It’s the data, stupid: Why mobility is not really about mobility but connectivity

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Editor's note: The author feels that given the political climate, it was reasonable to adopt James Carville's campaign management policies in reminiscence.

Mobility is not about mobility really – it’s about connectivity and data. Or in other words, why ‘app refactoring’ (which we define as remote desktop or screen scraping, or any other ‘agent in the cloud pretending to be the user clicking on things...

By Boaz Hecht, 17 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

How zero code app development can accelerate your mobile transformation

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When it comes to the rising tide of rapid application delivery platforms, it seems no two research analysts agree on precisely what defines low-code vs. RAD vs. BPM or other visual development tools. One thing is clear; there is a growing adoption of low-code strategies by businesses and IT departments that have found a way to deliver apps faster while spending less.

While some architects and developers were initially reluctant to adopt, these tools have proven to accelerate delivery...

By David Basil, 12 October 2016, 4 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS, RMAD.

The three remaining obstacles to ubiquitous workforce mobility

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There is no longer any argument about the need for enterprise mobility: the traditional office has changed forever. According to Citrix, “61% of workers report working outside the office at least part of the time.” In the United States, IDC estimates that the mobile worker population will surpass 105...

By Kia Behnia, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

CIOs suffering from ‘availability gap’ in battle for digital transformation

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: research released by software provider Veeam argues that CIOs face an uphill battle in order to achieve their digital transformation goals.

The study, which polled 100 UK CIOs, found that 82% say they suffer from an ‘availability gap’ – a gap between user needs and how effectively the business can ensure application and data availability. This is significantly up from the European average of 60%, Veeam argues.

Even though...

By James Bourne, 06 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Cloud , Development.

Capriza and Matrix42 join AppConfig enterprise app initiative

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Palo Alto-based Capriza has announced it has signed up to the AppConfig Community, an enterprise app standards organisation with several key enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors among its personnel.

The community, which was first announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress with AirWatch, IBM, JAMF Software and MobileIron as the founding members, aims to establish...

By James Bourne, 30 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Rapid mobile app development, app refactoring, low code, no code: Where are we at today?

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Feature According to estimates from Gartner in its recent market examination of rapid mobile app development (RMAD), there are more than 30 companies playing in what is only one part of the enterprise mobility space. The truth is that not all of them are going to survive long-term.

A few months ago, Reddo Mobility, a Massachusetts company which focused on HTML5 to mobilise desktop apps, and

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

Kony warns of issues for enterprise development on wearable and connected devices

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The smartphone has become saturated. Wearables and other connected devices are the new playgrounds for enterprise app developers – but a new report from enterprise mobility firm Kony warns of the challenges ahead.

The majority of designers and developers polled – 69% and 65% respectively – in the company’s new report, ‘The Next Frontier in Cross-Platform Mobile Development’, say wearables and connected devices are either already a challenge or one...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

New study finds app developers are rushing app releases

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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know just how much we stress the importance of developing apps with great user experiences and real utility in the workplace. It’s simple: good apps help increase adoption rates, keep your employees engaged, and may even help mitigate shadow IT usage.

The trouble is, of course, that apps don’t grow on trees. Developing any...

By App47, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The three keys for CIOs on the digital transformation journey

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The most striking changes in the cloud market affecting project management right now are happening in three key areas: technology, people and processes. Let’s take a closer look.

Technology

Being portable, scalable and secure, cloud technology empowers businesses to respond quickly to changes in their marketplaces. Mobile devices are key here, as they are most adaptive to the frequency that cloud technology changes.

Many organisations are suffering with a hidden...

By Simon Reindl, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Development.