Globo advocates five key rules for building quality enterprise apps


A new whitepaper from enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider Globo offers five key tenets for building quality enterprise apps, including user-centric design, partnerships, and security concerns.

“Enterprise mobile apps are revolutionising the way we do business,” the report begins. “They are transforming the mobile employee experience and significantly improving business efficiency and workflows, and driving billions in new revenue. One thing is clear –...

By James Bourne, 30 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Authentication, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the enterprise is key to growth in the Internet of Things

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According to the latest IDC figures, 73% of decision makers polled said they had already installed or planned to install IoT solutions within the next year.

58% of the 2,500 respondents, across 15 countries, argue that the IoT is of strategic importance, with the most important industries being healthcare (72%), transportation (67%) and manufacturing (66%). Just under a quarter (24%) of all respondents view the IoT as capable of bringing disruption and massive change. Government...

By Enterprise CIO, 24 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Not just any enterprise app store: Cortado co-founds Mobile Business Alliance


Cortado Mobile Solutions, a subsidiary of enterprise mobility and printing provider, Cortado, has launched the Mobile Business Alliance alongside 10 app developers aiming to help businesses find the most suitable apps for their markets more easily.

The 10 partners include no-code app development platform Fliplet, Enough Software and ThinPrint Cloud Services, another subsidiary of Cortado, while the Alliance is encouraging more partners to join.

Apps in the enterprise app store –...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Why automating workflow management improves security and productivity


New technologies often come around which can be helpful but are expensive and take significant time and effort to implement. But there are some technology solutions that organisations may overlook that can have a great, positive effect on efficiency.

For example, in any organisation where there are frequent requests, such as for account changes, additional access or for physical resources can be a time-consuming process to efficiently and securely approve these requests.


By Dean Wiech, 11 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Collaboration, Development, Productivity, Security.

The importance of extending enterprise apps to support our ‘mobile moments’


The term ‘mobile moment’ was coined in 2014 by Ted Schadler from Forrester Research. He talked about mobile moments as those instants where access to the right mobile app would deliver significant value. These moments may be related to finding an answer to a question, recalling details on some subject, recording thoughts so you won’t forget, or simply communicating.

Schadler emphasises the importance of ‘winning the mobile moment’ for mobile app...

By Josh Epstein, 07 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

This tool aims to help businesses achieve faster software delivery through DevOps


Micro Focus has released its latest business delivery platform for agile software development, Atlas 2.0, on a subscription basis starting from $60 per month per user.

Atlas 2.0 aims to help business analysts in agile software delivery organisations manage agile communication more effectively, ensuring that the development process quickly changes to the changing needs of an organisation.

The system captures data from several different sources for analysis, prioritisation, documentation...

By Enterprise CIO, 07 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

The ‘VIP’ of mobility: Three keys to great enterprise mobile apps


Regardless of use case, form factor, operating system, or manufacturer, there are some universal rules that should be considered when it comes to mobile. So here is the VIP list of mobility:


Value, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. With many business cases there is a degree of science and a pinch of art. The value from a mobile application might be as simple as returning more to the bottom line than the cost of implementing.

With enterprise applications, this is...

By Adam Sivell, 14 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Driving the culture shift towards the successful IT department of 2020

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken a lot about what the successful IT department of five years from now will look like and the core skills CIOs will need to to manage that IT department. Getting to that vision will require well planned leadership because it requires a culture shift within the IT department as much as a change in technology.

The biggest challenge is that IT needs to become a trusted advisor and service provider to every line...

By MobileIron, 06 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise hiring strategies for mobile revealed: How to make the most of your hand


Research conducted by TechValidate on behalf of Red Hat has found a similar number of organisations are looking to hire employees with back end integration (27%) and front end integration (32%).

The research, which polled more than 100 enterprise IT decision makers as a sample of Red Hat’s global customers, revealed organisations are beginning to take a more strategic approach to IoT for their enterprise mobility strategy, with 70% of respondents looking to incorporate IoT...

By James Bourne, 30 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Kony updates ‘MBaaS meets MADP’ MobileFabric for developer openness, agility and control

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Enterprise mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider Kony has beefed up its Kony MobileFabric product – described as MBaaS meets MADP (mobile app development platform) – aiming to give developers openness, agility and control across mobile projects.

The release of the 6.5 update means developers can take advantage of new API management and mobile app management tools, as well as analytics and application performance management services. Developers can use their...

By James Bourne, 23 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, MAM, MBaaS.