Why businesses remain ill equipped for digital transformation and automation

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For most sectors today digital has to be a central part of their strategy, and yet many organisations are still facing huge challenges in meeting their digital transformation needs, according to a new survey.

Research by app platform provider KnowledgeKube showed that of the 100 European-wide private and public sector IT leaders interviewed for the study 70% wanted to go digital and automate processes within their organisation, however only 30% were confident their company would rapidly...

By Liz Morrell, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Research.

Synchronoss partners with PwC for enterprise mobility expansion

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Enterprise cloud software provider Synchronoss has announced a partnership with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to deliver secure mobility solutions, as well as providing insight and research to future industry verticals.

The move will see the work done under the partnership fall under the Synchronoss Enterprise Business Unit (EBU), which will aim to deliver solutions across financial services, life sciences, and healthcare as the company expands into value-added mobility services. The...

By James Bourne, 11 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Forrester names IBM as frontrunner in EMM for Q4/2015

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IBM provides a wide-ranging portfolio of mobile security and management offerings to facilitate secure access, visibility and control, and protection against threats. These products can function on corporate-owned devices and employee-owned BYOD devices.

As a result, The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q4 2015, rates IBM as the frontrunner in enterprise mobile...

By Enterprise CIO, 15 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

How traditional enterprise apps are being ousted by disruptive competition

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A report released by identity and mobility management provider Okta reveals changing elements in how companies approach enterprise apps, showing how size no longer matters for cloud deployments and how many traditionally popular enterprise apps are being pushed aside.

The study, which analysed anonymised findings from Okta’s data set of 4000 applications, found that while the likes of Salesforce for CRM, Amazon Web Services for infrastructure and Box for content storage continued...

By James Bourne, 21 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Why asking employees to use free Wi-Fi on the road is an expensive thing to do

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A new study from Rethink Technology Research, sponsored by connectivity specialists iPass, has found North American and European business travellers wasted at least £855 million in connectivity charges while travelling in 2014.

Of that £855m, almost one third (£275m) of that number came from trips within Europe, while £243m came from Europeans travelling outside of Europe, and £337m from North Americans travelling internationally.

“Our findings are...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Collaboration, Productivity, Research, Security.

IDC’s EMM analysis shows total market up 27% year on year at $1.4bn

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IDC has put together its global enterprise mobility management (EMM) software analysis for 2014, and finds that while fragmentation continues, “the dust is starting to settle.”

The overall market, according to the researchers, rose 27.2% year on year to hit $1.4 billion. AirWatch by VMware had the greatest market share, with 11.4%, up 78% year on year at an overall figure of $161.1 million. Good Technology ($136.8m, 9.7% share, up 55.3%), BlackBerry ($133.8m, 9.5% share,...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Mobile app development is still IT’s game – but line of business is gaining ground

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Another day, another research report which hits Enterprise AppsTech’s desk on the fragmented relationship between IT and line of business when developing enterprise mobile applications.

This time 451 Research, in a study sponsored by Kony, argues that while more than half of companies plan to deploy 20 or more apps in the coming two years, IT departments are already becoming stretched due to budget limitations, skills gaps and legacy infrastructure.

In the main, IT does the majority (58%)...

By James Bourne, 24 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Enterprise app supply will not meet demand – so use RMAD tools, Gartner asserts

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The enterprise has a thirst for applications, and it’s becoming more rabid by the day. The problem, however, is that the demand will outstrip capacity. According to Gartner, the demand for enterprise mobile apps will outstrip available development reach by five to one – and it recommends bimodal IT and rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to bridge the gap.

Whether companies utilise RMAD tools, or through a mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) solution, operating a cloud-based...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Research, RMAD.

Gartner’s latest EMM Magic Quadrant: The leader, the visionary, and the niche player view

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Analyst house Gartner has released its latest enterprise mobility management (EMM) Magic Quadrant, with not much difference on the surface to the 2014 iteration but a few more subtle changes.

The EMM quadrant – which was changed from mobile device management (MDM) in 2014 to reflect the changing landscape – still has the same five players as its leaders; AirWatch by VMware, MobileIron, Citrix, IBM and Good Technology. Yet small changes within the top right square are...

By James Bourne, 10 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Microsoft, Research.