Why Enterprise Mobility Needs to Transcend Traditional IT
In a recent webinar, “Opening the Gates: Creating a Mobility Strategy That Empowers the Business”, Mike Jennett, research VP for IDC’s IT executive program, said enterprises need to think more broadly about mobility and be prepared for devices that work autonomously as well as understand that employees and customer are behaving much more like a 24/7 consumer. “It’s up to IT to build the infrastructure and tools to support that.”
How to Get the Most Out of iOS for Your Enterprise
According to the recent EnterpriseAppsTech Apple Trends Survey, iOS is the preferred platform for employees as it is viewed as easier to manage and considered the most secure platform.
Workflow Apps Are the Next Step in Mobility
To truly enable mobility, organizations need to start focusing on mobile apps that fuse multiple applications into one experience. hese “workflow apps” are a new concept that involves integrating the key functionalities of multiple apps into one app, said Brian Katz, director of end-user computing mobile strategy at VMware.
The Internet of Things to Be Most Connected Devices in 2018
Internet of Things sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23 percent compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021, according to an Ericsson report.
New Microsoft Authenticator App
Microsoft will begin rolling out its new unified “Microsoft Authenticator” app across a variety of mobile apps stores starting August 15. The new Microsoft Authenticator will combine different pieces of Microsoft’s current set of authenticator apps into a new single app that will work with both Microsoft accounts and Azure Active Directory accounts. The new app is meant for both consumer and enterprise customers.
Building The Foundation for Digital Transformation
According to The State of the Mobile Experience study, 91 percent of retail companies already have a mobile website, and 84 percent already have a mobile app. Likewise, 77 percent of retail decision makers with an existing mobile presence ranked their mobile strategy as seven or higher on a 10 point scale. However, retailers say they still struggle to integrate mobile with their overall business operations.
Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift in IT Spending to Cloud
IT spending is undergoing a shift from traditional sources, such as direct server and software license purchases, into public cloud computing. The amount of money IT will spend on cloud services this year is $114 billion, and will grow to $216 billion in the year 2020, according to a report released by Gartner.
LinkedIn Acquires Social-Selling Vendor
LinkedIn — which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft — has bought social-selling vendor PointDrive. PointDrive has an application that allows sales people to package their sales content for prospects and customers. LinkedIn is planning to integrate PointDrive’s app with its Sales Solutions line..
IBM, CSC Expand Their Cloud Deal to the Mainframe
IBM and CSC announced the expansion of an existing partnership that will bring IBM’s mainframe capabilities and cloud infrastructure to bear for CSC and its customers. Under the agreement, IBM will deliver its Cloud Managed Services offering for its z Systems mainframe platform—known as IBM Cloud for z—to CSC customers.
Schneider Electric Does IoT On Microsoft Azure
You may not know Schneider Electric, but if you’re an Internet of Things watcher, you should. Schneider, is a multinational industrial technology firm, is undergoing a full-on digital transformation with the help of Microsoft and its Azure.
ABI Research: Companies Need to Move Beyond EMM
According to the latest note from ABI Research, mobile application and service revenues are set to hit almost $430 billion by 2021 as companies expand further beyond mobility management.
How EuroStar Improved Efficiency Through Mobility
Eurostar has slashed employees’ mobile bills by 50 percent and improved maintenance times through a mobility initiative with enterprise mobility management firm MobileIron.
Apple, IBM and The Digital Transformation of Everything
IBM and Amica, the oldest US mutual automobile insurer, have announced a new Apple + IBM outcome in which iPads and iPhones will be used to handle insurance claims. I caught up with IBM and Amica to talk about it.
Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning to Apps
Microsoft has announced its latest Office 365 updates that will utilize its machine learning and natural language processing to bring smarter capabilities to Word, and also tweaks to features in PowerPoint and Outlook. “We are releasing a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps designed to save you time and produce better results,” Microsoft said in a blog post Tuesday.
Google’s Android Add-Ons Facilitate Work On Mobile
Google rolled out a series of third-party add-ons to Google Docs and Sheets making it easier to use the tools from a mobile device. The internet giant partnered with eight other companies to create the add-ons. For instance, a DocuSign add-on allows users to to pull up a document already saved in Google Docs and prepare it to be signed.
Samsung Outselling Apple iPhones
Recent reports showed the Samsung Galaxy S7 outselling the Apple iPhone 6s, and today’s IDC worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker report confirmed Samsung continues to lead the smartphone market thanks to strong S7 sales.
Cisco: What is a Successful Digital Transformation?
The potential benefits of digitizing, and risks associated with not adopting new digital technologies, are fast becoming more apparent. Cisco predicts that by 2020, 75 percent of companies will be digital and those that haven’t transformed, risk being left behind. Disruption of this kind is happening across every sector and every aspect of business and governance. Staying productive in this world, therefore, is a critical concern across the board.
SOTI Aims to Help in Enterprise App Standardization
Enterprise mobility management provider SOTI has become the latest company to join the AppConfig Community, an initiative focused on best practices for enterprise app development. SOTI’s primary product is EMM solution MobiControl, alongside help desk facilities Pocket Controller and MobiAssist. The company has been a frequent entrant in the Gartner EMM Magic Quadrants, finding a place as a visionary in this year’s ranking.
Report: Business, IT Decision Makers Closely Aligned on Tech Strategies
Business and IT leaders are much more closely aligned on IT strategies than commonly perceived, with the majority agreeing that the primary basis for making IT decisions should be to increase productivity and grow the business, according to a global Dell report.