho said its integration with SAP Ariba for procurement operations was at the top of many of its customers’ ‘most wanted connectors’ list, and starting with Sapho Modern Portal 4.4 managers can approve or deny...

By James Bourne, 15 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Cloud Foundry launches Container Runtime

Cloud Foundry has developed a new component designed to aid the deployment of containers; a way to tuck applications into isolated blocks by virtualising operating systems. The technology known as Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) can be used to deploy containers using Kubernetes and BOSH for a cloud application platform.

CFCR currently supports Istio, and as both of these technologies are evolving, ongoing compatibility testings are scheduled accordingly. Default support for persistence of Google Cloud...

By Enterprise CIO, 13 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development.

Why the use of persuasive techniques is vital when optimising a SaaS website

When it comes to developing your website, as a software provider you might wonder why you should you care about applying persuasive techniques. For me, that is an easy question to answer. You can claim you’ve developed the most powerful and innovative SaaS product on earth, which is great - but it’s useless if you can’t persuade anyone to try it out or to buy it.

By their very nature, SaaS products are exclusively bought and used online, so your website is crucial in persuading...

By Jochen Grünbeck, 13 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

From buzzword to boardroom: What’s next for machine learning?

Artificial intelligence is considered to be the next quantum leap. More UK businesses than ever before are making machine learning a top priority as it promises to fundamentally revolutionise multiple industries.

Yet the concept of machine learning isn’t, in principle, anything new. So why the hype now?

What has changed today is the technical framework that makes...

By Bastian Nominacher, 09 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development.

SOTI looks to Linux mobility management support in latest release

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider SOTI has announced what is claimed to be the first solution managing mixed mobility and IoT deployments with support for Linux.

The Linux support is part of the latest update to SOTI MobiControl, the firm’s flagship EMM product. The company argues Linux mobility management support has been ‘largely ignored’, and where it does exist, been only partial and proprietary. 

The update will aim to “protect Linux devices against unauthorised...

By James Bourne, 26 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

How citizen developers are enabling digital transformation

Digital transformation requires not just a new set of technologies, but also a rethinking of processes and roles.

Part of this shift in mindset involves letting citizen developers—those with no formal development experience—find and create digital solutions to current business processes that are causing problems. These processes were traditionally the responsibility of IT departments, but they are moving to the line of business, where those who best understand the problem are. And why do they know...

By Ann Monroe, 26 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.