RingCentral aims to ‘reimagine communications and collaboration’ with new unified mobile app

At its annual user conference, titled ‘ConnectCentral’, RingCentral – a US-based provider of cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions for businesses – announced the availability of the new RingCentral unified mobile app, which aims to be an entirely reimagined collaboration-centric experience for enterprise communications.

The RingCentral unified mobile app provides a modern...

By Enterprise CIO, 23 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why more organisations are understanding the benefits of becoming an ‘intelligent enterprise’

If you want to become an ‘intelligent enterprise’ – one where the physical and digital worlds are connected to drive innovation via real-time guidance, data-powered environments and collaborative mobile workflows – then time is running out to be ahead of your peers.

According to new research published by Zebra Technologies, the number of firms who are becoming intelligent enterprises has doubled year over...

By Enterprise CIO, 20 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Digital transformation to make heritage financial firms ‘irrelevant’ by 2030, says Gartner

The growth of digitisation will mean 80% of heritage financial services firms will either go out of business, become commoditised or exist but not compete effectively by 2030, according to a new report from Gartner.

As global digital platforms, fintech companies and other non-traditional players gain greater market share, these traditional firms will struggle for relevance, the company added.

By Enterprise CIO, 30 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Employees.

WhiteHat Security reveals how enterprise security vulnerabilities are introduced via traditional applications

In its 2018 Application Security Statistics Report, titled “The Evolution of the Secure Software Lifecycle”, WhiteHat Security has identified the security vulnerabilities and challenges introduced into the enterprise through traditional applications, and through agile development frameworks, microservices, application programming interfaces (APIs), and cloud architectures.

The annual study, which was published in...

By Enterprise CIO, 22 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Apple and Salesforce strike enterprise app strategic partnership

A strategic partnership has been announced by Apple and Salesforce to bring together the former’s iOS and the latter’s CRM in order to enable new mobile apps for business.

Salesforce, together with Apple, is recreating its app to adopt the native mobile platform with exclusive new features on the iOS platform. Millions of Salesforce developers will be provided with tools and resources to build their own native apps with a new Salesforce Mobile SDK for iOS, and the latest iOS App Development...

By Enterprise CIO, 28 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

How CIOs in Africa are defining new business models for digital transformation

A recently conducted annual CIO survey by global research firm Gartner states that half of the organisations in Africa have changed or are in the process to change their business models owing to the maturing digital business.

The 2019 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey, which polled more than 3,000 CIOs in 89 countries and all major industries, says that CIOs will play an important role in changing the business models within their...

By Enterprise CIO, 24 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics.

How AI and machine learning can help detect and fight against cyberattacks

New research conducted by the Ponemon Institute argues that IT security teams need both a new approach and powerful new tools to protect data and other high-value assets, as companies struggle to fight against sophisticated cybersecurity attacks.

For this study, conducted on behalf of Aruba, a total of 4,000 security and IT professionals across the Americas, Europe and Asia were surveyed to understand what makes security deficiencies so hard to fix, and what types of technologies and processes are required to...

By Enterprise CIO, 20 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Authentication, Data & Analytics, Security.

AWS retains its crown as the go-to cloud IaaS provider for SMBs

A study by cloud managed services provider RightScale has revealed that Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues its dominance among SMBs.

AWS first opened the door for its cloud services among SMBs with its initial IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offering. The company has retained its lead as the ‘go-to cloud’ for SMBs despite the presence of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

In fact, AWS has twice as many SMB customers than its ‘big-named’ competitors.

AWS’...

By Enterprise CIO, 31 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud .

Facebook acquires enterprise messaging platform Redkix

Facebook is acquiring Israel-based messaging company Redkix which will join the former’s Workplace team.

Workplace is a collaborative platform run by Facebook that was made to answer the fast-growing enterprise startup Slack in 2016.

A total of 30,000 businesses have used the product as of October 2017. In May 2018, Slack had said that it has 70,000 paid teams on its platform, and Microsoft Teams had about 200,000 organisations using its platform as of March.

The idea of Workplace was that the...

By Enterprise CIO, 27 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees.

Check Point upgrades mobile security solution ‘SandBlast Mobile 3.0’

SandBlast Mobile 3, one of the leading mobile threat defence solutions owned by Israeli firm Check Point, has been enhanced with some on-device technology that prevents malicious malware, botnets, and phishing attacks on all mobile applications.

The solution has established a benchmark in terms of new mobile security with on-device network threat prevention.

SandBlast Mobile has been upgraded with important features that now prevent phishing attacks on applications, keeps away from browsing to malicious...

By Enterprise CIO, 27 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Security.

Industries still ‘in the middle’ when it comes to cybersecurity implementation, Gartner finds

Even though 95% of CIOs expect cyber threats to increase over the next three years, only two in three (65%) organisations currently have a cybersecurity expert.

