Fewer than one in 10 enterprises have mobile app strategy, says survey

According to the latest mobility survey, from Irish backend as a service (BaaS) provider FeedHenry, enterprises are not taking advantage of mobile app developments in their organisations.

The survey of 100 companies, conducted in conjunction with Vanson Bourne, found that in the majority of cases, enterprises had an “ad-hoc” approach to mobility rollout, although senior execs were keen on putting together a more sophisticated strategy.

Only 7% of respondents said they had a “specific...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2013, 2 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

MobileSpaces CEO David Goldschlag on iOS 7 and mobility’s “Holy Grail”

Enterprise mobility startup MobileSpaces has launched its 2.0 iteration, which claims to be the first mobile security software to support iOS 7.

The latest program combined iOS 7 functionality with Android app virtualisation technology, leading to a BYOD workspace that supports any app.

iOS 7 “rounds out the product”, according to CEO David Goldschlag.

“Enterprises were telling us that [they] want to manage their apps, and they want to embrace bring your own...

By James Bourne, 02 September 2013, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM, Mobile, Security.

10 steps to improve return on investment of IT purchases

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that, very often, IT systems, once purchased, are underutilized. This can lead companies to question the ROI promised by suppliers and industry experts.

In fact, on average, only 10-20% of the full capabilities of systems are utilized by the end user.  However, rather than questioning the suppliers’ promises, we should perhaps re-examine the internal processes of implementation, maintenance and integration.

This is because the work shouldn’t end when the...

By David Akka, 28 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Monetisation.

MobileIron launches “next gen” cloud EMM platform Anyware

Enterprise mobility solutions provider MobileIron has launched Anyware, its “next generation cloud platform for enterprise mobility management” in partnership with Salesforce.com.

The platform is available on Salesforce’s AppExchange and allows Salesforce admins to manage a wide variety of devices on their platform, as well as distribute various mobile apps.

End user features include one-touch configuration, personalised app and content capability, and app approval and rating, whilst for the...

By James Bourne, 27 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

“Mobile first” application design highlights the need for good UX

Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact IT

At SAP’s industry analyst conference in June 2013, the German software giant was keen to emphasize its renewed focus on revamping the user experience (UX) of its core application offerings. Given that SAP does not exactly have a stellar reputation for providing a good user experience, the move in this direction is an indication of the seriousness with which all application vendors need to take good design, ensuring that the applications employees use for work...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 22 August 2013, 2 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, UX.

There’s no such thing as a typical BYOD-er

Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact IT

The results of Ovum’s second annual multi-market employee “bring your own device” (BYOD) survey are now available (see Multi-market BYOD survey 2013 results: BYOD is not going away). Of the many findings, one that has become obvious over both years is that there is no such thing as a typical employee. This makes life difficult for those responsible for planning and implementing an enterprise mobility strategy, as they have to deal with the various preferences and...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 21 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

The mobile first revolution: 8 steps to ensure productivity

Guest blog written by Hormazd Romer, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Accellion

“You say you want a revolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world.”

The Beatles 

If you’re thinking that a mobile first revolution is underway, you are right. The average worker now carries 3.5 mobile devices, this year more than 75% of the workforce will be mobile, and 3 out of 5 workers say they no longer need to be in the office to be productive. The preceding stats were pulled from a recent Accellion mobile infographic and clearly show the...

By MobileIron, 21 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

With Android malware increasingly sophisticated, how long before iOS falls?

Trend Micro’s latest summation of the mobile security landscape has revealed some pretty sorry findings in the Android space, although it’s not in the least bit unexpected if you’re a ‘fandroid’.

The cynical view, of course, is to dismiss this with the view of ‘yes, Android malware exists and causes vulnerabilities, move along, nothing to see here.’

And for the most part, you’d be right. But here’s a second opinion: malicious Droid hacking has only so far...

By James Bourne, 20 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile, Security.

Surveys shed light on the good and bad of Australian mobility

A series of research reports have recently been unleashed onto the market detailing the state of enterprise mobility in Australia.

The highlights of the research findings are as follows:

  • Apple rules the roost in the Australian enterprise – but it might not be for much longer
  • The Australian MDM market is forecast to grow at a comprehensive rate year on year between now and 2020
  • Yet a majority of Australian employees work remotely without BYOD provisions in place

First of all, the good. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Australian mobile device...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM, Mobile.

Magic Software’s Regev Yativ: Mobility hotter than cloud right now

Regev Yativ, Magic Software Enterprises USA CEO, on how mobility is hotting up, the three big reasons companies aren’t mobilising, and Magic’s new game-changing solution

To say enterprise software design, development and rollout is reaching a critical point would be missing the point.

