IDC: MEM market to hit $1.8bn in four years

A research report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has predicted that the mobile enterprise management (MEM) market will hit $1.8 billion (£1.1bn) by 2016.

The report, entitled “Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Management Software 2012-2016 Forecast and Analysis and 2011 Vendor Shares”, indicated that the biggest growth region will be in the Americas.

Global MEM revenue hit $444.6m (£273.8m) for the year at the end of 2011, according to the report.

According to IDC, even though...

By James Bourne, 25 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

Slow down on BYOD, warns Grudi Associates

Grudi Associates states that cost and employee satisfaction are downsides to BYOD, going against perceived wisdom – but do you agree?

With the consumerisation of the enterprise and the BYOD trend being top of mind, one firm has warned not to go head-first into a BYOD policy.

Telecoms provider Grudi Associates, in a piece entitled “BYOD ASAP? Not So Fast”, cites several mitigating factors as cons for BYOD,...

By James Bourne, 24 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

BYOD and MDM broken down in CSA research

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released a research report which concludes that continual review of company security policy is the most effective way of ensuring mobile device management (MDM) doesn’t compromise security.

The research detailed 17 key components to MDM; 12 of which are ‘must have’ and 5 are ‘optional’. Each component aligns with three bigger categories: software and hardware, inventory and security.

The...

By James Bourne, 21 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

CSC's CIO Barometer reveals BYOD uptake [infographic]

An in-depth piece of research from CSC, entitled ‘The CIO Barometer’, has revealed that, for many top IT brass, their personal devices are more useful to them than company-given equipment.

The survey covered more than 330 IT directors throughout North America and Europe, with half of the participants IT managers in their respective companies, alongside IT directors (29%) and CIOs (20%).

And the results found that, for many CIOs, the consumerisation of IT hasn’t been a smooth...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic, Research.

New research finds fault with BYOD for SME security

A new research paper from Osterman Research sponsored by Trend Micro has shown that, for small businesses, security issues continue to be a major problem.

The blame is firmly shifted to BYOD in terms of breeding malware.

“The BYOD trend of employees using personal mobile devices and laptops for work is accelerating the problem by introducing devices with an even greater likelihood of introducing malware into a...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Security.

iPhone 5 launch: What does it mean for the enterprise?

With the long-awaited announcement of the iPhone 5, it seems everybody has an opinion. But what does the new Apple smartphone entail for businesses?

According to Jim Hemmer, Antenna Software CEO, there shouldn’t be any difficulties in integrating the iPhone 5 for the enterprise.

“We saw Tim Cook put the iPad’s success in the enterprise at the head of his presentation, and it’s easy to see why,” Hemmer said.

Enterprise AppsTech published a piece on the iOS device VPN provider...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Enterprise and the consumerisation of mobility: Bob Schukai #AppsWorld

The enterprise sector is catching up with the consumer sector – and it’ll be very interesting to see how companies embrace the space.

That’s the verdict of Bob Schukai, head of mobility at Thomson Reuters. Ahead of his appearance at Apps World, Enterprise AppsTech caught up with Schukai to discuss the optimum way of designing an enterprise app and how functionality fits in.  

Don’t replicate the desktop

Back in July Infragistics senior UX architect, Marshal Datkowitz

By James Bourne, 11 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Design, Enterprise Mobility.

BYOD research again exposes security fears

A new joint study from KnowBe4 and ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting) has revealed that nearly three quarters of businesses which approve of BYOD have nothing specific in place to ensure security.

Specifically, 71% of BYOD-friendly corporations polled had no specific procedures in place to support BYOD development, which is an extremely worrying statistic.

The research, which surveyed 550 companies globally throughout July and August, was described as a “wake-up call” by ITIC...

By James Bourne, 07 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

LANDesk research reveals MDM security concerns

VP EMEA warns that IT heads will look “worse than ridiculous” if this trend continues

UK-based research from security providers LANDesk Software has revealed an arguably worrying trend in terms of managing devices in the workplace.

The figures, thankfully, look better for company-owned devices than for personal devices, but it’s not all plain sailing if the LANDesk research is anything to go by.

According to the report, interviewing over 200 UK IT professionals, 80% of companies surveyed...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Citrix reveals five tips for an enterprise mobility strategy

A blog post from Citrix’s Natalie Lambert has outlined, in an age of more employee mobility, how employers can design an enterprise mobility strategy.

The cloud collaboration company provides enterprise IT sharing services so their opinion would appear to be considerable.

Lambert noted that enterprises took the BYOD flexibility of employees on board, with a few provisos: how to securely enable BYOD of all types; how...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

AppCentral reveals more mobile enterprise app momentum

A report from enterprise app store AppCentral has revealed that not only is the enterprise app store evolving at a rapid rate, companies are beginning to display more maturity over the store.

