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


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


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


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.

Ovum sets its stall out in EMM rankings: AirWatch, Citrix, IBM, MobileIron dominate

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Analyst firm Ovum has released its best practice guide for enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors, with six leaders: AirWatch by VMware, Citrix, IBM, MobileIron, SAP, and SOTI.

Good Technology, frequently a mainstay at the high end of these reports, misses out and takes only a ‘market challenger’ slot.

The Ovum report will doubtless neatly slot into executives’ files with the other analyst offerings, from Gartner, Forrester, and Radicati. Again, however,...

By James Bourne, 08 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Research.

Employees are still lax on BYOD risks, survey reveals

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Two in three employed Americans either don’t have remote wipe activated on their smartphones, or are aware of its existence.

That was just one of the alarming statistics pulled from a Bitdefender survey of over 1000 US Internet users aged 18 or over during...

By James Bourne, 06 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

IBM report details how mobility “redefines business”

An IBM report into enterprise mobility has concluded that mobile and analytics “together will change the way business gets done.”

The report, written by IBM Global Business Services’ Fred Balboni, Saul Berman and Peter Korsten among other contributors, defines the concept of the ‘individual enterprise’: that is, a company which acts and iterates quickly, and becomes more efficient through mobility.

The individual enterprise has four key characteristics, according to the report...

By James Bourne, 02 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

New study emphasises need for enterprise-wide mobile strategy

Mobile enterprise provider Kony, in association with IDC, has released results of a survey which show that most businesses lack an enterprise-wide mobile strategy.

Less than one in five (16%) of companies have what is described as a “clear, enterprise-led approach to mobility”, according to the researchers. Yet the vast majority (93%) of companies with a mobility approach that features the whole enterprise say they have greater success than firms which go for a departmental-led approach, for...

By James Bourne, 05 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

AirWatch, BlackBerry and MobileIron top of class in Radicati EMM ranking

The latest analysts’ enterprise mobility management (EMM) quadrant has been released by The Radicati Group, which shows AirWatch, BlackBerry and MobileIron as the biggest vendors in the space.

Overall there are 14 companies in the ranking, which assesses market share and functionality, with six in the top right ‘top players’ section; AirWatch, BlackBerry, Citrix, Good, MobileIron and SAP, with AirWatch attaining the highest score in both sections.

This represents a good result for the...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Research.