MicroStrategy explores mobile opportunities beyond its BI bread and butter

Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information ManagmentAt the recent MicroStrategy World event in Las Vegas, mobility stood out as an area of significant development. While the company continues to make its mark in the mobile BI space with intuitive and consumer-like solutions for iOS and Android devices, it became clear at the conference that MicroStrategy is increasingly veering outside the BI realm and is exploring opportunities with products in mobile application development, e-commerce, and mobile identity...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 21 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, Mobile.

QlikTech targets bigger enterprise deployments

By Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information ManagementQlikTech has started to unveil the next generation of its QlikView self-service business intelligence (BI) product. The release represents a big step in QlikTech’s evolution from a desktop-based departmental solution to an enterprise BI solutions provider. Clearly QlikTech is raising its sights and is targeting larger enterprise deployments. But it will face stiff competition in this segment, which makes it imperative to emphasise its key differentiator...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 31 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, Mobile.

What needs to be addressed to make HTML5 enterprise-ready?

There has been continued discussion around the relative merits and drawbacks of HTML5 in recent months with public comments from industry figures on their development strategies. 

As recently as last month, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the ‘biggest strategic mistake we’ve ever made’ was depending too heavily on HTML5 - a refreshingly candid assessment of their open web standards strategy. 

Whilst Zuckerberg isn't anti...

By David Akka, 20 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, HTML5.

What are the key issues for successful B2E app projects?

With consumer apps increasingly raising the bar in terms of design and user experience, a new report has revealed that delivering high quality user experiences is one of the key aspects of business’ enterprise app wish list.

A report from MGI Research, sponsored by the app developer Kony Solutions, revealed that around 64% of businesses surveyed were planning to deploy new business-to-employee (B2E) apps as a way to bolster their competitive advantage and increase customer engagement, brand value and...

By Matthew Henkes, 12 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5.

Is App Center Facebook's power play into mobile web?

Facebook’s flirtations with the world of social mobile web stepped up a gear this week with the launch of its own app store, offering tasty promotional opportunities for developers, but scant money making opportunity for the soon-to-be-public social networking behemoth; though perhaps a pathway to future riches.

The App Center, as it will be called, will list social apps that utilise the social network’s own login feature, listing iOS and...

By Matthew Henkes, 10 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise App Stores, HTML5, iOS, Social.

Mozilla smartphone to go on sale in ‘late 2012?

Mobile phones running an operating system developed by makers of the Firefox web browser will go on sale in late 2012.

The first handsets running Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko” (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo’s mobile network.

Brazilian tech blog Ztop broke the news but had no details about which firm will make the handsets.

Announced in July 2011, B2G aims...

By 3Squared, 23 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: HTML5.

8 Key Trends for Success in Social and Mobile - Square and NFC

Trend #2: Square and Near Field Communications

This is the second article in an eight part series of Jay Shapiro’s “Key Trends for Success in Social and Mobile Marketing” - you can find Part One, here.


If you’re going to market products and services through your mobile app, or channels that significantly involve social media and mobile platforms, it only makes sense that you...

By Jay Shapiro, 14 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, HTML5.

8 Key Trends for Success in Social and Mobile - HTML5

Some people might say that it’s slightly odd to kick off a brand new column with a personal confession. Don’t get me wrong, I’m delighted to have this new column on AppsTech, and if you’ll stick with it I think you’ll find that I’ll always write thoughtful, zero-BS columns for you.

But first the confession: I’m one of those hopeless geeks that doesn’t really sleep. Don’t know why, but for years I’ve spent many, many late nights working &...

By Jay Shapiro, 07 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, HTML5.

#MWC12 Round Up So Far

With Mobile World Congress kicking off to a great start, announcements of new products, services and partnerships have been spreading around the Fira Montjüic complex like wild fire. Here´s a quick round up of the big news that has hit Barcelona so far...

Facebook to aid mobile web standards

Facebook has announced it is working on some mobile web initiatives, including

By Dani Millward, 28 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, HTML5, Mobile.

Do consumers need a new web app icon?

As we are told we near the day when mobile data speeds begin to rival our home broadband performance, web apps become an increasingly viable option.

With some of the key players like Google, Apple and Adobe piling resources into the development of HTML5, the proliferation of web apps is hotly tipped to be one of the stories of 2012.

However, we’re still not yet in a world were a web app will generally perform with the same level of deeply integrated usability that a native app can offer users. So app...

By Matthew Henkes, 25 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, HTML5, Mobile.