Whereas back in April approximately 10% of enterprises had their own app stores, the report from AppCentral, entitled ‘Custom Mobile App Usage in the Workplace’, now puts that figure at 19%.

Specifically, 17% of the 200 people surveyed said that an enterprise app store was on the way, either across the entire...

By James Bourne, 29 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Apigee enhances enterprise grade API management

Application programming interface management company Apigee has revamped its platform, aiming to make enterprise-grade API management available to all users.

The next generation API platform will allow enterprises with up to 3.5million API calls per month self-service access for no cost.

The USP revolves around the fact that any enterprise, from small to multi-national, can get in on the exploding app economy action.

There are four services the new Apigee API platform provides:

  • Gateway services – for exposing, managing and scaling APIs
  • App services – built on open...

By James Bourne, 24 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

HTC ploughs £22m into enterprise app providers

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC will buy a 17.1% stake in startup Magnet Systems, a maker of enterprise apps, in an evident attempt to serenade HTC’s enterprise clientele.

The figure was announced in a Taiwan Stock Exchange filing as £22.4 million ($35.4m).

HTC said: “The investment will bring social, mobile and cloud capabilities to HTC’s portfolio of service offerings to its mobile enterprise customers”.

But will HTC be looking to fill a gap in the enterprise market...

By James Bourne, 21 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Enterprise apps, connectivity and beauty: the continued debate

If you’ve spent plenty of money on a business app, the last thing you need is a temperamental, hardly-working system which offers no real ROI.

But then again, it’s worth knowing the limitations of connectivity and infrastructure. That’s the opinion of mobility specialists 5app, whose toolkit differs from Ajax technology in that it’s not always designed for connected technology.

According to CTO Dr Tim King, the first thing to do is make more enterprises aware of the issue of difficult...

By James Bourne, 20 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How can an SME enterprise solution go bigger?

iSimplyConnect chief Ralph Shaw talks to Enterprise AppsTech about his company’s turnkey solution, letting the iPad aid productivity and the future of BYOD

iOS device virtual private network (VPN) provider iSimplyConnect has released its ConnectMore software, and highlights how a VPN product originally designed for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can target much larger enterprises if the demand is there.

According to Ralph Shaw, CEO of Asavie Technologies, the desicion to create ConnectMore came...

By James Bourne, 17 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Sophos’ latest MDM software aims to encourage BYOD

Sophos has announced the release of their Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 mobile device management (MDM) software, which will aim to further encourage BYOD.

The software incorporates several facets, including the ability to wipe a corporate device after an employee leaves a company or breaks the security regulations, being operable from a web-based administrative console.

For more minor violations, IT administrators can still send alert messages if a mobile device is non-compliant.

This was inferred in a whitepaper...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

BYOD on increase but raises security fears, says Juniper

A recent report from Juniper Research has shown that there are more and more smartphones in the enterprise and that the BYOD trend is increasing, which in turn raises security fears.

According to Juniper, by 2014 there will be 350 million employee owned smartphones and tablets in the enterprise, a substantial increase on the 150m there currently are.

The study, entitled “Mobile Security Strategies: Threats, Solutions and Market Forecasts”, focused on four rubrics which contribute to a greater need...

By James Bourne, 06 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility.

Is BYOA going to steal the thunder of BYOD?

According to Australia-based research from advisors Telsyte, the rise of bring your own app (BYOA) could challenge the prevalent bring your own device (BYOD) trend and cause headaches for IT staff.

Having surveyed more than 800 IT decision makers, Telsyte found that 28% of Australian companies allow a variety of BYOA, with the trend expected to only get higher.

Yet aside from the official figures, the unsanctioned usage of BYOA would be “significantly higher”.

Telsyte believes that BYOA has the...

By James Bourne, 30 July 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Meteor raises over £7m in enterprise app fund drive

The innovative idea of a start-up helping a start-up is in evidence with Meteor Development Group’s multi-million pound fund to aid enterprise app development.

Meteor – described as ‘Silicon Valley’s newest star’, is an open-source platform which allows developers to utilise their JavaScript framework to build apps on their PCs without having to fight with other non-Java codes.

And during this round of fund-raising,...

By James Bourne, 26 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

7 traps to avoid when creating an enterprise app

A new eBook from mobilisation specialists 5APP has revealed their take on the pitfalls executives need to steer clear of when developing a mobile business app.

5APP, who offers a toolkit for hosted app development and management services, noted the nascent BYOD trend as the primary factor behind enthusiasm for employers to effectively mobilise their workforce.

Indeed, one of the points notes the main difficulty associated with...

By James Bourne, 25 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.