Post-Globo: Is it time to have a rethink over the enterprise mobile industry?


The unfortunate story of Globo, the Greek enterprise mobile software provider, is one which has the potential to raise serious alarms over the enterprise mobile industry. Yet if you glanced through the regular industry press, it barely caused a ripple.

The full saga makes for sorry reading. From the accusations by the US hedge fund Quintessential Capital Group of impropriety, to...

By James Bourne, 25 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Feature.

How Dell utilises BYO PC for its internship programmes

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Feature As one of the world’s leading tech companies, anyone who’s looking to intern at Dell for the summer is naturally going to be technology minded. The result is that Dell doesn’t need to provide them with any technology of their own; just hook up their laptop to the company profile and let them get on with it.

This isn’t a new phenomenon, of course. But it doesn’t carry as glitzy an image as BYOD. According to the company’s research, 40% of firms...

By James Bourne, 05 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, Feature.

MobileSpaces on version 2.1 and why they have the edge in MAM

Speaking to David Goldschlag, the CEO of enterprise mobile security firm MobileSpaces in September, he noted that with the company’s latest round of funding they “were well along the path to having a complete product for solving the need of the enterprise to choose any app.”

With the release of its 2.1 iteration last month, enabling support of the full suite of Google productivity apps across Android and iOS, they’re getting closer and closer to this vision.

The 2.1 product allows...

By James Bourne, 05 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Feature, MDM.

AirWatch: A billion dollar journey from Wi-Fi to EMM

Exclusive “I’ve had a few sleepless nights in the last week,” admits Ian Evans, EMEA managing director of AirWatch.

You can’t blame him. Yesterday VMware announced its intent to buy the enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider for $1.54bn (£929.7m), in what is already a contender for biggest enterprise story of 2014.

It’s been a long and winding road for the company which started life as Wandering WiFi. And like...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Feature, MDM.

Debunking 10 enterprise application integration myths

I talk to a lot of people about enterprise integration, and I find that there are several widely held beliefs which are preventing people from really understanding the benefits integration can bring their organisations. Below are some that I believe are most important and the truth behind each one.

1) All integration products are the same

There are two main types of integration tool: on one side you have data synchronisation / upload tools; and on the other is process-based integration. This isn’t just...

By David Akka, 20 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Feature.

How is enterprise mobility rollout taking shape in the UK?

A research report from IFS has revealed that enterprise mobility schemes are happening “quickly” in the UK because of business benefits – with security concerns often being overlooked.

The report, which covered 200 UK-based CIOs and IT managers, focused on the state of enterprise mobility, why companies are investing – or not – and the most popular applications used.

Primarily, UK enterprises are investing in mobility solutions because it enables a more...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Feature, Mobile.