Enterprise mobility isn’t about access - it’s about context on the go


One third of companies are planning to build enterprise app stores, according to Forrester’s State of Enterprise Mobile Security report, while Gartner claims that by 2018, more than half of all mobile apps will be created by business analysts without coding. As this market becomes more available to the masses, everyone seems to be jumping in head first to enterprise mobility through apps.

The mobile movement has offered businesses the promise of speed; from quicker access to...

By Dave Marcus, 04 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Apperian extends open API platform to target mobile app developers


Mobile app management software provider Apperian is opening up its API to improve its reach and deployment options for mobile app developers.

The platform allows systems, including traditional MDM or EMM systems, corporate portals, custom-built mobile app stores and mobile app ISVs, to improve functionality by making use of Apperian’s mobile application management and security capabilities. The use of the Apperian API Platform allows organisations to boost the reach and...

By Enterprise CIO, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Red Hat research shows mobile app development becoming more business-led


Research released by Red Hat has revealed different priorities between IT and line of business (LOB) over the transformative nature of mobile.

The study which polled 200 IT and 200 line of business decision makers in the US and Western Europe, found 35% on the IT side see mobile apps as key to business transformation, compared to only 26% of LOB. Business decision makers also argue that, while the current approach to mobile app development is led primarily by IT, it will move...

By James Bourne, 26 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Jasper’s plethora of MWC partnership announcements analysed


MWC Internet of Things (IoT) platform service provider Jasper has certainly been busy at this year’s Mobile World Congress, announcing partnerships with POST Luxembourg, Telular, and Gemalto for greater expansion and simpler deployment of IoT services respectively.

The deal with Gemalto is the second subscription-based partnership Jasper has pushed through, with customers being able to provision and manage subscriptions on devices remotely via a single embedded SIM. “Think of us as...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

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


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


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


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.