Will you be part of the dawn of the intelligent 21st century enterprise?

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Digital technologies are fuelling a seismic shift in the modern business landscape, driven by changing customer expectations and mounting competition from new and nimble ‘born digital’ companies. This has given rise to a new breed of organisation; the 21st century enterprise, which is being forced to rethink traditional market approaches and become more service-centric in order to remain relevant.

To make this transition successfully, businesses must have the ability...

By Kalyan Kumar, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Employee Education, Employees, IoT.

Why in enterprise mobile apps, function trumps form

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You’ve heard it before: form should never trump function. But often, it does. Consumers have all too much experience with that phone that doesn’t quite work right, or those shoes that look great but wear out too soon, or, apparently, that app that promises the world but always falls just a little bit short.

Pressured by the urge to release the next big app, consumer app developers too often pump out great looking apps with short shelf lives and bad user experiences. Companies...

By App47, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Zuznow moves from low-code to no-code for its RMAD platform

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Meet Zuznow. The New York-based startup, whose mobile development platform is based around what they call a frontend as a service (FaaS), has launched an update which includes no-code ‘point and click’ functionality, as well as a new visual editor.

The platform utilises artificial intelligence to come up with a mobile web representation of applications, with the visual editor coming into play to enable even those who can’t write one line of code the ability to...

By James Bourne, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Eight best practice tips when developing enterprise apps for field workers revealed

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A study conducted by the University of Technology Sydney and commissioned by Retriever Communications has identified eight key tenets in building enterprise applications for field service workers.

The research conducted contextual inquiries with technicians and logistics personnel who use mobile apps day to day, and argued the cause for eight best practices for app developers and designers.

The first observation was around aesthetics; the researchers advocate the use of high...

By James Bourne, 03 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Capriza raises $23m in series C extension, cites ‘soaring’ demand as key

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Enterprise app development firm Capriza has announced it has raised $23 million (£17.4m) as part of a series C extension, with existing investor Andreessen Horowitz leading the round.

The round, which adds to the $27m secured back in October 2014, will be used to meet what the firm claims is ‘soaring’ demand for ‘smart, mobile business apps that empower users at...

By James Bourne, 21 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why you will see augmented reality at work before in your home

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By Bhavesh Kumar

Recently, I outlined some of the industry use cases for augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise. Early adopters have been exploring how AR could transform industries like manufacturing, healthcare, design and retail. There’s increasingly reason to believe that AR could take off for businesses long before it goes mainstream with...

By VMware AirWatch, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The future of enterprise mobility means better integration between ops and IT

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The enterprise mobility space has encountered various steps in line with a maturing market, from changing models – BYOD to COPE – to a greater consolidation of vendors. Yet a new report from VDC Research argues that, with burgeoning mobile centres of excellence as well as a cross-functional approach to technology investment, the next steps for organisations involve further alignment of operations and IT decision makers.

The findings, revealed in VDC Research’s annual...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Gartner gives cool assessment of enterprise mobile app budget – but it will get better

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Despite an increased perception in mobile for application development, the latest research from analyst house Gartner argues that only £1 in 10 gets spent on mobile from an average enterprise app development budget.

The survey, which polled IT and business leaders across the United States, EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions, found that the budget for mobile app development had gone down 2% from 2015 levels; yet almost half (42%) of respondents argued their spend on the...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

How Electronic Arts is working for continuous development and greater security

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Gaming house Electronic Arts (EA) will discuss its work with mobile app management (MAM) vendor Apperian and mobile app development platform (MADP) provider Red Hat Mobile at a Red Hat event later this month.

The collaboration between Apperian and Red Hat Mobile aims to combine the two companies’ technologies, with app lifecycle management to support continuous development and greater security for deploying apps. The proposed solution will also utilise a privately branded...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Why DevOps and mobility represents a perfect match

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DevOps has been around for several years now, certainly enough time to gain traction in the enterprise. The premise is simple enough on the surface; ensure collaboration and communication between software developers and other IT professionals, while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. The implications are far reaching; no more wasting money, the delivery of great software and the development of systems that scale and last.

However, the understanding of...

By David Barkovic, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.