Why user experience virtualisation makes so much sense for enterprise apps

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Enterprise IT and line-of-business managers are simply unable to keep up with user demand for new mobile applications. Beyond email, calendaring, and simple file sharing, enterprise users want and need mobile access to the applications that support mission critical business processes.  Most large enterprises maintain a huge portfolio of B2E (business-to-employee) applications – some having been purchased from software vendors, others developed in-house. 

The vast...

By Josh Epstein, 10 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Red Hat focuses its enterprise mobility vision with four-pronged attack

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Open source technology provider Red Hat has announced a new vision to help businesses succeed in the “mobile-first” economy, focusing broadly on the development ecosystem.

Red Hat, which acquired Irish mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider FeedHenry in September 2014, has taken the opportunity to issue an update on St. Patrick’s Day and focused its strategy on platform architecture; developer experience; technology integration; and collaboration in two-track IT...

By James Bourne, 17 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

More companies looking to employ a mobile strategist, research finds

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Research from backend provider Kinvey has revealed three out of four organisations have created roles to manage and deploy mobile strategy.

The role of the ‘mobile strategist’ has been debated in the past, but according to the survey, the goal for this new job description is simply to drive business impact. 76% of those polled say their goal for mobile is to engage customers wherever they are; 75% look to create new revenue paths; while 72% look to reduce overall...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Reddo Mobility snaffles $4.25m in funding, utilises HTML5 to mobilise desktop apps

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Meet Reddo Mobility. The Massachusetts-based firm, which launched in September, has announced $4.25m (£2.82m) in funding for its solution which ports virtualised Windows desktop apps to mobile devices through its HTML5-powered mobile experience virtualisation technology.

It’s a fascinating way to address the problem of creating lumbering, data intensive enterprise apps on mobile. The Reddo user experience connector, connected to a user’s desktop, intercepts the...

By James Bourne, 07 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, MBaaS.

Kinvey CEO Sravish Sridhar on “outpacing” competition with latest funding

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Earlier this week, backend as a service provider Kinvey announced it had raised $10.8m (£6.59m) in series B funding, only days after rival service FeedHenry was swallowed up by Red Hat.

The round, led by existing investors Avalon Ventures and Atlas Venture, and new...

By James Bourne, 24 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

FeedHenry CEO Cathal McGloin on Red Hat sell: We needed to go big or go home

Yesterday, news broke that open source tech firm Red Hat had acquired mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider FeedHenry. The move plays into Red Hat’s needs to increase its footprint in the mobile space, as well as FeedHenry’s desires to increase its bidding power globally.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • The two companies had been working “long and hard” and “intensely” on this deal for the past four months
  • Originally Red Hat and FeedHenry spoke of...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS, Mobile.

Red Hat acquires FeedHenry for mobile development platform

Open source cloud technology provider Red Hat has announced a definitive agreement to buy Irish mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) firm FeedHenry.

In a blog post, FeedHenry CTO Micheal O’Foghlu noted how the two companies were “perfectly aligned”, and the excitement ahead.

“Red Hat is the leading enterprise open source company in the world, and has blazed a trail over the past two decades since the first Linux distribution of that name was...

By James Bourne, 18 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS.

FeedHenry CEO Cathal McGloin on the “stealthy” changes as mobile evolves

Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider FeedHenry has put together a list of five myths concerning enterprise app development in a mobile-first world.

The Irish firm wanted to slash and scythe at outdated ideas on enterprise software and development; the idea that enterprise apps take six months to develop and deploy; mobile app developers need to keep up with a myriad of languages and frameworks; and that enterprise apps are data hungry, battery draining machines.

Cathal McGloin, FeedHenry CEO,...

By James Bourne, 10 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

AWS launches enterprise play Amazon Zocalo, moves into MBaaS with dev tools

Amazon Web Services has launched a limited preview of its Amazon Zocalo service, which represents a move towards enterprise stoarage.

The move, announced at the AWS Summit earlier today, will be seen as competition to storage providers as well as enterprise collaboration tools.

Amazon Zocalo is described as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.” It is compatible with both laptops...

By James Bourne, 10 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.