RIM’s enterprise developer roadshow is on its way

Research in Motion is holding a series of enterprise developer workshops across the globe in order to give some momentum to BB10 in the build up to the system’s release.

Starting tomorrow (October 23) in Toronto and London, there will be 11 workshops in total across three continents, each giving an insight at the demands faced by enterprise developers and unveil a variety of security tools, such as accessing intranets, databases and other in-house data.

The full list of...

By James Bourne, 22 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Four in five enterprises will deploy custom apps [infographic]

New research from Zenprise has revealed, among other insights, that the majority of enterprises will deploy custom mobile apps in the next 12 months.

The Zenprise report, which spoke to 501 IT professionals, showed some interesting insights into mobile initiatives – the big takeaway being that 81% of enterprises plan to deploy custom enterprise mobile apps and that three quarters plan to initiate mobile line-of-business apps in the next 12 months.

Elsewhere, another intriguing insight is the development...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Infographic, Mobile, Monetisation, Research.

CIOs struggling to keep on budget with enterprise app projects

The majority of IT company CIOs are struggling with budgeting for enterprise app testing, according to the latest survey from agile data management provider Delphix.

The research, presented by IDG Research Services and entitled ‘Enterprise Application Development MarketPulse’, garnered 108 responses from CIOs, CTIOs, executive VPs and the like from app-related IT companies, and the big takeaways were:

  • 86% of IT executives believe enterprise app initiatives are a major strategic priority for their business
  • 94% of respondents claimed that it was...

By James Bourne, 17 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Monetisation, Research.

Kaspersky research shows BYOD security problems

A recent piece of research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that BYOD leaves big security risks for enterprises, although companies are in the main happy to proceed.

Given Kaspersky’s stock in trade as security providers, this result is hardly surprising but the statistics make for interesting reading.

The research, which was carried out in July and spoke to 3,300 senior IT...

By James Bourne, 12 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

BlackBerry PlayBook best tablet for BYOD, says Context

A recent paper from Context Information Security has predicted that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be the best tablet for a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy.

This report would certainly be good news for Research in Motion, and potentially put BlackBerry back in the enterprise fast lane, after the ubiquity of BlackBerry devices as enterprise smartphones diminished with the rise of iOS and Android.

The paper, entitled ‘Tablets...

By James Bourne, 08 October 2012, 2 comments. Categories: BlackBerry, BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

BYOD opinion still fiercely divided, says latest survey

UK study shows a surprising lack of BYOD take-up, but staff happiness cited as primary reason for those who take the plunge

A recent piece of research from Insight UK has revealed that widespread uptake of bring your own device (BYOD) hasn’t taken off yet, but the benefits are there for those who do.

The survey, which spoke to over 200 UK-based IT managers and directors, found that nearly four out of five of those polled hadn’t enabled a BYOD strategy.

However, of those who had enacted BYOD, 82%...

By James Bourne, 05 October 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

COPE vs BYOD: Which is better for you?

With recent BYOD research finding negatives on the trend, can the COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled) mobility model step in? Enterprise AppsTech spoke to MOBI Wireless Management’s Brandon Hampton to discuss the issues.

For those unfamiliar with COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled), its key difference when put alongside a BYOD policy is one of liability.

With COPE, the company is responsible for the bill; with BYOD, the employee is.

So where will COPE fit in to the overall ecosystem alongside...

By James Bourne, 28 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

BYOD saves money and creates more agile workplace, says Citrix

Work should be ‘something people do’ not ‘a place people go’

A report from Citrix, entitled The Workplace of the Future, has detailed intriguing trends regarding the shifting sands of the future office – and BYOD is at the heart of it.

 “The workplace of the future will foster creativity, be inspiring and encourage collaboration by enabling people to work from wherever, whenever and on whatever device so that work becomes something people do, not a place people...

By James Bourne, 27 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprises not yet worked out best way to manage mobility

Employees only allowed to use equivalent of graphing calculators, says report author

A research report from Altimeter Group has concluded that a comprehensive governance policy needs to be implemented in order for enterprises to manage mobility.

The report, entitled “Building a Solid Platform for Enterprise Mobility”, spoke to 23 vendors, as well as a series of market influencers and end users, and recommended a ‘mobile control plane’ for both getting policies together and utilising...

By James Bourne, 26 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

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.


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.