Moving From Desktop to Mobile Apps: How Not to Develop ‘Craplications’
Most companies have developed less than 10 internal apps, according to Gartner (for some, none at all). Yet we increasingly hear that employees want to be more productive using the devices in their pockets, and leaders want to improve business processes and create new streams of revenue through digital transformation. Brian Katz unpacks how companies win the race to “appify” the enterprise.
Verizon Buys Fleetmatics to Strengthen Its Enterprise Mobility Services
Barely a week after acquiring Yahoo Inc., Verizon has announced another huge purchase: Fleetmatics, a Dublin-based telematics company, for $2.4 billion in cash, to build out the products that it offers to enterprises in the areas of logistics and workforces that are on the move.
MobileIron Security Report: iOS Increases Dominance
Dropbox, Facebook and Skype continue to be among the most common consumer apps blacklisted by organisations while iOS increases its dominance as the enterprise operating system of choice, according to a new report released by MobileIron.
Why IBM and Apple Chose Bengaluru to Leverage Enterprise Mobility
IBM unveiled its new ‘MobileFirst for iOS Garage’ at Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru. The Garage, one among a network of centres in Atlanta, Cupertino, Chicago and Toronto, aims to help clients in India and around the world develop enterprise-facing mobile apps and achieve overall digital transformation at speed and scale on Apple’s iOS platform.
Mobility and Workplace Transformation
The term field force mobility has referred to a range of mobile strategies employed by organizations using mobile technology to improve field productivity. In the beginning, it merely referred to the idea of getting a field resource to the job and receiving feedback that the job was completed. However, mobility now refers to workforce transformation, and among the key targets are safety and compliance.
IBM: AI Should Stand for ‘Augmented Intelligence’
In response to a White House request for information about how to utilize artificial intelligence for the public good, IBM argues we should focus on a different sort of AI, augmented intelligence.
VMWare Simplifies MDM with New AirWatch Express
It turns out that VMware’s mobile device management service, AirWatch, was a little too complicated for a notable number of potential users, mostly those in small to medium-size enterprises. So the company did something about it: It launched AirWatch Express.
Enterprises Keen on Windows10 Migration – But Plenty Still to Work Out
Windows 10 is a top priority for enterprises, but it’s still early days in terms of migration, according to research conducted by VMware. The survey, which conducted 575 interviews – 72 percent with customers and the remainder with partners – was released yesterday on the anniversary of the operating system’s launch.
Verizon Aims to Support ‘Digital Transformation’ of Enterprises
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is launching Virtual Network Services that will enable enterprises to transition to a virtual infrastructure model, providing greater agility and on-demand resources.
Why The Salesforce Acquisition of Quip Imacts the Future of Collaboration
Opinion In case you missed it earlier this week, Salesforce has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing Quip for $582 million – or $750m if you include cash incentives. That may seem like a staggering sum to pay for a four-year-old 40-person startup, but not when you consider what’s at stake: ownership of the CRM and collaboration market. The deal is not only a shot across the bow at Microsoft but has deep implications for the future of the entire collaboration and CRM market.
Strategy, Culture, Leadership: The Human Side of Digital Transformation
On the surface, digital transformation appears to be solely an IT issue, all about leveraging new technologies to revolutionize the way enterprises operate. However, in trying to do this, many other factors come into play, such as choosing the right technologies to use and implementing efficient processes. These require astute decision-making, clear goals, comprehensive strategies and delicate organizational management, which all fall in the human domain.
Digital Transformation Means Using Data to Enable New Approaches
LNS Research has surveyed over a thousand industry participants over the last year and we can definitively say the convergence of the the Industrial Internet of Things , Big Data and Analytics, Mobility, and Cloud technologies has precipitated an imperative to at least understand and prepare for the next phase of manufacturing and related asset-intensive industries enabled by the concept of Smart Connected Assets, which underpin Digital Transformation.
The Creative CIO Agenda: Six Big Bets for Digital Transformation
CIOs can lead their organizations through digital transformation but they will need to act fast, or risk being left behind. At KPMG, we have identified six key initiatives or ‘big bets’ that CIOs need to make now to enable their organizations to both defend against disruption and become disruptors themselves.
Google Initiates Customer-Supplied Cloud Data Encryption Keys
Google has initiated a service that allows its cloud service customers with the ability to use their own encryption keys to secure their sensitive data online. Google this week announced general availability of an option that lets customers of its cloud services use their own keys for encrypting sensitive data stored online.
Four Intelligent Elements of Successful Digital Transformation
Digital allows organizations to transform at scale. It isn’t just about prototypes – digital infrastructure is virtual. Utility-priced digital platforms are scalable gateways to crowd sourcing and networked capacity. Through digital, organizations can build scale rapidly and easily. But according to research by Sopra Steria, it is not necessarily a determinant of success – 84 percent of organizations confess they could be better exploiting digital.
Why Most Enterprises Not Taking Full Advantage of IoT Data
Forrester Consulting has reported that enterprises are missing a huge opportunity when it comes to their internet-connected products. The research found that while 51 percent of 232 companies surveyed are collecting data from their connected products, only about one-third are using this data to create actionable insights to benefit customers and expand business opportunities.
The Future of Mobile Security
Mobility has become the new normal for computing, but the enterprise is not fully embracing the capabilities of always-on, always-connected, devices as a result of inadequate security tools. In order to improve the capabilities of mobile in the enterprise, the next generation of enterprise mobile security solutions needs to evolve and develop to take control of both BYOD and enterprise-owned mobile fleets.
Samsung SDS Expands Mobile Security Business Into Europe
Samsung SDS, a global IT service company and affiliate of the Samsung Group, is stepping up its mobile security solution business in the European market. The tech firm is expanding its presence across Asia, the U.S. and now Europe by signing partnerships with globally-renowned companies in the nations.
Melia Hotels International Increase Sales with Digital Transformation
Accenture has collaborated with Meliá Hotels International to implement a new digital transformation strategy, which helped increase direct sales by 27 percent, achieve more than 336M Euros in 2015 in direct sales revenue, and add more than one million registrations to its re-launched Meliá Rewards program.
Report Says Organizations Must Accelerate Digital Transformation
Global market trends are converging to accelerate the speed at which commercial and government organizations need to move from experimenting with discrete customer-facing digital projects to implementing enterprise-wide digital transformation. This is the overall finding of the CGI Global 1000, an annual outlook conducted by CGI through in-person conversations with business and technology leaders in 10 industries and 20 countries.
Samsung’s New Jumbo Phone Unlocks with Iris Scanner
You’ll be able to unlock Samsung’s new phone by just looking at it. The Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner that matches patterns in your eyes with what was detected by your phone during setup. It offers an alternative to fingerprint ID, which doesn’t work well when fingers are wet. Of course, the four-digit passcode will still work.