Business vs. IT: Who should be responsible for automation projects?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is exceptionally enticing to businesses across all sectors, promising compelling benefits such as cost savings, increased productivity and eliminating outdated and time-consuming processes. According to global analyst house Gartner, the global RPA market will top $1 billion in sales by the end of 2020, with 40% of large enterprises adopting an RPA software tool.

By James Ewing, 17 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

What should the role of IT be in low- and no-code application development?

No-code and low-code application development platforms are clearly catching on. Leading research firm, Gartner, predicts that “by 2024, low-code application platforms will be responsible for 65 per cent of all application development activity.” Much of the demand is driven by so-called citizen developers who are using rapid application development (RAD) tools like these to build the software they need to do their jobs, despite having little or no coding...

By Chris Obdam, 13 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Why shadow IT is the cybersecurity threat which keeps giving – and what needs to be done about it

  • More than 5,000 personal devices connect to enterprise networks every day with little or no endpoint security enabled in one of every three companies in the US, UK, and Germany
  • More than 1,000 shadow IoT devices connect to enterprise networks every day in 30% of the U.S., U.K., and German companies
  • 12% of U.K. organisations are seeing more than 10,000 shadow IoT devices connect to their enterprise networks every day
  • Associates most often use shadow IT devices to access social media (39%), followed by downloading apps (24%), games (13%), and films (7%). Hackers, organised crime and...

By Louis Columbus, 09 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Security.

Insight Partners acquires Armis for $1.1 billion to claim largest enterprise IoT security deal

New York-based private equity firm Insight Partners has acquired California-based enterprise IoT security provider Armis for $1.1 billion (£838.5m).

Armis allows organisations to safely adopt unmanaged and IoT devices throughout their business. As CTO Nadir Izrael puts it: “One of the biggest challenges keeping CIOs and CISOs up at night is how to secure the unmanaged devices proliferating through their businesses, from...

By Enterprise CIO, 07 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, M&A, Security.

Scope AR acquires studio WakingApp as enterprise augmented reality ramps up

Scope AR, a San Francisco-based provider of enterprise-focused augmented reality (AR) software, has announced it is to acquire AR studio WakingApp.

WakingApp offers a proprietary AR platform which focuses on being of use to enterprises across industries. The company said it was ‘thrilled’ to join Scope AR and ‘become an integral part in the delivery of first-class AR solutions to enterprise organisations.’

By James Bourne, 11 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Wearables.

The seven signs which mean it’s time to get focused on Zero Trust security

When an experienced hacker can gain access to a company’s accounting and financial systems in 7 minutes or less after obtaining privileged access credentials, according to Ponemon, it’s time to get focused on Zero Trust Security. 2019 is on its way to being a record year for ransomware attacks, which grew 118% in Q1 of this year alone, according to

By Louis Columbus, 02 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Apple notes continued enterprise presence as Salesforce partnership goes up a gear

Last September, Apple and Salesforce announced a strategic partnership to bring the latter onto native iOS as well as developing new mobile apps. As the cavalcade of Dreamforce news and speakers rolled on earlier this week, one of the more interesting sessions was a fireside chat between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Salesforce...

By James Bourne, 21 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Financial services firms rely on BYOD – so how do they stay secure?

Bottom line: 2020 is going to be the year companies launch more digital business initiatives that depend on BYOD than ever before, making Zero Trust Security a key contributor to their success.

Financial services firms are at an inflection point going into 2020. Mobile-first products and services now dominate their product roadmaps for next year, with applications’ speed and security being paramount. In fintech, DevOps teams have been working with

By Louis Columbus, 15 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why 2020 could be our year to achieve one workforce and true transparency

We can’t change what’s happened this year, but there is plenty to look forward to in 2020. I’m excited about the year ahead because, despite the many challenges in 2019, I believe we’re witnessing an evolution in businesses and how they choose to operate.

The next year, and indeed, decade looks to be exhilarating - and here's why.

One...

