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across all sectors, promising compelling benefits such as cost savings, increased productivity and eliminating outdated and time-consuming processes.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.

How AI technologies will improve talent management in 2020: Speed and selection

47% of US-based enterprises are using AI today for recruitment, leading all countries in the survey. US-based enterprises' adoption of AI for recruitment soared in the last year, jumping from 22% in 2018 to 47% this year based on last year's Harris Interactive Talent Intelligence and Management Report 2018.

  • 73% of US CEOs and CHROs plan to use more AI in the next three years to improve talent management
  • US-based enterprises’’ adoption of AI for recruitment soared in the last year, jumping from 22% in 2018 to 47% this year
  • US-based enterprises...

By Louis Columbus, 09 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employees.

The three IT service management trends enterprises need to explore in 2020

In recent years, the IT service management (ITSM) landscape has been evolving as the industry strives to build its presence within organisations, adding value and becoming a trusted advisor. But what does 2020 hold for the industry?

ITSM guru Stephen Mann once pointed out that changes in the service management field don’t happen overnight. New concepts and...

By Sumit De, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Productivity.

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.

What’s new on Forrester’s Zero Trust security landscape in 2019: From theory to integration

  • Forrester added in Checkpoint, Forescout, Google, illumio, MobileIron, Proofpoint, Symantec, and Unisys in their latest Forrester Wave Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers this year
  • Forrester’s 2019 scorecard increased the weight on network security, automation and orchestration, and portfolio growth rate compared to last year, adding in Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) ecosystem advocacy to the...

By Louis Columbus, 29 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees, Security.

As Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 move to end of life - how to immortalise enterprise IT in the cloud

Significant challenges are emerging for enterprises migrating their IT into the cloud. A primary issue is the migration of business-critical applications built to work specifically with legacy operating systems. Lack of compatibility with cloud environments provided by the likes of AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud means those critical applications can fail to function.

As the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 end-of-life deadline rapidly approaches, enterprises running applications on these or any other...

By Mat Clothier, 28 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Cloud , Productivity.

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.

There’s always one rotten app in the bunch: Google launches App Defense Alliance

Google has announced the founding of the App Defense Alliance to help defend the company’s app store from bad actors – with security partners ESET, Lookout and Zimperium all on board.

The move will see the Google Play Protect detection systems for malicious apps integrated with the scanning engines of each partner. The partnering companies were chosen specifically for their specialisms in endpoint protection and...

By James Bourne, 08 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores, Malware, 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.

Gartner notes upcoming challenges for CEOs – and what CIOs must do to mitigate them

When your organisation has to navigate stormy waters, the CEO will take the brunt of the incoming waves. Yet the CIO can steer a course to safety through technological change. A new report from Gartner assesses three macro-level problems chief executives may face in the coming year – and how CIOs can be able to mitigate them.

The first trend is focused around what Gartner calls ‘reglobalisation’. As...

By James Bourne, 30 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees.

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.

It’s time to solve the education sector’s cybersecurity crisis

  • There were a record 160 publicly-disclosed security incidents in the education sector (K-12) during the summer months of 2019, exceeding the total number of incidents reported in all of 2018 by 30%
  • 47% of K-12 organisations are making cybersecurity their primary investment, yet 74% do not use encryption
  • 93% of K-12 organisations rely on native client/patch management tools that have a 56% failure rate, with 9% of client/patch management failures never recovered

These and many other fascinating insights are from 

By Louis Columbus, 18 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

The rise of intelligent automation: How to take advantage of the augmented workforce

2019 has become a record year for AI investment in the UK. Despite this growth, 51% of business execs don’t expect to see financial returns from using AI until three-to-five years’ time. One of the reasons for the slow return on investment is because automation solutions in use today are simply unsuitable...

By Asheesh Mehra, 16 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Collaboration, Privacy, Productivity.

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.

How open source can be utilised to boost your enterprise agility

Size and the ability to scale bring great competitive advantages, but the companies best poised for success are those that can adapt quickly and easily. Technology is accelerating faster than ever before. Customer expectations are drastically changing. Employee preferences are evolving.

These converging factors mean that digital transformation is more than just a buzzword that business leaders can bandy about, rather, it’s an

By Bart Copeland, 10 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Unqork and Celigo secure combined $100m funding to bolster enterprise integration software

While the enterprise mobility and enterprise software markets are today somewhat saturated, venture capital money can still be sourced for particularly innovative startups. Two such companies, Celigo and Unqork, have announced funding rounds this week.

Celigo, based out of San Mateo, California, has raised $20 million (£16.4m) in a series B funding round. The company aims to provide...

By James Bourne, 08 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.