Is BYOA going to steal the thunder of BYOD?

According to Australia-based research from advisors Telsyte, the rise of bring your own app (BYOA) could challenge the prevalent bring your own device (BYOD) trend and cause headaches for IT staff.

Having surveyed more than 800 IT decision makers, Telsyte found that 28% of Australian companies allow a variety of BYOA, with the trend expected to only get higher.

Yet aside from the official figures, the unsanctioned usage of BYOA would be “significantly higher”.

Telsyte believes that BYOA has the...

By James Bourne, 30 July 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Mobility: MDM is now the bread, but MAM is the jam

By Richard Absalom, Consumer Impact Technology Analyst

In the wake of enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor BoxTone’s announcement on July 17 that it will be charging $0.99 per device per month for its mobile device management (MDM) module, it appears that the still-immature MDM market is heading towards commoditisation. BoxTone’s competitors are likely to follow suit with similar price cuts, simply in order to stay in the game.

Amtel led the way earlier this year with the launch of its...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 27 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Meteor raises over £7m in enterprise app fund drive

The innovative idea of a start-up helping a start-up is in evidence with Meteor Development Group’s multi-million pound fund to aid enterprise app development.

Meteor – described as ‘Silicon Valley’s newest star’, is an open-source platform which allows developers to utilise their JavaScript framework to build apps on their PCs without having to fight with other non-Java codes.

And during this round of fund-raising,...

By James Bourne, 26 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

7 traps to avoid when creating an enterprise app

A new eBook from mobilisation specialists 5APP has revealed their take on the pitfalls executives need to steer clear of when developing a mobile business app.

5APP, who offers a toolkit for hosted app development and management services, noted the nascent BYOD trend as the primary factor behind enthusiasm for employers to effectively mobilise their workforce.

Indeed, one of the points notes the main difficulty associated with...

By James Bourne, 25 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Why enterprise app devs love iOS and flirt with Windows 8

There’s been a significant shift in the attitude of enterprise app developers to the various competing app platforms, with iOS emerging as a clear favourite according to a new survey of over 3,600 devs.

In this latest quarterly report from analysts IDC and mobile platform firm Appcelerator, researchers surveying Appcelerator’s Titanium developer community found that iOS beat Android in terms of developer interest by 53% to...

By Matthew Henkes, 24 July 2012, 3 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Microsoft.

Tips for enterprise app stores – how to make employees stay

According to Aaron Freimark, chief technology officer of accessory specialist Tekserve, enterprises looking to build an internal app store should look at two main factors to improve their chances of success:

  • Enterprise app stores should include links to recommended public apps alongside their internal company apps.
  • They should also only show users apps they can tangibly use - in other words if authentication blocks access to an app, then a user shouldn't be able to download it.

Freimark has extensive experience in this field in his...

By James Bourne, 19 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Does all the #BYOD hype tell the full story?

Around 60% of US companies still retain control of purchasing, management and liability of all employee mobile devices, while only 20% of European firms run fully governed BYOD programmes, according to two new studies.

The first, conducted among US telecoms professionals by Dimension Data for Xigo and CCMI, revealed that an increasing number of companies have begun to embrace BYOD strategies, chiefly as a means of keeping employees happy.

Over a fifth of respondents claimed their company already employed some...

By Matthew Henkes, 18 July 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Mobile no longer an alternative channel across MEA

Mobile can no longer be considered an alternative channel across the Middle East and Africa by fincnial services firms, says industry analyst IDC.

Increasing mobile penetration and growing consumer demand are presenting a huge opportunity for mobile financial services in the region. Almost 800 million mobile subscribers represent market penetration of over 80%, yet only 35% of consumers are currently using mobile banking.

However, as end users become more technologically savvy, their need for services at...

By Matthew Henkes, 16 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

5APP's new paid and freemium enterprise app platform

UK-based business mobilisation specialist firm 5APP has become the latest company to offer hosted app development and management services on both a paid and freemium model into the rapidly expanding enterprise sector.

Driven by the rapid growth of BYOD, many organisations are looking for ways to manage their employees’ through apps operating on their personal devices.

Using standard web-programming tools, such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript the new toolkit allows developers...

By Matthew Henkes, 16 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Enterprise Mobility.