iPhone 5 launch: What does it mean for the enterprise?

With the long-awaited announcement of the iPhone 5, it seems everybody has an opinion. But what does the new Apple smartphone entail for businesses?

According to Jim Hemmer, Antenna Software CEO, there shouldn’t be any difficulties in integrating the iPhone 5 for the enterprise.

“We saw Tim Cook put the iPad’s success in the enterprise at the head of his presentation, and it’s easy to see why,” Hemmer said.

Enterprise AppsTech published a piece on the iOS device VPN provider...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Enterprise and the consumerisation of mobility: Bob Schukai #AppsWorld

The enterprise sector is catching up with the consumer sector – and it’ll be very interesting to see how companies embrace the space.

That’s the verdict of Bob Schukai, head of mobility at Thomson Reuters. Ahead of his appearance at Apps World, Enterprise AppsTech caught up with Schukai to discuss the optimum way of designing an enterprise app and how functionality fits in.  

Don’t replicate the desktop

Back in July Infragistics senior UX architect, Marshal Datkowitz

By James Bourne, 11 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Design, Enterprise Mobility.

Mobile customer care requires accountable ownership to succeed

By Keith Dawson, Principal Analyst, Customer Experience & Interaction

Providing mobile access for customers is a popular initiative in many organizations today, but the ability to translate momentum into the development of customer care capabilities varies widely based on organisational dynamics (politics) and the focus for mobile strategy within an enterprise.

As described in Ovum’s recent report The Future of Customer Service in a Mobile World: Smart, Connected Interactions, the success of a mobile...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 10 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

BYOD research again exposes security fears

A new joint study from KnowBe4 and ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting) has revealed that nearly three quarters of businesses which approve of BYOD have nothing specific in place to ensure security.

Specifically, 71% of BYOD-friendly corporations polled had no specific procedures in place to support BYOD development, which is an extremely worrying statistic.

The research, which surveyed 550 companies globally throughout July and August, was described as a “wake-up call” by ITIC...

By James Bourne, 07 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

LANDesk research reveals MDM security concerns

VP EMEA warns that IT heads will look “worse than ridiculous” if this trend continues

UK-based research from security providers LANDesk Software has revealed an arguably worrying trend in terms of managing devices in the workplace.

The figures, thankfully, look better for company-owned devices than for personal devices, but it’s not all plain sailing if the LANDesk research is anything to go by.

According to the report, interviewing over 200 UK IT professionals, 80% of companies surveyed...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Lessons learned: 5 top tips to develop mobile applications

What enterprise application teams can learn from Facebook

As you may have seen, Facebook recently re-launched their application for iOS devices in an attempt to fix some of the outstanding issues that had been identified by their users.

Whether these have been fixed or not is debatable, but what really stood out to me is what this can teach those charged with creating large scale business critical applications.

You may think: “What does Facebook have to do with how I run my business?” The Facebook...

By David Akka, 03 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

Enterprise BYOD: What questions should you be asking?

BYOD: A Growing Business Strategy

An increasing number of corporations are implementing BYOD programs, and more and more employees are asking their employers to consider BYOD models. Any organization interested in hiring the best talent and in staying on top of the latest and most efficient enterprise trends cannot dismiss the idea of BYOD without careful consideration.

One of the reasons that BYOD has become such a popular trend is the fact that each corporation can develop a model tailored to their unique...

By David Renwick, 30 August 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility.

Citrix reveals five tips for an enterprise mobility strategy

A blog post from Citrix’s Natalie Lambert has outlined, in an age of more employee mobility, how employers can design an enterprise mobility strategy.

The cloud collaboration company provides enterprise IT sharing services so their opinion would appear to be considerable.

Lambert noted that enterprises took the BYOD flexibility of employees on board, with a few provisos: how to securely enable BYOD of all types; how...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

AppCentral reveals more mobile enterprise app momentum

A report from enterprise app store AppCentral has revealed that not only is the enterprise app store evolving at a rapid rate, companies are beginning to display more maturity over the store.

Whereas back in April approximately 10% of enterprises had their own app stores, the report from AppCentral, entitled ‘Custom Mobile App Usage in the Workplace’, now puts that figure at 19%.

Specifically, 17% of the 200 people surveyed said that an enterprise app store was on the way, either across the entire...

By James Bourne, 29 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.