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.
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.
Lookout Integrates with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security
Lookout has announced the general availability of its integration of Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security. This integrated solution offers business customers the freedom and flexibility of mobile productivity, with enhanced capabilities for securing enterprise data and assets, including the ability to control access to company resources and data based on risk assessments provided by Lookout.
Why AR in the Enterprise is More Compelling Than the Consumer Vision
According to the latest note from analyst firm Juniper Research, the enterprise sector will form the majority of revenues in augmented reality applications and content, with the overall market forecast to hit $5.7 billion (£4.4bn) by 2021.
Microsoft Rolls Windows, Office, MDM into Secure Productive Enterprise
One of the many digital transformation-enabling announcements made during the Microsoft Ignite conference was the October release of the new Secure Productive Enterprise licensing option. Designed to enhance employee productivity while keeping a business’s data and digital content out of the hands of cyber-attackers, SPE plans bundle Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, along with an assortment of collaboration and analytics products.
Big Data, Analytics Market to Hit $203 Billion in 2020
IDC reports that the big data and business analytics market will grow to $203 billion over the next few years — a double-digit increase from this year. The banking industry is expected to be a big driver of this increase in spending, while IT and businesses services will lead most of the tech investing.
How Digital Transformation is Rewriting Business Rules
According to ITProPortal’s research of 4,000 mid-to-enterprise businesses around the world, respondents say a best-in-class digital business has transformation ingrained in its DNA. More than half of respondents have experienced significant disruption to their industries as a result of digital technologies. In the UK specifically, almost two-thirds (65 percent) of UK businesses believe digital start-ups will pose a threat to their organization, either now or in the future.
Google Taps Accenture in Enterprise App Push
Google recently announced a new effort to increase its presence in the enterprise, rebranding its B2B units as Google Cloud and G Suite. Then Accenture announced that it formed an alliance with Google to take advantage of Google’s renewed focus on the space. The professional services company said it will use Google technology to provide industry-specific cloud, mobile and data analytics solutions for its clients that are built on Google infrastructure.
DevOps Gives CRM a Boost for Service Organization
DevOps, a closer relationship between development and operations functions based on specific best practices, has emerged as one of the most widely adopted means for deploying and maintaining application solutions quickly and effectively. One can reasonably call it the application development equivalent of cloud computing in its popularity and utility.
AT&T, AWS Forge Cloud Computing, IoT, Networking Alliance
AT&T and Amazon Web Services have forged a multi-year partnership to integrate cloud and networking services. The ultimate aim is to enable joint customers to use AWS’ cloud services with AT&T’s network for everything from the Internet of things to security to big data to software-defined data centers and networking.
Google Assistant Signals Shift to AI-Centric Computing
The Google Assistant is central to Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s effort to align the company with what he sees as an epochal shift from mobile-centric to AI-centric computing. The Assistant is a voice-activated digital assistant similar to Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri.
Leading Your Digital Transformation
Approximately two-thirds of companies engaging in digital transformation are failing at making this crucial change work. The failures are usually not the result of faulty change management models. There are many excellent ones in the marketplace. Change – especially large-scale transformation – fails more often because of poor leadership than poor management. Remembering seven specific principles will help you get it right.
Can Facebook Really Do Enterprise Collaboration Right?
The enterprise collaboration space is already noisy, and it’s about to get even louder when Facebook at Work makes its long-awaited debut next week. The market is wide open for new entrants, because workers and the IT professionals that support them are “starved for good tools,” according to Tim Crawford, a former CIO who currently advises technology executives at large enterprises and blogs at AVOA.com. Crawford says no one set of tools has really hit the mark.
Key Drivers of Digital Transformation Are Also Key Challenges
Altimeter and Phronesis Partners surveyed 528 strategists and executives in North America and Western Europe across various industries about digital transformation. Perhaps troublingly, solid majorities of respondents rated each of six potential obstacles as “challenging” or “very challenging.”
PwC Study Finds Greater Trust in Cloud, More Security Spend
The 2017 Global State of Information Security Survey, conducted by PwC, surveyed more than 10,000 business and IT execs to learn about their current and future plans for protecting digital assets amid rising security risks. Sixty-three percent of the respondents stated they have moved IT functions to the cloud and 34 percent have moved customer service to the cloud. About one-third of organizations also entrust finance and operations to cloud providers.
CIOs Suffering From ‘Availability Gap’ in Battle for Digital Transformation
Research released by software provider Veeam argues that CIOs face an uphill battle in order to achieve their digital transformation goals. The study, which polled 100 UK CIOs, found that 82 percent say they suffer from an ‘availability gap’ – a gap between user needs and how effectively the business can ensure application and data availability. This is significantly up from the European average of 60 percent, Veeam argues.
Gartner Sees Phone Shipments Returning to Growth Next Year
Worldwide phone shipments are expected to grow again next year after shrinking in 2016, according to fresh data from Gartner. The market research firm said overall mobile phone shipments are on pace to decline 1.6 percent this year as markets around the world reach saturation and as handset upgrade cycles have lengthened.
APIs: Redefining The Future of Banking
Fintech may be the favorite discussions among financial institutions, regulators, academia and media. But behind the scenes, one of the bigger changes impacting the financial services industry is in their business model – the way banks market and sell their products and services, as well as how they engage customers.
Is The IT Budget Ready to Power Digital Transformation?
While 72 percent of CXOs report that it is ‘critical’ or ‘very important’ for an organization to turn to a digital business model, only 15 percent said their company is agile enough to build such a system, according to an August survey from Unisys and IDG Research.
Samsung to Acquire AI Platform Developer Viv
Samsung Electronics will acquire open artificial intelligence platform developer Viv, the company has announced. The deal shows the South Korean tech giant’s commitment to virtual personal assistants and delivering an AI-based open ecosystem across all of its devices, it said.