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.

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.

RealWear secures $80 million in series B funding for industrial-grade wearables

RealWear has raised $80 million (£63.35m) in a series B funding round led by industrial automation company Teradyne to continue its expansion and accelerate its platform development. Others who participated in the financing round include Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Kopin, and JPMorgan Chase.

The company, which is known for designing the HMT-1 ruggedised head-mounted monocular tablet computer, has been focusing on...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Why getting better connected could lead to a better world

Amid uncertainty, there’s one certainty; business is more global than it has ever been, and trading with partners, customers and suppliers across the world is set to characterise business in the future. Connectivity lies at the heart of collaboration and is central to knowledge, idea and information sharing which are essential for businesses to become more productive and efficient as they make their digital transformation journeys.

There’s no room for isolation in the digital economy. Even on a...

By Daniel Creigh, 22 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX.

Why wearables need to be seen as the latest wave of enterprise lifecycle technology

With recent announcements and new lifecycle technology launches, wearables are the latest asset to make a push at the enterprise level. By 2020, experts believe there could be as many as 830 million wearable devices in use worldwide.

Today’s wearable technology market is growing annually by more than 15%—at this...

By Chris Koeneman, 05 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

PTC and Nokia looking to augmented reality for industrial contexts at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe this week is set to promise much for anyone with even a passing interest in industrial technology – and PTC and Nokia have gotten a jump on the rest by launching augmented reality (AR)-flavoured offerings.

PTC announced the unveiling of its new Vuforia Expert Capture AR solution. The product aims to improve the entire manufacturing process, including productivity, quality, safety, and compliance. The...

By James Bourne, 01 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, UX, Wearables.

Scope AR secures $9.7m series A funding to provide enterprise AR expertise

Meet Scope AR. The San Francisco-based startup aims to in its own words ‘help make any worker an instant expert with augmented reality’ – and it has secured $9.7 million (£7.4m) in series A funding to help achieve that goal.

The funding round was led by Romulus Capital, with existing investors Angel ListHaystack, New Stack Ventures, North American Corporation, SignalFire and Susa Ventures all...

By James Bourne, 21 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

How Tangoe has taken the acquisition of MOBI and is revamping its mobility roadmap

“I have to say I went through those seven steps of acquisition,” explains Chris Koeneman, now of Tangoe. “They were the enemy, this was who we fought every day, and to then go and be acquired by them… it was really at the last minute that we said yes to the equity partners behind Tangoe.”

Koeneman was senior vice president of worldwide sales at managed mobility services (MMS) provider MOBI,

By James Bourne, 12 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX.

The reality of augmenting workers’ skills: Augmented reality in the enterprise

The numbers that flocked to the App Store and Google Play revealed the extent to which Pokémon Go caught the public’s imagination. At its heart was augmented reality technology, and before long the broader potential beyond the parameters of media and entertainment was decisively cemented. The traction has, in fact, provided a wakeup call for many online businesses to assess how putting a digital layer over the physical world could be harnessed...

By Maurizio Canton, 01 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Tablet sales continue to decline – but hope abounds for refreshed Surface and iPad Pros

The global tablet market declined 8.6% during the third quarter of 2018 according to the latest figures from IDC – but with the release of updated Surface and iPad Pros, there could be light at the end of a very long tunnel.

The figures, which appear in the analyst firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, found global shipments were at 36.4 million for those three months, with slate tablets still accounting for...

By James Bourne, 05 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Tablet, UX.

Upskill unveils support for Microsoft HoloLens, improves enterprise AR experience

Upskill, a provider of enterprise-centric augmented reality (AR) software, has announced the launch of Microsoft HoloLens for Skylight, its primary product.

Skylight is a software platform which enables frontline industrial workers to interact hands-free. As this publication previously noted when the company

By James Bourne, 11 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

An analysis of Apple’s enterprise mobility advances

Have you heard the news? Last week, Apple hosted a special announcement event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

If you missed it, don’t worry. We’ve got all the enterprise-essential takeaways you need to know. Just keep reading.

