Enterprises mull rethinking mobile app development
A comprehensive research data published by the eminent research firm ABI Research had predicted that revenues accrued by the global mobile application market will exceed $30 billion by the end of 2012. However, despite the forecast of encouraging figures, the response for enterprise implementation of mobile apps remains lukewarm. A recent survey from Appcelerator (released in January 2013) reports of about 73 percent of enterprises having built less than five applications, and 39 percent having built none or just one app. One of the...
Enterprise mobile development: Emerging trends and their impact
In 2011, most employees started using smart mobile devices. In 2012, several businesses allowed users to bring their own devices to work; IT security personnel battled the security problems that this trend gave birth to.
This year, corporate corridors are reverberating with sounds of IT-related words: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Mobile Osmosis, Mobile Device Management, Mobility Apps and Mobile Security.
As someone steeped in mobile enterprise app development and deployment, I'd like to pinpoint three...
Salesforce addresses smartphone adoption, adding mobile tools to Service Cloud
Aphrodite Brinsmead, Senior Analyst, Customer Experience and Interaction, OvumAt its New York roadshow at the end of February 2013, Salesforce.com announced new mobile capabilities for its Service Cloud customer service platform. The announcement was part of discussions that focused on the vendor’s new messaging about the customer-centric enterprise. Salesforce’s new mobile capabilities follow a slew of announcements around mobility from contact center infrastructure, workforce optimization, and speech recognition...
IBM expands MobileFirst initiative to protect iOS enterprise apps
Tech giant IBM is rolling out enhanced enterprise security software, in the shape of IBM AppScan Source 8.7 for iOS, helping keep Apple apps and devices safe.
This is another indication that IBM, expanding on its MobileFirst initiative, is strengthening its mobile plays, having made 10 acquisitions in the mobile realm since 2006.
Part of the software’s appeal, according to IBM, is that it can automatically identify the path of data in an application, how it enters and leaves.
The problem of data leakage is an...
How to avoid a mobile security disaster
How to create the agile enterprise
Three areas are explored for creating the agile enterprise: innovation, organisation management, and IT department agility. Large enterprises face three primary challenges: first,...
Intel focusing on enterprise app space #AppsWorld
Intel is using its Intel Developers Conference this year to push towards enterprise apps and engaging developer communities.
And according to the computing giant, this year will see huge leaps in the enterprise app space.
“We think 2013 is the year of the enterprise app,” writes Intel in an industry view, adding: “CIOs from most industries will be accelerating their efforts to expose their enterprises to the exciting mobile...
How to make better apps for small to medium sized businesses
Entrepreneurs, one-man operations, small and medium sized businesses have been quick to embrace mobility because they all have one thing in common, flexibility.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have flexibility in the way they run their business, and the agility and adaptability to respond to market and technological changes.
According to research conducted in the third quarter of last year, over 90% of US small...
Why measuring ROI on enterprise apps kills innovation #Appsworld
Measuring the ROI of enterprise apps on a case by case basis can hamper innovation, according to experts appearing in the enterprise track at Apps World this morning.
The panel debate, involving experts from IBM, GSK, Compsoft, SAP, Com-Tec-Co, and Mubaloo, discussed the challenges and opportunities around app implementation in the enterprise.
Measuring ROI across the app portfolio, rather than on a case by case basis allows for a more ‘darwinistic’ approach to development, argued Ashley George,...