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.

Android most popular enterprise OS, claims Frost & Sullivan

Analyst house Frost & Sullivan has found that Android is the most popular OS among US and European enterprises, with Windows Mobile and BlackBerry still holding significant market share.

The study, entitled ‘The Future of Mobile Devices from a Consumer Perspective’, shows that Android garnered 56% of the vote, compared with 41% for iOS, and a surprisingly high 30% and 28% for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry respectively.

This may come as a bit of a surprise given

By James Bourne, 03 July 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

What's driving business technology spending disruption?

It's a given, this year more CIOs will shift their focus from selective IT efficiency to overall IT effectiveness. In 2014 and beyond, enterprise IT leadership will be judged on their ability to meet the demands of tech-savvy Line of Business users.

This is the type of meaningful progress that CEOs have been anticipating. But that organizational realignment won't always translate into higher budgets. Here's why.

According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide IT...

By David H Deans, 27 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Report warns BYO trend has risks but cannot be stopped

A new report from advisory company CEB focusing on the future of corporate IT has shown that a quarter (24%) of employees use their own collaboration tools, and one in five (21%) use their own analytics tools.

The report, subtitled ‘Five Opportunities to Drive Productivity and Growth in the New Work Environment’, warns that IT leaders who fail to manoeuvre their organisations into competing in the new work environment risk lagging behind. The new way of working, as outlined in a 2010 report by...

By James Bourne, 15 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Research.

CIOs seek the path to big strategic goals and objectives, survey shows

Senior executives at progressive companies have been on a mission - they're raising the bar of expectations for leaders of their significant investment in business technologies. Providing reliable access to IT resources and reporting on system up-time objectives are unlikely to gain recognition or rewards from the savvy CEO. They now require a direct impact on business-related goals and anticipated outcomes - with no excuses.Granted, many CIOs and IT managers have made progress in their efforts to better align their IT operations with their...

By David H Deans, 12 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

What are the six key areas for enterprise mobile architects in 2014?

A report published today by enterprise software provider Verivo has revealed the six big considerations enterprise architects need to take into account when developing apps.

The survey, which was conducted in the first quarter of this year and spoke with enterprise architects at Global 2000 companies, came to the conclusion that the enterprise mobility space is growing and, as a result, influencing what architects and developers are doing.

The report’s advice was part pragmatism, part common sense:

  • Leverage data...
  • By James Bourne, 06 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

    More than a quarter of mid market firms lack a mobile strategy, research finds

    Research published today by Intrinsic in conjunction with Vanson Bourne has revealed that more than a quarter (28%) of mid market companies in the UK don’t have a mobile strategy in place.

    The news may be something of a shock, given the prevalence of the mobility trend and especially given the reasons for why companies need to invest.

    According to survey respondents the desire to become more agile (47%) is the biggest driver for a mobility strategy, ahead of workforce demands (46%) and the ability for...

    By James Bourne, 16 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

    BlackBerry comes up trumps in OS security – yet enterprises are still leaving

    More than half of financial services firms which use BlackBerry are either in the process of migrating from it or are planning to move over in the future, a new industry report reveals.

    The report, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by mobility provider MobileIron, took its responses from over 400 mobile strategists, with 23% of respondents admitting they were currently migrating off BlackBerry, compared to 20% who were staying put.

    18% said they were planning to migrate to a multi-OS mobile...

    By James Bourne, 27 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

    BYOD policies help save companies £30k per year, survey reveals

    Research from mobile IT solutions provider LANDESK has shown companies can save over £150,000 through five years if they adopt a BYOD policy.

    The survey of over 1000 UK office workers found differing approaches to BYOD policies. More than four in five (81%) organisations permit employees to bring their own technology to work, this number diminishes significantly for laptops (16%) and smartphones (14%). 15% of companies offer CYOD (choose your own device), while 8% offer COPE (corporate owned, personally...

    By James Bourne, 10 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.