Why iOS 11 is a game changer for enterprise productivity

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the highly anticipated iPhone X, calling it "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." Apple also released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, each a compelling new entry on their own. The new iPhones join the already robust portfolio of new products released in the last four months: the MacBook, Mac desktop, and iPad Pro. All of these products are enterprise-ready. However, unlike 10 years ago when BYO demand pushed Apple into the...

By MobileIron, 15 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Productivity, Tablet.

AI ambition and execution poles apart for many organisations, research finds

A gap remains between organisations who are interested in artificial intelligence (AI) and those who have taken the plunge, according to a new research study.

MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group have released their new, jointly conducted, report titled “Reshaping Business with Artificial Intelligence: Closing the Gap Between Ambition and Action” which surveyed more than 3,000 business executives, managers, and analysts in 112 countries and 21 industries.

The research found...

By Enterprise CIO, 13 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Productivity.

Don’t ignore active data - the trees in the big data forest

Big data has been in vogue for years, but many businesses are having a lot of difficulty harnessing value and gaining insights from the voluminous amounts of data they collect. However, there is an often-ignored set of data in the enterprise that is truly actionable, data that I call “active” data.

Active data is “in-flight data” that represents things that are changing or need some sort of action taken to move forward. Active data includes data like open purchase orders, new PTO or...

By Peter Yared, 12 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Productivity.

Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership to include e-signatures and collaboration

Adobe and Microsoft have announced they are expanding their collaboration with the two companies becoming each other’s preferred providers on a variety of use cases.

Adobe Sign will become the preferred e-signature solution across the Microsoft portfolio, while Microsoft Teams while be the preferred collaboration services for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud, and Adobe will make Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign. The overall portfolio includes the 100 million...

By James Bourne, 08 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Productivity.

Communications coming full circle: Are we moving back into a voice-first world?

With the wave of personal assistants, such as Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, and new startups leveraging AI and analytics to build personal companions, it’s becoming clear we are moving toward a new voice-controlled relationship with technology. As we have already seen in the consumer market, it is all but a given that these voice-activation systems will eventually make it into the enterprise environment, as the potential benefits of these systems could be tremendous in simplifying and automating...

By Craig Walker, 06 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Productivity.

Technological trends featuring digital transformation: Big data, cloud and DevOps

Any revolution in history has always been strictly connected, somehow driven, by one or more technological evolutions, which offered the set of technical instruments to radically transform behaviors or processes.

How are technological trends like cloud, DevOps, microservices and big data influencing the revolution of the digital transformation? By going inside their stack, we’ll see how successful examples of digital businesses, like NetFlix, eBay, General Electric, Domino’s and Uber, took...

By Alex Lussana, 25 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Development, Productivity.

Research calls for ‘new breed of executive’ to step up on digital transformation

A new report from Robert Half UK argues that payroll and accounts jobs are highly likely to face automation by 2022.

The study, titled ‘Digital Transformation and the Future of Hiring’, polled more than 200 interviews with senior finance executives, and found that 87% of executives recognised the positive impact a growing reliance on technology holds for organisations.

According to respondents, digital processes will be extended to manual data entry tasks, with financial modelling, generating...

By James Bourne, 15 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Productivity.

Clarizen introduces Slack bot and notes improved productivity

Clarizen has announced a new bot that works within Slack – and the company says early adopters have already seen a marked improvement in their productivity.

The company has coined the term ‘ACE’ – not to be confused with the precursor initiative to the AppConfig Community – to describe how work processes can improve through the bot. ‘Adaptive’ refers to the use of real-time data, as well as being able to prioritise work and get live status updates, while...

By James Bourne, 04 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Social.

Assessing agile project management and its place in the modern workplace

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Agile project management methodologies have gained a lot of traction in the project management space in recent years, largely thanks to the flexibility and speed agile can offer organisations. However, agile methodologies are still often perceived as only applicable for software development teams. Many project managers miss out on the benefits of adopting an agile approach because of this misconception.

What is agile project management?

Originally pioneered in software development...

By Greg Bailey, 31 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Development, Employees, Productivity.

Is a lack of creativity stifling workplace productivity?

Plenty of reports have hit the headlines regarding the UK’s seemingly low levels of productivity – but is stifling creativity a further problem?

According to new research issued by Microsoft, uninspiring workplaces, stress, and a lack of room for individual concentration are all contributing to the risk of a ‘creativity crisis’.

The study, put together by Microsoft Surface representing the views of more than 1,100 employees, also found existing workloads and organisational processes...

By James Bourne, 27 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Productivity.