Tinder, Pokémon GO and Instagram among most frequently blacklisted enterprise apps

Are you in the habit of swiping right at work? According to the latest report from enterprise mobile security provider Appthority, Tinder is now among the apps most blacklisted by enterprise mobility and security teams.

The study, which uses data based on millions of mobile security scans Appthority performs for its customers each quarter, found Tinder to be the third most frequently blacklisted iOS app; not so much because it wastes valuable company time, but because it is able to send SMS messages.

The top...

By James Bourne, 10 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

A roundup of 2018 enterprise Internet of Things forecasts and market estimates

  • According to IDC, worldwide spending on the IoT is forecast to reach $772.5B in 2018. That represents an increase of 15% over the $674B that was spent on IoT in 2017.
  • The global IoT market will grow from $157B in 2016 to $457B by 2020, attaining a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.5%.
  • Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, and Utilities will lead all industries in IoT spending by 2020, averaging $40B each.
  • Bain predicts B2B IoT segments will generate more than $300B annually by 2020, including about $85B in the industrial sector.
  • Internet Of Things Market To Reach $267B By 2020 according...

By Louis Columbus, 04 January 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

The 10 mobile predictions your business needs to know for 2018

With businesses counting on digital transformation to drive competitive advantage in 2018, many are busy planning their IT initiatives for the coming year. Mobile is a central part of that strategy, as new high-profile devices from Apple and Samsung continue to bolster enterprise demand. A recent Strategy Analytics report found that enterprise smartphone shipments reached 107 million units in 2017, a 15 percent year-over-year...

By Marco Nielsen, 15 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

How the CIO role is expanding through digital business – and why the time is right for change now

The role of the CIO is changing as organisations’ technical roadmaps and priorities change with it. It’s something we are all more than aware of – and a new report from Gartner focuses on how CIOs in India are adapting to the challenge.

The figures, which come from the analyst firm’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey, show that for CIOs in India, optimising enterprise operational excellence, tracking business value of IT, and business cost optimisation are their biggest priorities.

In terms of...

By James Bourne, 29 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees, Security.

GE and NVIDIA team up to push through artificial intelligence in healthcare

A total of 500,000 GE Healthcare imaging devices will make use of NVIDIA’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform after the two companies signed an agreement.

The 10-year NVIDIA-GE Healthcare partnership has been further enhanced as NVIDIA is working with GE Healthcare to spread its AI application in the healthcare sector, which includes the new NVIDIA-powered Revolution Frontier CT, upgrading the Vivid E95 4D Ultrasound and formulation of GE Healthcare’s Applied Intelligence analytics...

By Enterprise CIO, 27 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Productivity.

How enterprise mobility will influence healthcare in 2018

Medical facilities are constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation and new technology. So, it should come as little surprise that the healthcare industry is one of the largest global adopters of enterprise mobility—93% of healthcare professionals use a mobile device for work every day.

As the holiday season approaches and a large portion of the healthcare industry enters 2018 planning mode, however, each organisation needs to...

By MOBI, 23 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Are we approaching the age of the single-purpose app?

For years, developers, systems architects, industry experts and others have been debating about what the right approach is when it comes to building apps for mobile platforms. Is it better to create a multi-purpose app or develop multiple single-purpose apps?

This debate has been going on, mostly quietly, for the last 10 years. But a few years ago, the “app unbundling” concept came into the spotlight, raising the volume on the discussion. Let’s look at what each approach involves, what each...

By Ronnie Rios, 17 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Sapho supports SAP Ariba and Concur Travel while PowWow Mobile integrates with BlackBerry

A couple of updates from the enterprise mobility space: micro app provider Sapho has launched its 4.4 iteration including new integrations with SAP Ariba and Concur Travel, while PowWow Mobile has announced an integration with BlackBerry’s Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.

Sapho said its integration with SAP Ariba for procurement operations was at the top of many of its customers’ ‘most wanted connectors’ list, and starting with Sapho Modern Portal 4.4 managers can approve or deny...

By James Bourne, 15 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BlackBerry, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Learning slowly: Getting ROI from enterprise mobile apps and helping the CIO

Gartner released the following statements in its April 2017 paper on mobile app development trends:We find that the myriad of choices for architectures, tooling and sourcing is reducing the number of successful implementations of mobile app strategies.”

The key findings were:

  • “Of the companies we surveyed, those that have undertaken mobile app development have deployed an average of eight mobile apps to date, with another 2.6 currently being developed and 6.2 planned for the next 12 months, but not yet in...

