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.

MobileIron, AirWatch, Citrix and IBM poll strongly in latest analyst EMM vendor rankings

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Another day, another analyst report hits the inbox of Enterprise AppsTech ranking the best enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors – but this one, from the Info-Tech Research Group, seems rather interesting.

The analysts have found AirWatch by VMware, MobileIron, Citrix and IBM as the ‘champion’ players in its latest report, entitled ‘Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Mobility Management’.

11 vendors in total were assessed, with AirWatch scoring highest on leading...

By James Bourne, 26 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Research.

Ovum notes uncertainty over HTML5, hybrid or native in enterprise mobile app development

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Enterprises are prioritising mobile apps over all other app development requirements, but they’re still uncertain over which way to go about it, according to a paper from Ovum.

The analyst house, in its report “Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16”, argues the choice between HTML5, native or app development “refuses to be resolved.” Pure-play mobile app development platform (MADP) vendors are theoretically struggling against...

By James Bourne, 20 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, Research.

Good’s latest mobility index shows iOS go further ahead of Android in enterprise OS race

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Secure mobility provider Good Technology has released its latest Mobility Index report and found iOS is eating more marketshare from Android as an enterprise operating system.

The study, which focuses on Good-activated devices, saw iOS activations rise to 73% in Q414, up from 69% the previous quarter, with Android dropping to 25% from 29% in Q314. Good puts a lot of this rise down to the release of the iPhone 6 in late Q314, again indicating the aggressive pace of the...

By James Bourne, 27 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

New report reveals extent of disjointed mobile messaging strategy in the enterprise

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A research report from OpenMarket and IDC has found that 62% of businesses have more than one mobile messaging platform in use.

This muddled strategy, revealed in the snappily-titled report “Enterprises Adopting Mobile Messaging to Enhance Communications and Improve Business Operations”, finds 70% of enterprises use mobile messaging for internal communications, while 40% said improving customer experience was the biggest win from mobile messaging tools.

The role of the...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Global EMM revenue to more than double by 2018, according to research

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451 Research, an IT advisory firm, has predicted the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market to jump to $9.8bn globally by 2018, from $3.8bn currently.

As enterprises increasingly adopt EMM, it will lead to a market compound annual growth rate of 22% from 2013 to 2018, according to the researchers. The report is drawn up from 451’s Enterprise Mobility Management Market Monitor & Forecast Service, which presents data based on an analysis of 125 vendors.

The six market...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Research.