Gain More Control of BYOD Apps with an Enterprise App Store
IT departments are looking for any way possible to gain more control over the devices that are connected to the corporate network. One way that is growing in popularity is the enterprise app store. Gartner predicts that 25 percent of businesses will have an enterprise app store up and running by 2017.
Why and How to Build an Enterprise App Store
A growing number of companies are creating their own enterprise app stores. According to Kia Behnia, CEO of PowWow Mobile, enterprise app stores provide a single “shopping experience” for their employees to download business apps and content. Also, they support both a BYOD model and a “self-service” IT model where the employees are presented with a set of business applications and content based on the role of the user.
Google for Work Will Be Renamed Google Cloud
Google is ditching the “Google for Work” branding for its enterprise products, according to sources at The Information. Google is said to replace the name with “Google Cloud,” which will stretch across its business-focused productivity apps, cloud services, maps, Chromebooks and Android devices, search, and business services.
What iOS10 Means for Enterprise Mobile Apps
With day one support for iOS10, PowWow Mobile’s VP of Product explores the bevy of new features that enable its customers to transform and mobilize the enterprise using iOS10.
Keeping Up With the Pace of Digital Transformation
It’s no secret that digital processes are the key that unlocks competitive advantage and business success. A new report, “Accelerating the Pace and Impact of Digital Transformation,” from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services in association with the Genpact Research Institute, offers insights into the state of the digital enterprise. It states “only 21 percent of companies are truly reaping the transformative value of digital.”
Microsoft Announces Intune is Part of Android for Work Initiative
Microsoft has announced its enterprise mobility management suite Intune is now part of the Android for Work program. The announcement, made on an official company blog, outlined several new capabilities for the initial release. Microsoft plans to offer a broader set of management policies for Android devices – managing work profiles and defining permission policies for certain apps – as well as app install improvements and app configuration capabilities.
Enterprise Apps Require High-Performing Storage Solutions
Enterprise apps require high-performance storage, but even though flash has such capabilities, it’s mostly ignored by organizations, according to a new report. NetApp’s industry research on Flash adoption in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) has shown payment, CRM (customer relationship management), and business intelligence apps are the ones most performance demanding.
5 Keys to CIO’s Digital Transformation Success
Digital transformation offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets. A recent Forbes Insights ebook, CIO’s Guide to Digital Transformation: Why Data Holds the Key to Success, sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems, examines this opportunity and the advantage offered by enterprise data.
Outlook.com Pulls Files from Google Drive, Grabs Facebook Photos
Microsoft updates its web-based email client, allowing users to attach files stored on Google Drive and attach pictures from Facebook. The Outlook apps for iOS and Android already feature Google Drive support, enabling users to access their files on the cloud storage service. This week, Microsoft announced that it was extending similar functionality to Outlook.com.
Is ‘Digital Transformation’ An Overplayed Hand?
A new study by Tech Research Asia commissioned by Hitachi Data Systems has found that an astoundingly high proportion of respondents think their organization has begun an enterprise-wide program of digital transformation, yet very few could identify which of their peers was leading the program.
Why You May Need to Shake Up Your DevOps Team to Manage the Cloud
Cloud adoption is in full swing across all organizations and enterprises large and small. Availability, agility, and cost are top of mind for C-suite executives when it comes to their IT capabilities, and large-scale cloud adoption is seen as the solution. This trend is only starting to grow: IDC predicts cloud IT infrastructure spending will be 46 percent of total expenditures on enterprise IT infrastructure by 2019, reaching $53.1 billion.
Accenture Survey Finds Enterprises Moving Towards Network SDN and NFV
A new report from Accenture indicates high-valued enterprise customers could be the ticket in terms of driving a business case, with nearly all surveyed stating a belief that network services will be virtualized. In its survey of 363 small, medium and large enterprises, Accenture found 95 percent of respondents believe network services will be virtualized, with 89 percent indicating they will evolve to an “as-a-service” model within the next three years.
Mobile Commerce Surpasses Desktop Purchases
The time has come for retailers to rethink their mobile commerce strategies. According to the H1 2016 State of Mobile Commerce Report out today from Criteo, mobile commerce is surpassing desktop purchasing as mobile devices are beginning to dominate the commerce landscape.
GE Adds New Layers to its Digital Industrial Goals
GE’s bought up a couple of additive manufacturing firms as part of its evolution into “the premier digital industrial company”, an investment that could save it $5 billion internally, let alone tap into a lucrative revenue stream.
These 5 Breakthroughs Get You on the Path to Transformation
It’s hard work to persuade enterprises to take on cloud applications that bring digital transformation to core business functions. That’s one of the reasons a company like SaaS procure-to-pay vendor Coupa, which filed draft IPO papers last week, has to invest so much to grow its business.
Australian Businesses Approach to Digital Transformation ‘Aspirational’
When it comes to implementing enterprise-wide digital transformation programs Australian businesses are overstating their achievements, according to a new study from research firm Tech Research Asia. The report, Taking Digital to the Next Level, found Australian businesses are talking to the talk, acknowledging the critical importance of digital, but may be using the term “digital transformation” a little too liberally.