Enterprise wearable deployments to go “from dozens to thousands” in 2016


A research note from software provider APX Labs argues that enterprise deployment of wearable devices will jump six fold in the coming year, among other findings.

The company argues that enterprise deployments will grow “from the dozens to the thousands” as wearables mature and attain greater market acceptance. Around one in three organisations will make their first deployments operational, and two thirds will be growing and expanding their use cases in 2016.


By James Bourne, 14 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Wearables and the enterprise: Where will 2016 take us?


It is a discussion which has raged throughout 2015 and will continue to do so in 2016: what part will wearable devices have to play in the enterprise?

Plenty has been written on both sides of the argument. At the most recent Mobile World Congress, Good Technology announced support for wearable devices. EMEA general manager Phil Barnett told this reporter at the time that even though he...

By James Bourne, 21 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Why the digital revolution is creating data challenges for the NHS

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The digital revolution has created fundamental and irreversible changes to our way of life in terms of how we use technology such as tablets, smartphones and wearables. This is particularly true in the healthcare sector, where digitally enabled services are vital to realise those all-important costs savings as it heads to 2020.

Indeed, with government cuts being enforced onto an already stretched NHS, the healthcare sector needs to implement radical digital transformation strategies...

By Nik Stanbridge, 19 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Wearables.

IoT and wearables: Making sure your enterprise OS transition is not short sighted


Gartner has predicted that by 2020, 20 billion connected things will be in use. While the consumer side of the Internet of Things has made up most of the conversations surrounding the IoT, it is within the enterprise that IoT stands to make the most revenue.

While digitising common devices certainly drives the imagination, the IoT also has the potential to drive entirely new business models, particularly in wearables. However, many enterprises are failing to...

By Rick Delgado, 13 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.

The evolution of AR, wearable tech, and opportunities for the enterprise


Developments in new technology, such as bring your own device (BYOD), have often led to an improvement in efficiency and productivity in the workplace. A natural evolution of BYOD, implementing wear your own device (WYOD) and wearable technology to further increase enterprise productivity, is steadily becoming more commonplace.

Added to this is augmented reality (AR), which can have a broad reach in some unexpected areas adding information directly in context to greatly enhance...

By Ranzie Anthony, 20 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

Good Technology bolsters wearable play with Apple Watch app for Good Work

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Good Technology has announced its Good Work email and collaboration suite is now available as a native application for Apple Watch devices.

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider first announced capabilities for wearable devices at Mobile World Congress through its Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. At the time, Phil Barnett, Good EMEA general manager,...

By James Bourne, 30 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Security, Wearables.

Good Technology’s latest Mobility Index shows continued aggressive enterprise app uptake

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Latest industry figures from enterprise mobility management provider Good Technology show iOS retains its lead as the leading enterprise operating system, while custom app development across industries grows aggressively.

The numbers, taken from Good customers and found in the firm’s quarterly Mobility Index Report, saw app activation up 28% quarter over quarter, and up 48% from this time last year. Different industry verticals saw different apps preferred; the financial...

By James Bourne, 12 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Why wearables aren't the next big thing in the enterprise...for now


This week marks two weeks passed since Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. As one of the (if not the) world’s biggest mobile-focused shows, every year, MWC is the place to be for cutting-edge mobile tech, trends, news, and more.

We’ve had some time to digest all the news coming out of the show over the last few weeks. What did we find? Well… a lot.

Some of the biggest themes seem to be mobile security and management—both of which are good...

By App47, 20 March 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Good Technology announces support for wearables and connected devices #MWC15

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Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider Good Technology has announced support for connected devices and wearables on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, claiming to be the only EMM vendor supporting wearables on its platform.

The announcement, made by the company at Mobile World Congress, includes support for Android Wear with Google Work, which enables users to get push notifications, accept or reject meeting requests,...

By James Bourne, 04 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Security, Wearables.

The state of IoT in the enterprise – and how it will differentiate EMM vendors’ outlooks


Over the next 12 months, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become a key component and differentiator in the offerings of enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers – but there are still plenty of hurdles to clear before then.

That’s the view of Nick McQuire, enterprise mobility analyst at CCS Insight. In a 2015 predictions roundup, McQuire noted how IoT and EMM will ‘converge’ in 2015, noting: “Leading suppliers set...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MDM, Wearables.

Why today is the best and worst time to be a CIO

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The Charles Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities begins with the words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens was speaking about the era surrounding the French Revolution, but those words still resonate with every CIO as he or she looks forward to 2015.

CIOs are facing with a range of challenges in the coming year, but those challenges also bring unique opportunities. With the right mindset and determination, every CIO can thrive and build an IT organization...

By MobileIron, 22 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

How one company uses wearables in the workplace – even if it’s a CIO’s nightmare

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Here’s one firm which is using wearable tech at the office. Cloud services company Appirio has brought CloudFit into work, with the aim of improving employee morale and reducing health insurance costs.

The program, which is entirely voluntary, utilises a Fitbit device, and is part of a wider trend seen by Trend Micro in its latest research: employers actively pursuing opportunities to utilise wearable technology in the workplace. 61% of organisations polled in the 100-strong...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

The questions every CIO should ask about Apple Watch

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Apple recently released the developer tools and guidelines for Apple Watch, giving users and developers a preview of how the device and apps designed for it will function.

Apple Watch won’t be the first wearable or smartwatch on the market, but it is the first such device that has generated significant positive interest among consumers and the mainstream press, and it is considered by many to be the first break-through smartwatch. That means that it will not only create...

By MobileIron, 24 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.

Bring your own wearable? Not so fast, execs warned

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Bring your own device policies may soon have to take into account wearable tech, but for now the risk of bringing wearables into the workplace outweighs the benefit.

That’s the key takeaway from a survey conducted by global IT association ISACA in its latest IT Risk/Reward Barometer study.

More than half (56%) of the 1600 polled said their BYOD framework specifically didn’t address wearable tech. Only 11% said it did, while...

By James Bourne, 24 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Wearables.

UK behind the times in wearable workplace adoption, survey reveals

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The UK has the lowest figures for usage of wearable technology both personally and professionally, according to a global survey from Kronos.

Just 27% of UK-centric respondents said they used wearable tech in their personal life – compared to the survey average of 48% and 73% in China, while 38% of UK workers said they’ve used it at work. China, in comparison, had 81%.

Generally, the world agrees wearables could benefit the...

By James Bourne, 28 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Wearables, enterprise and security: The IT vendor’s perspective

Enterprise AppsTech speaks with Stephen Brown, director of product management at LANDesk, to discuss how the IT department will see wearable devices in a post-BYOD world, and whether enterprise or consumer provides the best use cases

In a BYOD-friendly office, the IT department has plenty on its plate with fragmentation, security policies and device management. With wearable devices threatening to push into the mainstream and enter the workplace, will it push the admin over the edge? Or will security not be...

By James Bourne, 08 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Security, Wearables.