Enterprise Mobility Market Heading to $5.5 Billion By Decade End
The Australian enterprise mobility market is predicted to approach $5.5 billion by 2020 as businesses invest more in mobility management tools, according to a new report from telecoms research firm Telsyte.
Businesses Sacrifice Security to Get Apps Released Faster
As the app economy continues to drive change in IT security, businesses struggle to meet customer demands while keeping their data secure. Strong security is essential in an application-centric world, but new research by Coleman Parkes shows businesses are sacrificing security in order to improve speed-to-market for their app offerings.
MobileIron Bridge Fills Windows 10 Application Deployment Void
IT professionals have a new option for Windows 10 application deployment and management. MobileIron Bridge allows IT to deploy legacy apps to Windows 10 PCs through the company’s enterprise mobility management platform. The product also lets admins set granular policies on Windows 10 PCs the same way they can on mobile devices. The ability to deploy all types of desktop apps through the same enterprise app store centralizes management for IT and provides a better user experience, experts said.
PowWow Mobile Becomes Latest AppConfig Member
San Francisco-based enterprise mobility platform provider PowWow Mobile has become the latest member of the AppConfig Community, an organization which focuses on transparency and best practice in enterprise applications. The community, launched at this year’s Mobile World Congress with IBM MaaS360, JAMF Software, MobileIron and VMware AirWatch as founding members, now has more than 75 ISVs signed up.
Sprint Unveils Unlimited Freedom Mobile Plan for Business Users
Sprint has unveiled its latest Unlimited Freedom for Business mobile phone plans that cut costs for business users compared to Sprint’s previous pricing plans and provide unlimited talk, texting and 4G LTE data while users are on the company’s network.
‘The Time to Act Is Now’ for Digital Transformation
Dell Technologies has collaborated with Vanson Bourne in order to conduct research on digital transformation and whether or not businesses are ready for what is being called the fourth Industrial Revolution: the digital age.
Google’s New Mobile Index for Search
Google is breaking out a mobile-only search index that will deliver more up-to-date results to smartphones than the ones it gives desktop users. According to Search Engine Land, Google will soon start indexing search results for mobile separately to the desktop, and the mobile version will be its primary index. The change is expected to happen within months.
The Three Remaining Obstacles to Ubiquitous Workforce Mobility
According to Citrix, “61 percent of workers report working outside the office at least part of the time.” In the United States, IDC estimates that the mobile worker population will surpass 105 million by 2020. While some industries, such as healthcare, supply chain and hospitality are more mature in how they invest to meet the demands or their mobile workforce; every industry is increasing its commitment to mobilization. In fact, spending on enterprise mobility is anticipated to exceed $1.85 trillion by 2019.
VMWare Decides to Move Data Center Cloud Over to AWS
VMware and Amazon Web Services, major IT players that often aren’t mentioned in the same sentence because many of their products compete in the same markets, revealed a new partnership that will result in all of VMware’s cloud infrastructure software being hosted on AWS.
Facebook Opens Up Enterprise Collaboration Tool Rebranded As Workplace
Social giant Facebook has announced it is making Workplace – formerly Facebook at Work – available “to any company or organization that wants to use it.” In a post announcing the move, the company explained the tool’s new features, which separate it from its consumer equivalent, including dashboards for analytics and integration with single sign-on.
Five Myths About Digital Transformation Every CEO Must Know
Kumar Parakala spoke to more than 30 CEOs over the last 12 months about a range of topics including digital transformation. He wanted to know what they thought about the digital revolution sweeping the world. The good news is that more than 50 percent of CEOs believed that digital sales, digital marketing, social media and analytics will seriously impact their business and revenue in the next three years.
Red Hat Launches Open Source Low-Code Workforce Management Modules
“Modern applications are complex, multi-tiered and omnichannel,” wrote Forrester Research’s Jeffrey Hammond and Michael Facemire in an August report on mobile experience development. “They arrive faster, scale up and down as necessary, and create value quicker than traditional applications – and developers often compose, rather than code, them.
Sixteen Percent of Companies Are “Ready” for Digital Transformation
A recent study, Leaders 2020, revealed that the lack of executive preparedness is a liability for success in the digital economy. Many of us may feel like we’re closer to acing the journey to transformation, but according to the research, only 16 percent of companies surveyed actually are prepared to successfully take on transformation.
