Shine on you crazy mobile enterprise: 6 predictions for 2014

2013 is OVER! Enterprise mobility is truly HERE! My caps lock is STUCK! So let’s check the crystal ball for 2014.

Why six predictions? Well, I didn’t want filler just  to get to the traditional ten, and the sixth predication was TOO good to omit to chop it down to five.

So here we go: The unquestionably reliable crystal ball of enterprise mobility recommends that CIOs get ready for some big changes as …

1.     The mobile minority becomes the mobile...

By MobileIron, 09 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Why a mobile IT platform matters

By Sean Convery

As you’d expect, we're spending a lot of time talking to customers as we finish out the year. Many of them are making plans to further ramp up their Mobile IT deployment in 2014 and they are making investments now. We're always interested in the specifics of their deployments but if we’ve heard one thing consistently this year, it is the central role played by our integrations with other mobile solutions.

Our AppConnect client ecosystem now contains more than 50 apps with well over 100 more in development. But we’re just as proud of our back-end APIs that enable not just existing infrastructure players like Cisco, Juniper, and Aruba to add value, but also innovative solutions like AppThority, Veracode, and...

By MobileIron, 06 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

ZTE moves into enterprise game, embraces “era of mobile ICT”

Chinese telco ZTE has reshuffled its management pack amid a greater focus on mobile devices, operators and enterprise.

The company announced in a release that it will channel greater resources into these “pillar businesses”, as well as expand focus into metropolitan public IT systems, new energy technology and mobile internet.

ZTE’s mobile device division will be under the charge of executive VPs Zeng Xuezhong, with senior VP Pang Shengqing heading up ZTE’s enterprise wing. Zhao...

By James Bourne, 06 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Beyond BYOD: Mobile first strategies for business

LOL, ROFL, BRB – as online acronyms go BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has plenty of competition for most overused phrase on the internet, and with good reason too. BYOD is unquestionably changing the way we work as our mobile devices are becoming integral parts of who we are as people, not just employees.

However a business that can’t look beyond that acronym is dramatically undervaluing the way a mobile first strategy can transform its business.

We know productivity, efficiency and employee satisfaction can be...

By Phil Barnett, 18 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Report reveals the 7 biggest trends in enterprise mobility for 2014

A report published by the Enterprise Mobility Exchange has shed light on the biggest lessons learned from successful enterprise mobility implementations, and come up with seven trends for 2014 and beyond.

The 29-page report looks at the entire enterprise mobility landscape in 2013, and makes several interesting conclusions; BYOD will remain at the top of the boardroom agenda, cloud will become increasingly important, whilst data will increasingly become the hallmark of a...

By James Bourne, 10 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

Why 2014 is the year when the customer becomes your financial advisor

By Adrian Thirkill, UK MD, Easynet Global Services

IT has officially gone mainstream: geek chic graces fashion magazines and CTOs wear their high-vis jackets with pride as they become increasingly high-profile in their organisations.

A company’s IT strategy - and the resulting spend - is fundamental to the performance of its business operations. It doesn’t just support a business, it drives a business and defines its success.

Analysts are agreed that organisations are likely to have more money...

By Easynet G.S., 06 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Monetisation.

How is enterprise mobility rollout taking shape in the UK?

A research report from IFS has revealed that enterprise mobility schemes are happening “quickly” in the UK because of business benefits – with security concerns often being overlooked.

The report, which covered 200 UK-based CIOs and IT managers, focused on the state of enterprise mobility, why companies are investing – or not – and the most popular applications used.

Primarily, UK enterprises are investing in mobility solutions because it enables a more...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Feature, Mobile.

Salesforce and the banking industry align as both bet on mobility

Jaroslaw Knapik, Senior Analyst, Financial Services Technology

For bankers, mobility has become key. Customer-facing mobile banking applications are increasing the flow of traffic through digital channels, which is eroding traffic in bank branches. But it does not stop there: the mobile-enablement of services to increase the productivity of banking employees and drive sales effectiveness in remote locations is also on the rise.

The digital channel revolution is having a significant impact on banking via...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 26 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

SAP’s Adrian Simpson: Usability key for enterprise mobility in 2014

According to SAP UK & Ireland chief innovation officer Adrian Simpson, the future of enterprise is not just about the mobile platform, but more on UX.

Ovum has recently released its enterprise mobility predictions for 2014, with three key hallmarks: the move for business towards full mobile-first; the necessity to update corporate mobility policies; and proclaiming 2014 to be “the year of mobile enterprise...

By James Bourne, 20 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Interview, Mobile, UX.

What are the obstacles developers face with enterprise mobile apps?

The new wave of mobile operating systems and hardware, that’s consistently expanding and evolving, leaves mobile application developers frequently scrambling to ensure their apps’ adaptability and functionality across numerous platforms. Businesses ranging in size rely more on workers and professionals accessing valuable, sensitive, and important business information on the...

By Ted Levin, 18 November 2013, 2 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.