PowWow Mobile Acquires StarMobile
San Francisco-based PowWow Mobile has announced it is to acquire Atlanta-based StarMobile Inc. with the alliance aiming to produce what it claims as the “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform based on the richest IP and patent portfolio in the industry.”
Why The CIO Landscape Remains A Challenge With Digital Disruption
The environment for CIOs remains a challenging one in the face of digital disruption. A new report from Logicalis argues that CIOs have less control over IT spending than ever before, and are increasingly looking at partner-led services as a result.
BlackBerry Elaborates On ‘Enterprise Of Things’ Strategy
BlackBerry has announced the launch of the DTEK60 phone, the latest in its series of secure Android devices and another indicator of its software-centric current strategy. The DTEK60 is the second device in the Android series, with features including a 5.5” Quad HD display, fingerprint sensor, and a smart keyboard, which aims to learn from its users. The phone also comes with Android for Work and Google Play for Work as well as offering full enterprise mobility management support.
IBM Extends ‘Watson’ Cognitive Technology To Its Enterprise iOS Apps
IBM announced at its “World of Watson” event in Las Vegas that it intends to combine the cognitive computing technology with its MobileFirst for iOS enterprise apps.
Bank Of America’s Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company’s technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
GE Doubles Down On ‘Digital Twins’ For Business Knowledge
This month, Gartner issued a forecast, the “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends” likely to occur in 2017. Near the top of the list was “digital twins.” In this approach, a digital model of a machine or other asset is built and run in a virtual environment.
Adobe Report Gives Insight Into Enterprise Mobile App Landscape
The need for instant communication and an increasing mobile workforce is driving the “rapidly changing” enterprise mobile app landscape, according to a new report published by Adobe. The paper, titled ‘Driving Competitive Advantage With Enterprise Mobile Apps’ notes that “for organizations to be truly competitive and keep pace with the digital transformation required to be successful…mobile app strategies need to be more than just an outward focus – they need to expand to the enterprise.”
Digital Transformation In The Energy Sector
Through the application of digital transformation, EnerNOC has delivered more than $1 billion in customer savings to date, and Coreso’s (COoRdination of Electricity System Operators) ability to compile data for critical international energy flow monitoring and prediction has dropped from hours to minutes thanks to their implementation of Bonita BPM.
Samsung Acquires Tachyon For ‘Last Mile’ Of Mobile Configuration
Samsung has announced the acquisition of Tachyon, an enterprise mobile device configuration and development software provider, to assist with the “last mile” of configuration for Samsung’s enterprise mobile customers.
Apple And IBM To Revive The Macbook
Apple’s computers took center stage on Thursday, when Apple unveiled its latest Macs. With the iPad in a prolonged slump and iPhone sales stagnating, it makes perfect sense that it’s time for Apple to shore up the Mac. It also doesn’t hurt that IBM is offering a high-profile assist in the corporate market, where the Mac has only single-digit market share and enterprise deployments could turn the Mac into a growth business again.
India To Touch 1 Billion Mobile Subscriptions By 2020: GSMA Intelligence
A new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: India 2016’ by GSMA Intelligence indicates that by the end of June 2016, 616 million unique users had subscribed to mobile services in India, making the country the second-largest mobile market globally.
Gartner Highlights Importance Of Algorithms In Retail
In the new digital economy, retailers can best gain competitive advantage through the application of algorithms that reduce costs and grow top-line revenue, according to research firm Gartner. Speaking at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Australia recently, Kelsie Marian, principal research analyst at Gartner, said examples of algorithmic retail in action are emerging and yielding results for aggressive retailers.
A Look At How Retail Giant Walmart Is Becoming Open Source First
It’s rare that we speak to large, global enterprises that are redesigning their technology stack and culture around an open source first policy. However, that’s exactly what Walmart is doing. Since acquiring performance lifecycle management start-up OneOps four years ago, in order to implement a DevOps approach to its e-commerce environment, the retailer is also prioritising open source over everything else – with it having made a big investment in OpenStack for its infrastructure.
‘Too Little, Too Slowly’ Warning On Digital Transformation: Forrester
According to Forrester chief executives and boards have become increasingly aware that making incremental changes to the business may not go far enough. “Doing too little or going too slowly may place their firms at risk as they compete in a customer-led, digitally driven market,” Forrester warns in its “2017 predictions: dynamics that will shape the future in the age of the customer” report.