The mobile user: The new hub of enterprise computing

Gartner ITxpo 2013

The Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013 took place last week in Orlando, Florida. Comparing this year’s version to the last two years, the changes are striking.

In 2011, enterprise mobility was more than a curiosity but far less than a strategy for most attendees. In 2012, it had definitely hit the mainstream, but its implications beyond wireless email were unclear to many organizations.

This year, enterprise mobility was a true priority, evidenced not just by...

By MobileIron, 15 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Splunk aims for broader audience, grabs mobile opportunity

Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Software – Information Management

Splunk recently executed several moves to broaden its audience, deepen its Big Data access, and target the Internet of Things. At its annual user conference, the company announced the release of Splunk Enterprise 6, which features a new Excel spreadsheet-like pivot capability, and the acquisition of BugSense, a cloud-based quality-assurance monitoring tool for mobile applications. That followed last summer’s announcement of Hunk, Splunk’s new...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 11 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

AirWatch: How to find the right enterprise mobile solution #AppsWorld

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, or so the ancient proverb goes. Many C-level executives may feel that the journey needed to fully mobilise their enterprise may be similar, but there are many ways to go about it.

The problem is of course, that the game is changing so quickly it’s difficult to keep up.

Ian Evans, EMEA managing director at AirWatch, who will be at Apps World Europe on October 22-23, notes that his company...

By James Bourne, 10 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise App Stores, MDM, Mobile, Security.

A checklist for enterprise mobile apps

Enterprise technology is facing a major change, as increasing numbers of staff rely on mobility to do their jobs. This is a seismic shift which affects every part of the business, as we have moved from mobility being a strongly controlled and locked-down experience on a corporate-issued device to a world in which any given employee might be using one or more corporate-owned devices, a smartphone or tablet they have brought to work as part of a BYOD scheme, or even a privately-owned device that corporate IT has no...

By David Akka, 09 October 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

AT&T’s major enterprise theme is mobile first

Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, EnterpriseOne of the major themes of AT&T Business Solutions’ annual analyst summit in Dallas in September 2013 was “mobile first.” This positions AT&T ahead of most large carriers, especially because many are still trying to integrate their wireless and wireline businesses. AT&T is realizing its mobile strategy by continuing to invest in enterprise mobility management services and applications. The operator also focused on its open network (APIs), strategic...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 07 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, UX.

Embracing the third phase of iOS in the enterprise

iOS 7 kicks off the third phase of iOS in the enterprise  - Mobile First transformation through apps.

Phase I - the “Listen” phase – of iOS in the enterprise started in the summer of 2009. Employees were knocking on IT’s door saying “I want an iPhone,” and, for the first time, it was a realistic request because the iPhone 3GS was now encrypted. Companies, sometimes willingly and sometimes not, began to consider iPhones for corporate email. Many started small iOS pilots.

Phase II – the “Adopt” phase – of iOS in the enterprise was...

By MobileIron, 30 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

BlackBerry seeks breathing space with shareholder buyout

Nick Dillon, Senior Analyst, Devices & Platforms

Troubled handset maker BlackBerry has entered into a provisional agreement to be purchased by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, the company’s largest shareholder. If completed, this move would see BlackBerry return to private ownership after 16 years on the NASDAQ stock market. In theory such a move should give the vendor more breathing space in which to assess its options beyond the gaze and interference of the stock market, although any...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 26 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Monetisation.

What your current application systems vendor won’t tell you about mobility

Cross-enterprise mobility is offering huge opportunity for change, enabling businesses to run more efficiently and effectively as a result. Yet there are many things your current application systems vendor won’t tell you about mobility. In an interview with Alan Williams, CTO of BlinkMobile, we reveal what questions to ask to ensure you won’t get caught out.

The importance of cross-enterprise mobility

Smartphones and tablets offer not just the chance to go mobile but to use the...

By Six Degrees, 25 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

Why enterprise mobility is more than just hardware and software

Recently I presented at CEBIT and explained why Enterprise Mobility is more than just hardware and software. For those of you who couldn't attend here is an overview of the presentation:
Enterprise Mobility is not new, it has been around for many years in one form or another. There are plenty of early adopters out there and experienced exponents will tell you that Enterprise Mobility is more than just software and hardware. Enterprise Mobility is a journey undertaken by...

By Adam Sivell, 24 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.