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.

May the force be with you: Mobile identity, security, and Windows 10 for 2016

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Star Wars has gone from a cult-like programme to a global phenomenon. Parallel analogies can be drawn when we look at the growth of the mobile market, from house-brick sized, leather-clad devices, to well over a billion smartphones and growing.

Given the similarities between the two, it’s a useful exercise to view the mobile marketplace in 2016 through the lens of Star Wars. After all there is certainly an almighty battle taking place between legacy systems and mobile, with...

By Ojas Rege, 21 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

Slack Platform launches App Directory to facilitate interoperability; announces fund and Botkit for developers

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In order to foster interoperability and ensure progress and productivity does not get lost in silos, the Slack Platform has launched The Slack App Directory, featuring over 160 apps for the benefit of a Slack team. The platform ensures easy installation and curates apps by category, popularity, and staff favourites.

The listings are classified in a number of categories such as design,...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores.

Progress releases Telerik Platform 2.0 for multi-platform approach to enterprise apps

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Progress has announced the latest release of its Telerik Platform, which can be used to develop for iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications faster than the previous generation.

The platform gives developers full access to the app development lifecycle through a single interface. Developers can create, connect, deploy, test and measure the app from this interface, eliminating the need to work on different technologies.

The single unified interface also simplifies integration of...

By Enterprise CIO, 02 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Internet of Things: Why IoT is here to stay within the enterprise

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By Scott Szymanski

The Internet of Things (IoT) has made a name for itself in the consumer sphere. From fitness trackers like Fitbit to Amazon’s Dash buttons for one-touch product ordering, the average person can tangibly embrace IoT in everyday life.  New cars have been outfitted with IoT technologies, such as Apple’s CarPlay, making driving...

By VMware AirWatch, 20 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

The rise of the lightweight languages in enterprise mobile development

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More than one quarter of respondents in the latest Red Hat and Vanson Bourne survey say they will primarily use Node.js as their language of choice for back-end development within the next two years.

According to the research, which polled 200 IT decision makers from private sector firms with at least 2,500 employees across the US and Western Europe, 71% of respondents are primarily using Java while 56% use .NET. In two years, this will fall to 15% and 19% respectively.

85% of...

By James Bourne, 13 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

CIOs under more pressure due to increasingly strategic role of IT

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More than three quarters (76%) of CIOs and senior IT leaders in the UK, France and Germany feel greater personal risk when making big decisions as IT becomes more strategic to the business, according to new research from Colt.

As regular readers of this publication will recognise, the business transformation projects C-level executives have to undertake are of increasing significance, as organisations strive to use mobility for greater efficiency and competitive advantage.

Yet while CIOs...

By James Bourne, 02 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.