BlackBerry elaborates on ‘Enterprise of Things’ strategy with latest Android launch

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BlackBerry has announced the launch of the DTEK60 phone, the latest in its series of secure Android devices and another indicator of its software-centric current strategy.

The DTEK60 is the second device in the Android series, with features including a 5.5” Quad HD display, fingerprint sensor, and a smart keyboard which aims to learn from its users. The phone is also FIPS 140-2 compliant, comes with Android for Work and Google Play for Work as well as offering full enterprise...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

New research underlines challenges for enterprise IoT device security

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While the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an increasing role in a range of business processes, it leads to extended IT attack surfaces – and traditional tools are falling short on the security side.

That’s the verdict from a new report commissioned by ForeScout Technologies and conducted by analyst firm Quocirca. The survey, which polled more than 200 senior IT decision makers across the UK and central Europe, found that 65% of respondents are less than sure about...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Will you be part of the dawn of the intelligent 21st century enterprise?

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Digital technologies are fuelling a seismic shift in the modern business landscape, driven by changing customer expectations and mounting competition from new and nimble ‘born digital’ companies. This has given rise to a new breed of organisation; the 21st century enterprise, which is being forced to rethink traditional market approaches and become more service-centric in order to remain relevant.

To make this transition successfully, businesses must have the ability...

By Kalyan Kumar, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Employee Education, Employees, IoT.

How to get the most out of your BI analytics investment

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Companies looking to select the right business intelligence (BI) tool need to identify the degree of data analysis they need, how much technical expertise they have in-house, and work out whether they want to integrate existing platforms.

That’s the conclusion from a study conducted by B2B research firm Clutch.co analysing how organisations are attacking their BI strategies.

70% of the almost 300 employees polled – who use BI data analytics tools in their work – said...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

New research sheds light on potential data management issues with IoT

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It’s almost a given that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a positive impact on businesses long term. But for the time being, more than three quarters of businesses polled by channel data management firm Zyme say they expect IoT to have a significant impact on their ability to gather customer insights throughout the supply chain.

The research, which polled 101 UK respondents with responsibility for digital marketing and channel data management respectively, argued several...

By James Bourne, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

The Internet of Things will replace mobile phones as most connected device in 2018

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Internet of Things sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021, according to an Ericsson report.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021.
  • By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B smartphone...

By Louis Columbus, 25 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

Jonathan Reichental, Palo Alto CIO: On changing CIO roles and building smarter cities

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According to a recent research study from IDC, 40% of CIOs view themselves predominantly as ‘custodians of operational infrastructure’, compared to 25% who believed they were ‘business technology innovation officers’. We’ve all heard it before; CIOs need to move from being chief information officers to chief innovation officers, heavily prompted by...

By James Bourne, 19 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Case Studies, CIO, IoT.

No longer science fiction: How VR is infiltrating the business landscape

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A year ago, judging the future based only on what we could see, we would probably have concluded that virtual reality (VR) would, for the foreseeable future stay within the realm of gaming and retail, rather than breaking out into the mainstream.

However, with funding for VR having reached around $3-3.5 billion in 2014, interest in virtual reality is now gaining momentum. Innovative companies incorporate it into their processes; from the world’s first operation streamed globally through

By Chris Lawrence, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Marketing, Wearables.

Betting on IoT for future success? Not without EMM

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According to a report recently released by British telecommunications provider Vodafone, 8 in 10 businesses are betting on the Internet of Things for future success. In fact, as Computer Business Review notes, half of those (4 in 10) are already fully up and running with some sort of IoT strategy.

Things only get more interesting from there; 63% of the 1,096...

By App47, 15 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

IDC enterprise mobility analysis: IoT key for post-end user computing future

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A new report released by analyst house IDC argues the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market remains healthy despite slightly slowed recent growth, with AirWatch VMware at the top of the pile.

The report, released earlier this month, examines how the consolidation of vendors ‘changes the landscape’ of EMM. Naturally, this refers principally to

By James Bourne, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.