That’s the key finding from analyst firm Gartner, who polled 3,160 CIO respondents across all major industries that represent approximately $13 trillion in revenue and public sector budgets and $277 billion in IT spending.

The survey also found that skills challenges continue to plague organisations that adopt digitalisation, with digital...

By Enterprise CIO, 23 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Worldwide shipments of PCs increased 1.4% in Q218, says Gartner

In its latest market analysis of the PC market, Gartner reports a 1.4% increase in global shipments of PCs totalling 62.1 million units in Q2/2018. This was the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since Q1/2012. The study says this rise in shipments was across all the regions if compared with the previous year.

Though it seems to be an optimistic situation, the research firm states that this sign of market stability is not enough to declare a PC industry recovery just yet.

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By Enterprise CIO, 13 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Most employees believe their CIOs aren’t receptive to their technology needs

Gartner’s latest survey has found that less than 50% of IT and non-IT workers believe their CIOs are aware of digital technology problems that affect them. It was found that 58% of European CIOs are more aware of technical challenges than American workers (41%) believe they are.

Whit Andrews, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said: “Non-IT workers aren't likely to use the IT help desk as their first source of assistance, and are less likely to believe in the value of their...

By Enterprise CIO, 06 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Connecting IoT and personal devices to enterprise networks invites massive security risk, finds Infoblox

Research by network control company Infoblox found that connecting IoT and personal devices to enterprise networks expose the networks to massive security risk including malware injection, phishing and social engineering hacks.

In the research, 35% of enterprises in the US, UK and Germany stated that every day their networks see over 5,000 personal device connections. On the contrary, only 16% of enterprises in the UAE report to have over 500 personal devices connected to their networks. On a typical day,...

By Enterprise CIO, 14 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, IoT, Malware, Security.

Akumina releases native enterprise mobile app support for iOS and Android

Digital workplace software solutions provider Akumina has announced product enhancements which offer native enterprise mobile support for Apple iOS and Android for its workplace customers globally.

The new product enhancements offer employees with increased ease to access appropriate enterprise applications and information – the advances allows access at any time, in any language and on any device – either via conventional responsive design or through native mobile app solutions on iOS and...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Qualys acquires 1Mobility for enterprise mobility management boost

California-based cloud-based security firm Qualys has acquired the software assets of Singapore-based 1Mobility, allowing it to fully integrate the latter’s solutions in its cloud platform and mobile applications.

The move allows Qualys to help enterprises develop and continuously update an inventory on all available mobile operating systems.

The integration will also allow enterprises to continuously assess their security and compliance posture, while quarantining devices that are compromised or...

By Enterprise CIO, 06 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Cryptojacking moves to the top of cyber criminals’ toolkit, says Symantec

As the ransomware market becomes ever more overpriced and overcrowded, cryptojacking is fast becoming the method du jour for cyber criminals, according to Symantec.

The findings, in the latest volume of the company’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), argues this represents a personal threat to both cyber and personal security. Over the past year, the enormous increase in the value of cryptocurrencies has led to a cryptojacking ‘gold rush’; in 2017, the detections of coinminers on...

By Enterprise CIO, 26 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Malware, Security.

Enterprises fail to achieve ‘transformational’ level of maturity for data and analytics

A total of 91% of enterprises throughout the world have failed to attain a "transformational" level of maturity when it came to data and analytics, according to a new report from Gartner.

The survey that polled 196 organisations worldwide revealed that although CIOs are considering data and analytics to be their top investment priority in the recent years,  60% of respondents have placed themselves in the lowest three levels on Gartner’s five-level maturity scale for data and analytics...

By Enterprise CIO, 20 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, CIO, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility.

RealWear secures $17 million in series A funding for AR-enabled industrial wearables

RealWear has secured a total of $17 million (£12.1m) in series A funding round to speed up the production of its flagship product – the HMT-1 – the AR-enabled fully voice-controlled ultra-rugged wearable device for oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as utilities and manufacturing sectors.

Noting the increasing demand for a hands-free communications and connected wearable solutions globally, the fund will be utilised to cater to this demand.

The Series A funding round was led by...

By Enterprise CIO, 19 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.

Gartner identifies seven steps to bring down risk of security threats from Spectre and Meltdown

It is beneficial for leaders in the security and risk management field to adopt a pragmatic and risk-based approach to deal with the ongoing security threats posed by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown” vulnerabilities, according to Gartner.

Gartner identifies seven steps that security and risk heads can follow to bring down the risks associated with security threats.

Almost all modern IT systems are at risk of security threats so all desktops, mobiles, servers, virtual machines, IoT devices and...

By Enterprise CIO, 16 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Privacy, Security.