It’s been at a tipping point for so long that the speedometer is constantly on the verge of breaking, such are companies’ needs to mobilise and get ahead of the game.

Mobility is a tsunami for business, as

By James Bourne, 15 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

Throw your favourite enterprise apps a bone during the dog days of summer

You probably know we’ve been talking a lot lately about our preloaded enterprise app store. It’s a great place to get started if you’re looking to launch one for your organisation. Not only is it easy to stand up, it comes ready-made with a suite of productivity, collaboration, and communication apps built to benefit any business.

And while it’s an awesome start to an enterprise...

By App47, 14 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

BMC acquires Partnerpedia for enterprise app store potential

Enterprise app store provider Partnerpedia has been snapped up by BMC Software, with the business service management provider introducing BMC AppZone, a repackaged, revamped iteration of Partnerpedia’s Universal App Store.

Partnerpedia’s technology had been banging the drum of seamless integration and interoperability between the home and work app experience for four years, and this is certainly something BMC can buy into. For the enterprise, “the app store experience goes from fun and easy...

By James Bourne, 09 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Bring your own tech and the IT department: A match made in heaven?

By David Blair, vice president of products, LogMeIn

In a few short months, sometime early in 2014, the number of mobile device subscriptions is set to surpass the number of people. That’s according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations charged with keeping an eye on issues concerning IT.  

While this may not be the most important moment in human history, it’s worth considering the wider implication; the number of people who can now be considered...

By David Blair, 02 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Roambi advances its mobile BI portfolio

Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information Management

Roambi recently made some major announcements about its mobile business intelligence (BI) portfolio. The company added a cloud-based version of its product and announced a new North American partner program. The company has already seen a lot of success as one of the early innovators in the mobile BI space, and its intuitive solution offers some strong opportunities, especially in the business-to-consumer (B2C) market. However, the company plays in an increasingly...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

Microsoft expands and tightens self-service BI tool-belt

Madan Sheina, Lead Analyst, Information Management

Business intelligence (BI) end users are demanding self-service connectivity and access, and want to remove specialist tools and skills from the equation. At its recent Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced Power BI for Office 365, a new cloud-based self-service BI offering delivered through Excel and Office 365 that aims to do just that. By leveraging its dominant position on corporate desktops and its well-tuned strategy of providing commoditized,...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 26 July 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Mobile.

Mobile BI not being utilised, yet companies see its potential

Whilst more than half of organisations surveyed were mulling over a mobile business intelligence (BI) strategy, only 8% have taken the plunge and gone for it.

That’s the finding from business process intelligence provider Jaspersoft, whose latest survey of over 500 community members prompted some intriguing results.

Even though less than one in 10 companies polled had mobile BI in place, a whopping 85% said they realised the advantages of such a strategy.

But what would these advantages be? According to a study by...

By James Bourne, 23 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Mobile Analytics, Research.

Helpshift’s success points to mobile enterprise opportunities

Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact IT, Adam Holtby, Research Analyst, Software – IT Solutions

The success that mobile customer service software vendor Helpshift has seen in the consumer space, combined with its plans to move into the enterprise, opens up an opportunity in the mobile enterprise app management market: in-app support. Few if any of the incumbent vendors currently offer such features.

In-app support for enterprise mobile apps – alongside other features such as analytics – can...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 22 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

"Still waiting to embrace enterprise mobility? You’re out of excuses"

This summer has been conducive to a lot of conversation about the approaching “tipping point” of enterprise mobility. As we’ve noted in previous posts, the Gartner prediction about app store implementation (conservative as we think it is) has plenty of people giving serious thought to their mobile strategy.

As with contemplation of any new effort, serious thought also raises serious questions —...

By App47, 19 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

How Amazon could win mobile

With all the recent developments in the mobile industry, it’s easy to focus on the big, exciting headline news and forget that sometimes the most successful players simply have sustained success without ever really surprising us. Take Amazon, for example: it’s already one of the most successful internet companies, and I believe it is in a position to become a dominant player in mobile. How can it do this when it isn’t playing the same game as the other mobile giants? Simple: all the others have to...

By David Akka, 17 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Tablet.

How Wimbledon revealed the future of enterprise mobile services

I spent a pleasant afternoon at Wimbledon on Sunday, surrounded by the intensely tribal atmosphere of spectator sports. Though I am a long-time fan of Djokovic, I was very pleased for Murray in his historic triumph and a very impressive match. But what I noticed was an effect which has profound implications on how we need to deliver enterprise mobile services.

This being 2013, in all the breaks between matches people were sharing photos, calling friends and messaging; naturally there was an abundance of...

By David Akka, 10 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, UX.