Enterprises need comprehensive data strategies – but few are getting it right today

Another day, another disconnect in enterprise land: according to a new study, while two thirds of organisations believe a comprehensive data strategy is a requirement for meeting business objectives, only a third say their current capabilities are able to do so.

The study, from Harvard Business Review and Cloudera titled ‘Critical Success Factors to Achieve a Better Enterprise Data Strategy in Multi-Cloud...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility.

The latest Apple announcements and OS releases analysed for enterprise mobility

This year’s Apple announcements combined with the recent ones at WWDC provided some of the biggest changes for Apple mainstream platforms. This is especially true with the new OS releases that businesses need to prepare for. To get you up to speed on all new Apple products and updates we have outlined some of the recent announcements below.

iOS 13

The yearly hardware announcement...

By Marco Nielsen, 12 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Tablet, UX.

Case study: Why ERP solutions for the food industry must do more than ensure compliance

ERP functionality should help solve the challenges that many different types of food businesses face. It must ensure high quality, resource-efficient production and distribution, providing product innovation that has profitability potential while helping a business stay up to date with the latest customer demands. This is how food companies can meet food safety regulations, reduce waste and gain flexibility in terms of the ingredients and raw materials they source.

By Simon Noakes, 11 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Security.

BAE Systems’ new AR headset aims to be the most durable on the market

Engineers at BAE Systems have developed a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses that is claimed to be one of the highest performing and most durable pieces of wearable technology to enter the market.

The glasses, which have been put in a lightweight headset, is said to offer best-in-class head-tracking and imagery stabilisation, with capability of operating in the harshest of environments and on moving platforms.

By Enterprise CIO, 09 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

MDM, EMM and UEM: The key definitions of enterprise mobility

Spend more than a few minutes on any blog that talks about enterprise mobility, and you’ll likely see a flurry of terms: MDM. EMM. MAM. UEM. Those of us in the industry (ourselves included!) throw these terms around and often just assume that everyone knows what we’re talking about.

Of course, that’s not always the case. It’s tough to keep track of all the industry terms and slang, and even if you technically know what, say, MDM means (mobile device management), it’s possible you...

By App47, 29 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Appdome launches Zero Management Mobility for revamped enterprise security focus

No-code mobile integration vendor Appdome has launched Zero Management Mobility – a service which aims to move further towards a touchless cybersecurity future.

The solution secures enterprise mobile apps in bring your own device (BYOD) environments without the use of management profiles on employee devices. The offering ‘provides customers unique combinations of Appdome security’, from encryption to obfuscation,...

By James Bourne, 27 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Tackling cybercrime one step at a time: How businesses can stay connected and protected

As concern around cyber security continues to rapidly grow and threats become increasingly complex, the challenges faced by businesses are mounting considerably. In fact, when assessing the cyber security risk, it is no longer a question of if a business will be attacked, but when.

Today, significant cyber security breaches are becoming commonplace in newspaper headlines, with British Airways among one of the latest organisations to face the consequences of a data breach. This resulted in around 500,000...

By Shani Latif, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Global Cyber Alliance launches first cybersecurity development platform for IoT products

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has launched a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity development platform for IoT products, called the Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE), which allows small businesses, manufacturers, service providers and individuals to detect vulnerabilities, reduces risks and secure IoT devices against the increasing number of threats in today’s interconnected environment.

GCA ProxyPot, which is a...

By Enterprise CIO, 19 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

Samsung SDS EMM attains NIAP Common Criteria certification

Samsung SDS America has announced that its enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution has secured a certification which will aid it for clients handling sensitive data.

Its EMM product has advanced to the evaluation stage of National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria certification for EMM compliance with the security requirements of the Mobile Device Management Protection Profile (MDM-PP) version 4.0.

By Enterprise CIO, 16 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why IT and HR can become surprising bedfellows

Advances in digital communication may have enhanced many lives - but it has also become a disruptive technology in more ways than one. Not surprisingly, the development of new communication tools is keeping pace with changes in the way people communicate, giving them a myriad of ways to get the right information in front of the right readers at the right time.