Survey: Enterprise App Advertising is Proving Profitable for Marketers
The “Mobile App Marketer Industry Trends Survey” conducted in Q3 2016 by Apsalar found that 84 percent of app marketers designate revenue as their primary KPI (not install counts). Nearly half consider in-app marketing and advertising to be the primary revenue stream for their enterprise’s app. In addition, 34 percent of enterprise apps have multiple streams of revenue, according to mobile marketers.
Microsoft: Carriers Need to Embrace Digital Transformation
Telecom operators should think in a different way in order to launch digital transformation strategies, Bob de Haven, GM of worldwide communications and media at Microsoft, said. “Microsoft is now a different company compared to what it was two years ago. The company has shifted from a productivity-based company around the office to a cloud-first, mobile-first company.”
Five Essential Elements of Scalable Enterprise Applications
Scalability has traditionally been about shifting resources or capacity up or down depending on demand. In the industrial era, it applied to factories and supply chains. Today, it increasingly means the ability to dynamically deliver the right amount of IT to support whatever your business needs, wherever it needs it. Growing businesses need to scale their operations. Workday CTO Stan Swete outlines five essential elements to look for in scalable enterprise applications.
HMRC’s Digital Transformation – DevOps In a Word After Aspire
As HMRC continues its transition away from the Aspire outsourcing contract, one Agile development firm talks through the DevOps role in shaping a digital tax regime. Until recently, the good ship HMRC had seemed to be all at sea in technology terms, with a dead whale onboard – the once lauded Aspire deal. Now that carcass is being slowly heaved overboard – while the government’s auditors voice concerns – but who or what is taking its place?
Microsoft is Phasing Out Its LightSwitch Business App Development Tool
It’s official: Microsoft is phasing out its LightSwitch business-app development tool. The move probably won’t surprise many, as Microsoft has been pushing for a while PowerApps as its newest tool for developing line-of-business apps. In an Oct. 14 blog post, Microsoft officials said Visual Studio 2015 — which will be supported until 2020 — is the last Visual Studio release that will include LightSwitch.
Salesforce Rules Out Twitter Bid
Salesforce is no longer interested in acquiring Twitter, following weeks of talks. Twitter is “not the right fit for us for many different reasons,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told the Financial Times.
GE Startup Will Usher in the ‘Future of Work’
General Electric, the largest industrial company in the US, says it has developed processes that more than double the speed of innovation and which have the potential to completely restructure its own business. GE will next week launch its first business venture, called Fuse, which will test a hugely ambitious and radical approach to creating new companies through processes and technologies designed to harness the work of global crowds of experts.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions
In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.
First of Its Kind: Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation Agreement
A major announcement highlights a groundbreaking partnership making NYPA the first power provider to enter into an enterprise-wise digital transformation agreement with GE Power.
What New Update Process for Windows 7 and 8.1 Means for Enterprises
Starting October 11, Microsoft will change its update method for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the dominant versions of Windows in the enterprise, to match the way updates are handled in Windows 10. What this means to enterprises is that you can no longer choose specific patches from a long list of updates that Microsoft is proposing to send you. With the new approach, you must take all of an update or nothing.
How Key Features of Google Pixel, Apple iPhone 7 Stack Up
The battle for smartphone supremacy is on between Apple and Google. On Oct. 4, Google announced its new Pixel smartphone, the first to be designed and engineered by the company. The Pixel comes with the customer’s choice of a 5-inch or 5.5-inch display, a refined design and Google’s latest Android Nougat operating system. At its core, the Pixel is a high-end smartphone designed to take on Apple.
“Gig Economy” Workers and Digital Platforms
The digital drivers of the so-called “gig economy” — companies like AirBnB, Etsy, or Uber — have garnered plenty of attention. However, only a small fraction of independent workers in the US and Europe use digital platforms to earn an income, according to a new report. Up to 162 million people in the US and EU participate in the independent workforce, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute — somewhere between 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population.
Canada Lags Behind in Fostering Digital Platform Innovation
Platform-based businesses from Salesforce to Uber have become some of the world’s biggest economic success stories in recent years, but Canada’s government and business leaders have been slow to foster the type of innovation culture that leads to more of them, according to a recent study by professional services firm Accenture PLC.