AirWatch, IBM, JAMF, MobileIron launch AppConfig for easier enterprise app development

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MWC AirWatch, IBM, JAMF Software and MobileIron have announced the launch of the AppConfig Community, a neutral organisation which aims to establish common goals for enterprise applications based on native OS standards.

The new body builds on the work of App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE), launched at last year’s Mobile World Congress, with all ACE members being rolled into...

By James Bourne, 23 February 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

PTC looks to bring augmented reality to the enterprise

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Tech giant PTC has boosted its Vuforia augmented reality (AR) platform by providing support for Windows 10 devices while launching its VuMark solution that provide AR capabilities to any object.

The Vuforia AR platform caters to the enterprise and boasts a global ecosystem of over 200,000 developers who have built more than 20,000 apps for phones, tablets and a new generation of digital eyewear. Consumer brands make use of Vuforia to sell their products.

Goldman Sachs expects augmented...

By Enterprise CIO, 29 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

APIs and the enterprise: Design best practices

APIs themselves are not new - but what is new is the rise and dramatic proliferation of lightweight public APIs, and the rapid expansion of these into enterprise applications. As an architect, it is important to understand and be able to resolve the unique challenges inherent both in building composite applications and in deploying APIs for public consumption, as this whitepaper from Accenture and Red Hat explains.

By James Bourne, 29 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

DevOps and open source: Lessons learned from early adopters

DevOps is becoming increasingly important in enterprise strategy as organisations look to it for greater cost savings and efficiency. This whitepaper from IDC and Red Hat looks at the key drivers, the technologies expected to enable DevOps in the coming two years, and lessons learned from early adopters.

By James Bourne, 29 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

Nubo seals $7m funding round amid a warning for the enterprise mobility market

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Israel-based enterprise mobile software provider Nubo has snaffled $7 million (£4.9m) in series A funding and aims to expand its marketing, sales, and support operations – as well as grow the reputation of enterprise mobility solutions as a whole.

The venture round was led by Magma Venture Partners alongside Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, and can be considered a shot in the arm for Nubo’s virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) technology.

Nubo CEO Israel Lifshitz...

By James Bourne, 26 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Research reveals importance of enterprise apps connecting to the backend

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While developers and line of business have different priorities regarding the important elements of enterprise mobile apps, the ability to connect to a backend database appears pivotal to both parties.

That is the key finding from a study conducted by analyst house Bock & Company, and commissioned by Alpha Software. For developers, an easy integration with the backend is the most popular choice, cited by 96% of the almost 2,000 mobile app devs polled, followed by offline...

By James Bourne, 20 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

The enterprise guide to Windows Server 2016 preparation

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As we move through the first weeks of 2016, the general availability of Windows Server 2016 edges ever closer. Having seen the fourth Technical Preview for 2016 launch in November, I would estimate a general availability launch of late Q1, or very early Q2.

From what we have seen in Technical Preview 4 and heard from industry experts, the new server operating system is set to build on the successes of Windows Server 2012. You can expect...

By Ed Jones, 19 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Microsoft.

How CIOs are working a smarter 9-5 to beat the 5:1 backlog

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Industry analysts warn that mobile app demand will soon outstrip internal IT departments' capacity to develop them. According to Gartner, “By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations' capacity to deliver them."

To counter this, I anticipate that CIOs will continue to guide their organisations in the adoption of new working practices and...

By Cathal McGloin, 18 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

AppSense gains Nutanix validation for speedier VDI deployments

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User environment management (UEM) solutions provider AppSense has gained “Nutanix Ready” validation and has become a part of the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program.

The integrated use of AppSense and Nutanix solutions allows enterprises to benefit from hyper-converged infrastructure to streamline the deployment of virtual desktops for rapid delivery of fully personalized desktops and applications. For instance, Coretek Services’ Virtual Clinical...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise infrastructure spend: UC and WLAN hot, telepresence and voice not

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Enterprise spend on infrastructure has gone up by a moderate amount, but with major variances by segment, according to the latest study from Synergy Research.

The report, which examines enterprise spend on data centre servers, Ethernet switches, voice, WLAN, unified comms apps, routers and telepresence, showed vendor revenues over the past four quarters grew by 2.3% annually. The two largest segments remain data centre servers, which grew at 2%, around the average growth rate, and Ethernet...

By James Bourne, 08 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Development, Enterprise Mobility.