Mirego looks to ‘notoriety’ of Apple mobility partnership for further success

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A press release recently landed in Enterprise AppsTech’s inbox. Not an uncommon occurrence, you would correctly note; but this one caught the eye, describing how a company had “accelerated its lead in the enterprise mobile market.”

The release came from, and naturally was referring to, Mirego, a Canada-based company founded in 2007 which also has an office in the US. The firm is currently focusing its efforts on North America but with one eye on Europe and Australia, and offers an...

By James Bourne, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The key questions CIOs will have about rapid mobile app development – and the answers

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With many core IT functions either becoming a commodity or being outsourced to the cloud, the job of the CIO is quickly evolving. It has become a much more people-centric role as suggested by the recently published 2016 Accenture Technology Vision report claims that the business world is in a state of “digital culture shock.”

The abundance of technology available, on its own, hasn’t helped technology leaders...

By George Mashini, 07 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS, RMAD.

Bill Bodin, Kony CTO, on the pace of enterprise app change and ‘laser-like’ customer focus

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It is a story played out around the tech press almost ad infinitum; IBM employees leave the company, usually through ‘resource actions’, or layoffs to the rest of us. But this one is different: former IBM mobile chief technology officer Bill Bodin, with 27 years at Armonk under his belt, has joined mobile backend provider Kony to become their CTO.

Kony’s cross platform mobile application development solution, which offers developers and IT teams quick apps across iOS,...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

The road to DevOps: How enterprises can meet the challenge

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Few initiatives spark more turmoil within IT organisations than the shift from traditional software development and delivery to a more modern, DevOps-based approach. That’s a shame, because DevOps is a superior approach when compared to yesterday’s waterfall-style methods.

The goal of DevOps is to accelerate the delivery of services and increase software innovation by enhancing collaboration between application development teams and IT operations. Properly applied,...

By Christian Paulus, 02 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Kinvey launches Mobile Data Connect to speed up SAP implementations

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Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider Kinvey has announced the launch of Mobile Data Connect, a product aimed at helping build quick enterprise applications from existing SAP systems.

The solution has various key benefits for SAP users; it utilises SDKs available across 13 mobile app development platforms enabling easier app delivery; it provides pre-built modules for advanced client-side caching, syncing, and encryption algorithms, as well as zippy data delivery for sub-second...

By James Bourne, 20 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Automation with a twist: What Toyota can teach us about DevOps

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Let’s face it: no matter how much exciting innovation is transpiring in the automotive industry, we take cars for granted, at least a little bit. It’s okay – just admit it. You hop in, drive wherever you’re going, park and leave it in the lot without a second thought about the complex, impressive process that brought your car into your daily life.

Well, what if...

By Pete Pickerill, 19 May 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Productivity.

AppConfig Community launches Android best practices

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Updated May 18: The AppConfig Community, an initiative led by four enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors to promote enterprise app development, has announced it has finalised best practices for Android configurations.

The community, which launched at Mobile World Congress in February with AirWatch VMware, IBM, JAMF Software and MobileIron as its founding members, originally focused on iOS, but three months on is examining Android for Work. Developers will be able to leverage native...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Kony and Cognizant partner up for enterprise mobile apps

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Mobile app development provider Kony and IT infrastructure provider Cognizant have announced a partnership to deliver a suite of new cross-platform mobile applications to enhance business process efficiencies.

The two companies will be looking towards various industry verticals, including banking, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Cognizant will also be offering Digital Fabric, a mobile middleware service based on Kony’s MobileFabric, to customers. Kony’s app...

By James Bourne, 19 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

The heart of the security problem: Why it’s time to fix up Android

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Think your phone is secure just because you have a lock screen password? Think again.

Carriers that license and sell Android devices to their customers gain root access to those devices. The original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, have rooted access as well, which means that before you ever take your “brand new” phone out of the box, you already have two massive companies with backdoor...

By Daniel Riedel, 11 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

How digital transformation creates a “fundamental shift” in CIO role

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CEOs across the globe now view business technology as a key component of their growth strategies. That’s why the role of today’s chief information officer has become increasingly challenging. Mounting pressure to innovate has left many CIOs flat-footed - essentially playing catch­-up trying to integrate new technologies, rather than driving them.

A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) study examined CIO and line of business (LOB) executive perceptions of IT...

By David H Deans, 15 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Research.