GEMA CEO Nicholas McQuire: The top 5 CIO strategies for 2014 #MWC14

The mobile enterprise is moving at a rapid rate – everyone knows that. But what are the key strategies underpinning this trend?

Nicholas McQuire, CEO of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), has seen a lot of this before, having studied the enterprise mobility space for the best part of 15 years. Yet even he is amazed by the pace of transformation today.

“It’s shifted from CIOs looking at mobility as functional and siloed technology, to something that’s far more pervasive and...

By James Bourne, 24 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

How (not) to screw up your enterprise mobile app

Quinton Wall, Director, Platform Technology,; @quintonwall

Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps - and avoid them

Most enterprise mobile apps have a long way to go before they can be considered great mobile apps. Unfortunately, apps often fail for the same reasons over and over, with organisations neglecting to see the problems before it's too late. Soon, user adoption plummets, shadow apps (those not approved by IT) become commonplace and your...

By, 21 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, UX.

Microsoft CEO needs to “concentrate on mobile”, says Gartner

Gartner has looked into its crystal ball once more, and this time come up with a fairly rudimentary conclusion: Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella needs to focus on mobility and being an established “innovative, disruptive force in IT.”

This vision has been prophesised by, well, pretty much every analyst going. Yet Merv Adrian, research vice president at Gartner, puts a bit more meat on this bone by advising customers Microsoft won’t move away from its ‘devices and services’...

By James Bourne, 18 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Mobile.

Why mobile-first companies leave the door open for the competition

Let’s face it, there are apps these days that are always in the news… for good or for bad. You know some of the ones I’m talking about – Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram, Angry Birds, Shazam, and the list goes on.

So why are these apps always in the news? Because the businesses that created them are app-centric…meaning the apps are the business.

These businesses were born in the mobile-era, so they revolve around their mobile apps and invest heavily in them. While these apps may be wildly...

By Mike Brown, 18 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Opinion.

Mobility is the future - and it’s going to be everywhere

What’s the definition of mobility?

If you ask me, that question used to be a lot easier to answer. We had our standalone PCs, and then we had cell phones, and eventually, smartphones—but that was it. There was a static element in the PC, and a mobile element with the smartphone, but there wasn’t a whole lot of connection between the two.

Now, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The cloud means that we’re always connected—and not just our phones and PCs. Google’s

By App47, 10 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

How the #TubeStrike has affected the mobile workforce

For the past two days, London’s underground has practically come to a standstill as the strike by Tube workers has caused chaos in the English capital.

While most hardy workers attempt to get to their offices through crowded buses, taxis and even boats, it brings to light the issue of remote working – an alternative for those who want to remain productive while wisely avoiding the nightmare commute.

A lot of it depends on whether your immediate superior approves, but this week has shown a spike in...

By James Bourne, 07 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Four enterprise mobile issues from Enterprise Apps World advisory board

For the majority of issues in the mobile enterprise, it’s not the technology but the employees which are the biggest problem.

That was the highlight of an entertaining and incisive advisory board session for the Enterprise Apps World event in June featuring several enterprise mobility experts.

Present at the start of the roundtable were Bill Limond, Former CIO at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and a long-time friend of Apps World, Ashley George,...

By James Bourne, 21 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

How to embrace the change in secure mobility

While take-up of non-BlackBerry mobile solutions in the private sector has been rapid, the public sector has largely remained in the BlackBerry era.

However, recent pressure from end users and the availability of other secure, comprehensive alternatives has prompted the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (or CESG) to develop and release mobile ‘End User...

By Phil Barnett, 21 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

Cisco goes “mobile-first” with the acquisition of

Richard Edwards, Principal Analyst, Ovum Enterprise IT

On December 17, 2013, Cisco announced the acquisition of, a cloud-based team collaboration platform founded in 2011. is a mobile-first collaboration platform designed to unify messaging, document sharing, and task management.

Cisco believes the acquisition will enable it to extend the reach and range of its market-leading WebEx videoconferencing and unified communications platform, as organizations re-tool their employees...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 17 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Enterprise mobility: How to get everyone singing from the same hymn sheet

The requirements are done, the vendor is selected, and the project kicks off. Once you’ve gone through the RFP process, secured funding, and selected a solution and/or vendor for the mobile enterprise project, you’re ready to get started right?

Not quite, there’s still one more step, and that’s to get everyone on the same page.

This is easier said than done as you’ll need to involve both internal, and often external, experts covering areas such as:  

  • Business knowledge
  • Backend/existing systems
  • Network communications
  • Infrastructure/Server teams
  • Security, fraud, risk teams
  • Standard Operating...

By Adam Sivell, 10 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.