What should the role of IT be in low- and no-code application development?

No-code and low-code application development platforms are clearly catching on. Leading research firm, Gartner, predicts that “by 2024, low-code application platforms will be responsible for 65 per cent of all application development activity.” Much of the demand is driven by so-called citizen developers who are using rapid application development (RAD) tools like these to build the software they need to do their jobs, despite having little or no coding...

By Chris Obdam, 13 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

It’s no longer time to think of ‘digital’ for manufacturing – it’s the new business as usual

The recent Industry 4.0 Exchange held in Derby, brought together digital leaders from some of the UK’s great manufacturing organisations from Astra Zeneca, BAE, Dyson and GlaxoSmithKline to Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce and Toyota. Hosted by the ‘Father of Industry 4.0’, Henrik von Scheel, the event brought together these industry leaders to share and delve into their digital ambitions for manufacturing.

Leading industry...

By Stephen Fox, 31 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, IoT.

Appdome launches Zero Management Mobility for revamped enterprise security focus

No-code mobile integration vendor Appdome has launched Zero Management Mobility – a service which aims to move further towards a touchless cybersecurity future.

The solution secures enterprise mobile apps in bring your own device (BYOD) environments without the use of management profiles on employee devices. The offering ‘provides customers unique combinations of Appdome security’, from encryption to obfuscation,...

By James Bourne, 27 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Want the benefits of blockchain but easy implementation with it? The answer may be here

Blockchain has been around for a little over a decade now. Yet while most IT folk understand that it’s about transaction security, business decision-makers have still to tune in. Ultimately, a hesitant business stance towards adopting blockchain has left many organisations with substandard, costly and centralised data security systems.

One reason organisations have been hesitant to even trial blockchain, is the perceived cost of experimentation, development and implementation. But this cost has fallen...

By Chris Obdam, 16 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, RMAD.

How artificial intelligence will benefit organisations – from processes to productivity

Despite previous doubts, AI is becoming something that enterprises see as having a positive impact as it makes human lives easier. In field service, for example, where you have 1,000 tasks and 100 field service technicians available, AI quickly and efficiently determines which technician to send where. With all the permutations and combinations, this is not a task for humans!

AI can access a...

By Paul Whitelam, 18 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The 2019 CIO strategy analysed: Leaders needed combining CIO knowledge and CEO flair

The role of the CIO in 2019 remains a fascinating one. Where do companies invest in their technology initiatives? What position does the CIO hold? What emerging technologies need to be explored?

According to the 2019 CIO survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG, which polled more than 3,600 IT leaders, almost two thirds (63%) of organisations are now allowing technology to be managed outside the IT department.

By James Bourne, 14 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

A blueprint for open source language automation: How enterprises and developers can benefit

Open source languages continue to gain popularity. As they do, the organisations using them confront challenges related to their deployment, management and updates. Developers need to keep these languages free from vulnerabilities and threats, at the same time as they are coding new software. And that software must integrate with legacy and polyglot tech stacks. This has all become a drain on productivity that’s untenable in today’s fast-moving, fast-iterating...

By Bart Copeland, 15 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Design, Development.

The three biggest challenges facing the equipment-centric enterprise

"Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” Wise words from the legendary business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist, Warren Buffet.

The ability to identify change just seems easier for some. That’s probably what makes Buffet one of the world’s most successful and wealthiest investors. But for most of us, making the best financial decisions for long term organisational growth is not...

By Joseph Kenny, 09 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Development, Employees, IoT.

Why CIOs need to question 5G and the 'need for speed'

Who doesn’t want a bit of extra speed in their life – especially when it comes to mobile data? Well, quite a few people, as it turns out.

The advent of 5G services promises much faster mobile communications, with ten times the speeds of existing 4G services (and remember what a transformation that was). According to received wisdom, everyone stands to benefit – from consumers who will be able to download an HD film in seconds, to urban planners who can use 5G to provision the services that...

By Harry Chima, 02 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Data & Analytics, Development.