By Mary Brittain-White, 07 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

Why airports need to get smarter, not just bigger: How IoT, AI and VR are influencing the market

Civil aviation is booming and airports are under constant scrutiny to maintain or improve safety levels as passenger numbers continue to grow and the number of routes and flights increase. In order to improve profitability and because of increased market pressures, airports are being driven towards operational efficiency and cost reductions. But capacity constraints due to lack of space mean it is new technologies which are starting to introduce new efficiencies.

The Internet of Things (IoT), automation, big...

By Kelly Allen, 31 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

Facebook updates Workplace progress a year on – and adds desktop app

It has been a year since Facebook officially went public with Workplace, its enterprise-focused tool – or rather, it has been a year since Facebook rebranded and made the product generally available.

This first birthday is therefore an apt time to reflect on the product’s growth, and a post from Julien Codorniou, VP Workplace at Facebook, gives some interesting statistics. More than 30,000 organisations are using Workplace worldwide – double that of six months ago – with more than one...

By James Bourne, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

VMware research explores importance of anytime, anywhere employee apps

The digital workforce is increasing in prominence – but how are these technological changes being analysed, and is it improving performance?

According to a new report released by VMware, alongside Forbes Insights, while companies which offer applications ‘anytime, anywhere’ to their employees can see measurable gains, there remains a gap between what the CIO thinks employees are being provided with and the employee experience.

The study, which polled more than 2,000 executives and frontline...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Forrester’s tech trends for CIOs by 2020: Automation and artificial intelligence feature strongly

Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all feature prominently in Forrester Research’s vision of how technology will transform business between 2018 and 2020.

The 42-page report outlines 10 tech trends and classifies them both in enterprise readiness and the pace of change. One trend – distributed trust systems challenging centralised authorities – is a slow burner in the ‘dawning’ stage, while public cloud is accelerating in the...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

My first platform shift – and how we’re just getting started on the mobile mindset

My first job after college was at Oracle as a support engineer. I joined in 1993 and it was a very exciting time. The market was going through what my manager at the time called a “platform shift.” He explained how mainframes had served their purpose and were being retired and replaced by client-server technology that could be deployed at lower costs and take advantage of the computing power of a client workstation to help with the application load.

We’ve been through a number of platform shifts since...

By Lance Walter, 20 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Yesterday’s enterprise apps were ‘mobile-first’ – today’s should be ‘mobile-also’

There has been no shortage of enterprise technology experts saying that enterprises need to take a “mobile-first” approach to applications. Mobile-first is a design approach that encourages developers to “design for smaller screens first, then add more features and content for bigger and bigger screens”. This...

By Natalie Lambert, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

Apple and GE partner up for Predix and Industrial IoT apps

Apple and General Electric (GE) have announced a wide-ranging partnership involving the link up of Predix, GE’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad, as well as a new SDK for iOS.

The Predix SDK will give developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps, the two companies said.

Alongside this, GE will standardise on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices, as well as ‘promote’ Mac as a desktop choice for its more than 330,000-strong employee base. GE will...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, IoT.

The key to strengthening mobility in your enterprise

"A simple upgrade in technology is not enough today to address the challenges of deploying and managing too many incompatible devices that perform different functions for different users."

Those are the words of Lisa London in a recent piece for IndustryWeek

As businesses have grown increasingly complex, London says, they have become increasingly reliant upon mobile technology to boost productivity and keep...

By App47, 16 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Facebook rolls out Workplace Chat for enterprise users

Facebook has rolled out the business equivalent of the company’s popular consumer Messenger app for Windows and Mac desktop users.

The app for its Workspace enterprise chat tool, namely Workplace Chat, is specifically designed for office use. The chat platform is available as part of the Workplace enterprise social network; which is now used by more than 14,000 organizations.

Until now, Workplace Chat was only accessible via mobile app or through a web browser; Facebook launched its enterprise...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Productivity, Social.

As enterprise app expectations rise and timeframes fall, testing drops off in importance

Almost half of organisations admit to releasing apps before the quality testing stage as user expectations continue to soar.

That’s the finding from a new study released by Testplant which polled more than 750 development team leaders in the US and UK. Yet the deluge continues; 68% of respondents say they plan to build more apps during the coming 12 months.

Part of this is down to emerging technologies; 62% say their company will increase the number of apps which deploy machine learning and deep...

By James Bourne, 11 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores.

From buzzword to boardroom: What’s next for machine learning?

Artificial intelligence is considered to be the next quantum leap. More UK businesses than ever before are making machine learning a top priority as it promises to fundamentally revolutionise multiple industries.

Yet the concept of machine learning isn’t, in principle, anything new. So why the hype now?

What has changed today is the technical framework that makes...

By Bastian Nominacher, 09 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development.