However, there has been a lot less attention given to the development of...

By Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, 09 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Myth-busting mobile in the enterprise: Day two support is the same as other IT resources

As mobile devices have grown indispensable for enterprises, so too has their ability to disrupt mission-critical work when they malfunction or when other complications arise. The support obligations that come with mobile technology deployments are considerable.

Just because you have an in-house IT help desk team doesn’t mean you’re meeting all of those obligations. A Blue Hill Research study estimates that your IT...

By Ross Homans, 07 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Atheer acquires Flype with aim to accelerate augmented reality in the enterprise

Mountain View-based Atheer, known for what it calls AiR (augmented interactive reality) computing, has acquired San Francisco-based Flype, a secured sharing economy platform for international delivery, to bring about greater AR adoption in the enterprise.

Atheer – which was recently awarded as the Best Enterprise AR Solution at the industry's annual international AWE 2019 conference – will be accelerating the...

By Enterprise CIO, 05 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Almost all retailers are deploying mobile in-store – with Apple the primary choice

A recent study has found that almost all IT decision makers (99%) have implemented at least one mobile technology in retail stores, with more than three quarters favouring Apple as the hardware and software of choice.

The research, conducted by Vanson Bourne and Apple management firm Jamf – the latter perhaps revealing the nature of the results – surveyed 700 retail IT decision makers on the state of technology in retail...

By Enterprise CIO, 30 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Blurred lines: How desktop and mobile device management is evolving

A seismic shift in personal computing has taken place over the last 10-15 years. Where dedicated desktop and laptop computers were once most prominent, now we often carry handheld devices as primaries for both personal and business use. The management capabilities of the devices have also evolved rapidly and may even dictate how we manage all IT assets in the future.

History of mobility management

In the beginning stages, the enterprise was concerned with device-focused management - changing operating...

By Marco Nielsen, 25 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet, UX.

How artificial intelligence will benefit organisations – from processes to productivity

Despite previous doubts, AI is becoming something that enterprises see as having a positive impact as it makes human lives easier. In field service, for example, where you have 1,000 tasks and 100 field service technicians available, AI quickly and efficiently determines which technician to send where. With all the permutations and combinations, this is not a task for humans!

AI can access a...

By Paul Whitelam, 18 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Exploring mobility as a service - and the drivers behind it

Effective managed mobility for your enterprise is the key to getting the most out of your mobile technology spend, but what’s the best way for you to manage how you spend your budget?

If you’re a typical mid-to-large enterprise IT director, you’re probably spending a lot of time wrestling with your capital expenditure allotment or CAPEX. It’s the “traditional” way of acquiring technology for your employees, especially tablets and smartphones....

By Ross Homans, 17 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Cybersecurity enhanced with AI and ML: Improving data loss prevention

The vast and growing amounts of data being created, collected, and used by the enterprise makes the deployment of data security solutions a business imperative. It is essential to implement cybersecurity solutions and practices to prevent data leaks and breaches, but how do businesses stay ahead of the growing sophistication of cyberattacks?

Predictive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning...

By Igor Isupov, 15 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Gartner predicts RPA software revenue will reach £1bn in 2019

Gartner predicts the robotic process automation (RPA) market to hit $1.3 billion (£1bn) in 2019.

In 2018, the analyst firm noted the RPA software category was the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market. The RPA software revenue that year increased 63.1 per cent to $846m (£679m), says Gartner, expecting the same upward trend this year.

According to Gartner’s data, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, NICE, and Pegasystems were the top five RPA vendors that...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Hiscox cyber readiness report notes air of cautious optimism among enterprises

A new report from insurer Hiscox has revealed that while the numbers for cyberattack cost and frequency continue to rise, knowledge and concern is increasing with it.

The report, which analysed 5,400 firms across seven countries, argued cyber threat has “become the unavoidable cost of doing business today.”

Looking at the top figures make for pessimistic reading. The number...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.