By Phil Rose, 12 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why improving endpoint security needs to be a primary enterprise goal in 2020

Bottom line: Attacking endpoints with AI, bots, and machine learning is gaining momentum with cybercriminals today with no signs of slowing down into 2020, making endpoint security a must-have cybersecurity goal for next year.

Cyberattacks are growing more complex and difficult to prevent now and will accelerate in the future, making endpoint security a top goal in 2020. Cybercriminals are using structured and unstructured machine learning algorithms to hack organisations’ endpoints with increasing frequency....

By Louis Columbus, 11 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Using AI to secure the modern world – where enterprises are particularly vulnerable

The types of threats that are targeting enterprises are evolving and completely different to what they were a decade ago. Enterprise attacks are no longer executed by “lone wolf” hackers, but instead come from highly sophisticated and professional cybercriminal networks. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be harnessed by hackers to automatically seek out weaknesses in organisations’ ecosystems. 

By Brian Foster, 07 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

The six key steps to improve your enterprise’s mobile maturity

There are a number of challenges that IT leaders and decision makers must grapple with to stay current and successful in the modern enterprise environment. While problems such as struggling to recruit and retain skilled professionals or deploying new technology securely may have considerable impact, perhaps no challenge is as difficult to master as the unyielding pace of constant, rapid change.

By Marco Nielsen, 05 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

Companies need to disclose their cybersecurity risk to attract investors, study finds

When one company experiences a cybersecurity breach, other companies in the same field become less attractive to investors. Yet new research argues that if organisations are open about their efforts, then a brighter picture emerges.

The research, from the North Carolina State University and involving 120 non-professional investors, found organisations that are open about their cybersecurity risk management do well than their peers...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

As user privacy and MDM become more incompatible – the new guide to BYOD vs company devices

Since the release of the first smartphone in 2007, smart devices have changed the way we communicate, live, work and do business. While greater connectivity has productivity and communication benefits, it also presents new challenges, mostly around how businesses can best manage a fleet of remote devices, and which mobile device management (MDM) solution to choose based on their remote device fleet choice.

Currently, there are...

By Anson Shiong, 29 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How the CIO can win over the most tech-resistant and tech-reluctant employees

CIOs often face significant hurdles when building new technology or implementing it into their businesses. Budget restrictions, lack of buy-in from management, resistance from employees, or simply not knowing where to start can make success feel impossible. Adopting new technology is necessary for business survival, though.

Many CIOs underestimate the amount of strategy and planning necessary to pull off the...

By Andrey Kudievskiy, 28 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Getting IT automation projects right the first time: A guide

As the speed of digital business continues to accelerate, organisations are turning to automation to remain successful. Based on the findings of its third annual Robotic Process Automation (RPA) survey, Deloitte believes RPA will achieve “near universal adoption” in the next five years. Yet adoption doesn’t always equal value. Some early adopters have gained substantial value, but others have struggled to successfully implement automation or scale it to meet their needs.

When an automation...

By Akhilesh Tripathi, 25 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Samsung launches Galaxy enterprise edition with UK focus

Samsung has unveiled the enterprise edition of its Galaxy smartphone in the UK, with a plethora of enterprise-flavoured options promised from security to firmware over-the-air.

The launch will see the Galaxy Enterprise Edition become available on the Note10, S10, S10e, A50, A40 and XCover 4s variants, with more variants being announced later in the year.

By James Bourne, 24 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Samsung.

New report ponders the ‘data-deprived enterprise’ problem – with self-service BI the way to go

Enterprises are continuing to make strategic decisions without sufficient data to back them up, according to a new report – and it is the frontline employees who are more likely to go without.

The 2020 Global State of Enterprise Analytics report, put together by MicroStrategy, surveyed 500 business intelligence (BI) and analytics professionals across five countries and 10 industry segments. 94% of those polled said data...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Oracle report explores how employees have gone from fear to optimism with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already changed the relationship between employees and technology – and according to a new study, workers are more likely to trust robots than their managers.

The findings appear in Oracle’s second annual AI at Work study, which polled more than 8,000 employees, managers and HR leaders across 10 countries. 64% of those polled said they would trust a robot more than their manager,...

By James Bourne, 16 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.