IDC: MEM market to hit $1.8bn in four years

A research report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has predicted that the mobile enterprise management (MEM) market will hit $1.8 billion (£1.1bn) by 2016.

The report, entitled “Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Management Software 2012-2016 Forecast and Analysis and 2011 Vendor Shares”, indicated that the biggest growth region will be in the Americas.

Global MEM revenue hit $444.6m (£273.8m) for the year at the end of 2011, according to the report.

According to IDC, even though...

By James Bourne, 25 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

Slow down on BYOD, warns Grudi Associates

Grudi Associates states that cost and employee satisfaction are downsides to BYOD, going against perceived wisdom – but do you agree?

With the consumerisation of the enterprise and the BYOD trend being top of mind, one firm has warned not to go head-first into a BYOD policy.

Telecoms provider Grudi Associates, in a piece entitled “BYOD ASAP? Not So Fast”, cites several mitigating factors as cons for BYOD,...

By James Bourne, 24 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

BYOD and MDM broken down in CSA research

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released a research report which concludes that continual review of company security policy is the most effective way of ensuring mobile device management (MDM) doesn’t compromise security.

The research detailed 17 key components to MDM; 12 of which are ‘must have’ and 5 are ‘optional’. Each component aligns with three bigger categories: software and hardware, inventory and security.

The...

By James Bourne, 21 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

CSC's CIO Barometer reveals BYOD uptake [infographic]

An in-depth piece of research from CSC, entitled ‘The CIO Barometer’, has revealed that, for many top IT brass, their personal devices are more useful to them than company-given equipment.

The survey covered more than 330 IT directors throughout North America and Europe, with half of the participants IT managers in their respective companies, alongside IT directors (29%) and CIOs (20%).

And the results found that, for many CIOs, the consumerisation of IT hasn’t been a smooth...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic, Research.

Service level management for cloud computing needs to improve

By Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Software – IT Solutions, Ovum

The delivery of shared, standardized, and metered IT resources on demand and on a self-service basis brings convenience and empowerment to users. Delivering IT-as-a-service, however, is hard. Many cloud service consumers, as well as providers, are only just starting to get to grips with its impact on their business and IT. At both levels, and on both sides, service level agreements (SLAs) are coming under increasing scrutiny, leading to a renewed...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 18 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Meeting business objectives with an enterprise app integration strategy

By Saurabh Sharma, Senior Analyst, IT Solutions

Application integration is an enabler of many strategic initiatives and business-critical functionality, including application modernisation, B2B e-commerce, data synchronisation, and reduction in the cost of IT.

Given the strategic role that integration plays in the realisation of desired business results, it is hard to understand why it still remains IT’s dark secret.

In the past, many integration projects suffered from time and cost overruns, and...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 14 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility.

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.