The next generation of iPhone

In the most anticipated announcement of the day, Apple revealed its three latest iPhone endpoints: the XR, XS, and XS Max. While the XS and XS Max essentially represent the same mobile asset in two different sizes, the XR is...

By MOBI, 26 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, UX, Wearables.

Microsoft stirs AI and mixed reality into the Dynamics 365 pot with greater enterprise focus

Microsoft has redefined its focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality (MR) for the enterprise markets, announcing new products for Dynamics 365.

Dynamics 365, the suite which Microsoft aims to reimagine customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), will get the new AI and MR treatment to ‘take another step forward on our journey to help empower every organisation on the...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, UX.

New collaboration aims to explore VR and AR for engineering and automotive design

StarVR and Autodesk are coming together for an initiative to provide virtual and augmented reality for automotive design and engineering.

The product, VRED Professional, is optimised for the StarVR One head mounted display, which is also being unveiled this week. The headset offers a professional-grade colour spectrum, custom full RGB AMOLED displays and integrated eye tracking, among other features.

By James Bourne, 15 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Enterprise AR and VR will be the operators’ playground – once 5G wrangling is sorted out

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) over wireless networks is gaining momentum in the industrial sector. According to the latest study from ABI Research, 10% of industrial smart glasses, alongside standalone VR devices, will be connected to 5G by 2026.

The analyst firm argues that many telecom operators, such as Verizon, SK Telekom and Orange, as well as connectivity players such as Qualcomm, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia, see VR as a key benefit of 5G technologies – when they get here. ABI...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

Building for brilliance: Tips for creating outstanding digital experiences to win user hearts and minds

“We live in a time where mobile apps are not utilities; rather, they are almost part of us.”

This was a pearl of wisdom dropped by one of our digital factory teams recently that I think really highlights the challenge that businesses face in developing compelling, competitive apps. Fundamentally, for an app to succeed, it must act as an extension of the user, augmenting their lives, solving their...

By Nick Pike, 11 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Toshiba launches Windows 10 Pro-enabled enterprise AR glasses

Toshiba has announced the launch of what is claimed to be the first smart glasses product which combines industrial-grade hardware with Windows 10 Pro software.

The new dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, which come in at less than two ounces in weight, can be seen as another step forward in the enterprise wearable and augmented reality (AR) arena. The product offers document viewing, live video calls and barcode scanning, alongside alerts and messaging, and photo and video capture.

The company adds that the usage of...

By James Bourne, 15 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, UX, Wearables.

Upskill raises $17 million in further boost towards enterprise augmented reality

Meet Upskill. The Washington D.C. based provider of enterprise augmented reality (AR) software has raised $17.2 million in funding to further its growth and product development.

The company’s primary product, Skylight, aims to enable frontline workers to interact hands-free on top of Vuzix hardware. In October, the company released the latest iteration of its platform, involving a greater user interface, and allowing rapid creation of new applications.

Among the companies who are using Skylight AR...

By James Bourne, 07 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Energy and utilities sector to comprise 17% of AR glasses shipments globally in 2018

According to estimates put forward by ABI Research, the energy and utilities sector will comprise 17% of augmented reality (AR) glasses shipments throughout the world in 2018 as the industry emphasises on the importance of workers’ safety provided by these smart glasses.

According to the company’s “Augmented Reality in Energy and Utilities” report, total AR market revenues for the energy and utilities sector are anticipated to reach $18 billion by 2022 - with platform and...

By Enterprise CIO, 01 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

An example of the enterprise machine in action: Xloong AR glasses

If you asked us to describe the benefits of the enterprise machine, one of the biggest would certainly be that it allows you to greatly broaden the potential of products you’re already making. 

We can talk about that all we want, but few things are as good for showing the benefits of an idea than a good old-fashioned example. 

That’s exactly what we thought of when we read about Chinese technology company Xloong, and what they’re doing to change the way...

By App47, 29 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.