Why You Don’t Just Need Enterprise Apps – But An App Store With It
“The idea of an app store is to give more empowerment for business users. It delivers a clear message: IT lets you use the best tools to perform your work, help yourself and take control. So it is not just an app store, it is a cultural change for IT and business.” So said writer Sue Marquette Poremba in a piece for IT Business Edge on the power of enterprise app stores.
US Businesses Overspending On BYOD Reimbursements
Another day, another BYOD performance study: this time, from mobile platform and content services firm Syntonic, which argues that US businesses are overspending by the tune of more than $2.6 billion annually on BYOD reimbursements.
How Cloud, Mobile Are Changing IT, Security Management: Study
Nearly half of North American end-users claim they connect more personally owned devices to corporate networks than they did 10 years ago. Sixty percent of IT pros around the globe claim their businesses permit the use of cloud-based apps. Both statistics point to the future of productivity and sources of security concern for IT managers. The data points come from two surveys conducted by IT management software provider SolarWinds.
Google Highlighting Mobile-Optimized Pages in Search Results
Google has started marking websites that are optimized for viewing on mobile devices with an “AMP” icon in mobile search results. The idea is to give users a way to identify sites that will load faster on smartphones and tablets and provide what the company says will be an overall better viewing and navigating experience than sites that are not optimized for mobile environments.
Digital Transformation and Why It Is a Must-Have for an Organization
A recent study has revealed that most marketers still struggle to develop digital campaigns across multiple channels that can resonate and reach a wide group of global audiences. Just 19 percent of the marketers felt that they excel in this sphere. The revelation was that 45 percent of them rated themselves below par on their ability to create engagement with employees, partners, and customers on grounds of completely integrated digital channels.
Mobility, Cloud Services Drive SA Digital Transformation
The adoption of enterprise mobility and cloud services by businesses in South Africa is helping to drive digital transformation initiatives in the country. This is according to a recent report from IDC sponsored by Avaya: The Path to Digital Transformation in EMEA and APAC.
BYOD Could By Losing Its Shine
IDC forecasts that 75 percent of Europe’s workforce will be mobile by 2018. Work devices are no longer machines for spreadsheets and calls alone. They now aid collaboration, management, planning, and creative tasks. Not just that, they also feature in the personal lives of employees as well. And it’s that crossover between corporate and personal usage that made BYOD such a runaway success.
Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry
The driverless future of automobiles is becoming more of a certainty every week. Last month, the first self-driving taxi’s hit the streets in Singapore. Just last week, Uber unveiled their first self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh. So how do companies in the automotive industry transform into digital companies and embrace the connected future of transportation? Microsoft is helping answer this question with a new report titled “The future of automotive: Scenarios driving the digital transformation of an industry.”
Lack of IoT Security Is Huge Risk for Critical Enterprise IT Sytems
The biggest single problem for security of the Internet of Things is that for the most part there isn’t any and most of the things that need securing can’t be readily updated to include it.
Most Senior Executives Believe Investment in Digital is Important
According to a survey of 501 global business leaders conducted by IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide and published in Hunt Scanlon, 80 percent of senior executives stated that they believe investment in digital transformation within their organization is very or extremely important to future success.
What to Expect from Google’s Upcoming Smartphone Announcement
Google scheduled a media event for Oct. 4 where it will likely take the wraps off its latest Android phones. The company’s event announcement – a cryptic video published on Google’s YouTube page – gave utterly no details besides the date — but the rumor and leak circuit has already unveiled a decent amount about the upcoming flagships.
At Barclays, Digital Transformation Begins With Its People
Several years ago, UK banking giant Barclays set itself the goal of having “the most digital savvy workforce in UK retail,” says Dave Shepherd, the bank’s head of frontline help. But he and his colleagues quickly discovered that it wasn’t enough simply to give its staff the tools.
IBM Bets on Swift to Shake Up Enterprise App Development
Apple Inc.’s popular open-source programming language Swift received major backing from IBM Corp. recently when the information technology giant announced a new runtime, or set of reusable programs, that allows Swift to be used on IBM’s Bluemix cloud applications platform.
BMC Engage – Digital Transformation Issues That Could Screw You Up
The notion that emerged at the BMC Engage conference – that digital transformation is really a societal revolution – opens up many issues to consider, and here some of them are discussed by the company’s sales supremo, Jason Andrew.
Apple Chief Says AR Will Trump VR in Commercial Scenarios
As the CEO of a company that shrouds its product development in secrecy, Apple’s Tim Cook knows how to fan the flames of speculation. In an interview with ABCNews last week, Cook said that augmented reality is likely to surpass their virtual reality in a commercial context.
Huawei Facilitates Digital Transformation in Different Phases
On the first day of the Latin America Broadband Forum 2016, Dr. Margaret Hu, President of Huawei Global Wireless Network Marketing Dept, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Huawei Facilitates Digital Transformation in Markets in Different Phases.” In her speech, Margaret Hu put forward the “Three-Phase ICT Transformation” theory and Huawei’s four transformation principles, indicating the digital transformation direction for operators.
Disney CEO – Using Digital Technology to Reach More Customers
Last month Disney announced it would pay $1 billion for a one-third stake in technology and streaming business BAMTech and launch a new web-based ESPN service later this year. As we noted at the time, it’s another sign that even the most powerful and long-standing of global brands can’t resist the tide of digital transformation.