How MaaS Relates to the Changing Face of Enterprise Mobility
Managed mobility services, or mobility as a service, is an area of enterprise mobility which feels almost hot and cold at the same time: while awareness is low, the opportunity is high. The idea is great on paper. Analyst firm Ovum put together a research report highlighting the six key components of an end-to-end enterprise mobility solution.
10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work
The line between enterprise app stores and consumer app stores is not cut and dried. For instance, consumer app stores carry enterprise apps that are used in business, and have areas cordoned off for business. For the most part, however, enterprise app stores have their own identity. Organizations have far tighter control in their own app marketplaces. This is but one of the many advantages offered by enterprise app stores.
IT Decision Makers Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Transformation
A recent study found 52 percent of the surveyed IT decision makers say they are challenged to keep pace with digital transformation. The research, conducted by Sungard Availability Services, found digital transformation is a high priority for 84 percent of businesses, but several obstacles can slow progress.
IFS Digital Transformation Survey
IFS revealed the findings of a survey of nearly 500 senior decision-makers from companies ranging across industrial manufacturing, construction, retail, oil and gas, automotive, energy and utilities, and other industries. Eighty-six of the respondents think that digital transformation will play a key role in their market but 40 percent lack a strategy for it.
On Changing CIO Roles and Building Smarter Cities
According to a recent research study from IDC, 40 percent of CIOs view themselves predominantly as ‘custodians of operational infrastructure’, compared to 25 percent who believed they were ‘business technology innovation officers’. We’ve all heard it before; CIOs need to move from being chief information officers to chief innovation officers, heavily prompted by digital transformation and the technological change about to hit organizations of all sizes.
Platforms – The Key to the Digital Enterprise
Demand for cloud-based services and delivery platforms have grown exponentially in the last few years. Thanks in no small part to the demands of innovative start-ups, app developers, content providers and established software players. This ban of old and new have turned to the cloud in unison for the same reason – seeking a cost-effective, scalable platform on which to build services and delivery mechanisms.
Millenials at Work: Tech is More Important Than Free Lunch
A Future Workforce Study questioned almost 4,000 employees in 10 countries working at various sized businesses. It found that almost half of global employees believe their current workplace is not smart enough, while 42 percent of millennial employees say they are willing to quit their job if office technologies are not up to their standard.
Digital Transformation is About People
Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of GE, kicked off 2016 in dramatic fashion: “I thought it was all about technology. This is something I got wrong. The people have to be different too.” He announced wide-ranging plans to switch GE’s business model and make changes to recruiting, to customer management, to technology.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion in Revenue
Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings for its 2016 fiscal year and earnings were higher than anticipated. Microsoft’s cloud business was the primary driver behind this growth. Highlights include Microsoft Azure, which grew 102 percent, and Enterprise Mobility customers nearly doubled from last year and now exceed 33,000.
Microsoft and IBM Team Up for Enterprise Apps
Microsoft has announced a deal with IBM to expand the Surface Enterprise Initiative and push out new apps for Surface tablets and Surface Book laptops to IBM’s enterprise customers.
Google Cloud Launches New Machine Learning API Into Open Beta
Building on the machine learning tools it unveiled earlier this year, Google Cloud Platform has announced it’s launching two machine learning APIs into open beta. The new Google Cloud Natural Language API allows a user to reveal the structure and meaning of text. Google promises support for a variety of languages, starting with English, Spanish, and Japanese.
Blackberry Brings in iOS Application
Canadian smart phone maker, BlackBerry Limited and Symphony Communication Services, LLC, the secure collaboration and workflow Technology Company, has announced the availability of Symphony’s iOS application on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.
Apple Drives First-Ever Decline in SmartWatch Sales
The global smartwatch market plunged 32 percent in the first half of 2016, according to fresh data from IDC, marking the first decline in a space that continues to live up to a considerable amount of hype. And Apple is leading the way down.
Not All HR Pros Ready for Digital Transformation
A new report from the Conference Board lists seven different kinds of “business impacts” technology is having, with corresponding effects on HR—closer customer relationships, customization, collaboration and co-creation, disruptive business models, transparency, blurring organizational boundaries and democratization.
Security Teams Consulted Too Late on Digital Transformation
Dimensional Research recently surveyed 631 IT decision-makers with responsibility for security from companies. Ninety-seven percent of respondents report their organizations were investing in digital technologies to transform their business: 72 percent of the respondents said their organizations had active projects in mobile, 68 percent in cloud and 37 percent involving the Internet of Things — all areas commonly associated with digital transformation.
Blackberry and AppDome Team Up
BlackBerry and AppDome today announced the availability of AppDome’s AppFusion service for the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform from BlackBerry. With AppDome, applications can take advantage of Good Dynamics’ specific secure workflow for enterprise apps without the need for developers to access the source code.
IDC Says Retailer Leader Will Drive Digital Transformation
As today’s consumer has come to increasingly expect more convenience, ease, and a compelling shopping experience, retailers must reexamine their business strategies. IDC Retail Insights provides retailers the tools for a digital transformation journey in the new report, IDC MaturityScape: Digital Transformation in Retail.
New Ultra-Rugged Tablets
DT Research has announced two new ultra-rugged Windows 10-powered tablets. The DT311H and DT301S Rugged Tablets are two new ultra-rugged tablets ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, and feature water-resistant detachable keyboards, internal hot-swappable batteries, and advanced hardware-software security.
How Open Source Guides Digital Transformation
Almost everyone can agree the digital era is being fueled by five primary forces — mobile, social, sensor technologies, big data and the cloud. But doesn’t open source play a role in digital transformation as well? That was one of the topics discussed last week during a roundtable discussion sponsored by MIT Technology Review Custom and EnterpriseDB.
How to Get the Most Out of iOS for Your Enterprise
Business leaders are now looking at which mobile platform is the best to use – and Apple is increasingly introducing new features that are attracting employees and their businesses with every iOS update and release. According to a recent Apple Trends Survey, iOS is the preferred platform for employees as it is viewed as easier to manage and considered the most secure platform.
Verizon to Support Digital Transformation
Delivering on its Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization strategy, Verizon Enterprise Solutions is launching Virtual Network Services that will enable enterprises to transition to a virtual infrastructure model. Driving this change is digitization of business, IP communications, Internet video, and mobile to cloud.