Rapid Mobile App Development: Where Are We Today?
According to estimates from Gartner in its recent market examination of rapid mobile app development, there are more than 30 companies playing in what is only one part of the enterprise mobility space. So where are we with RMAD today?
How to Unlock Tech Industry Digital Transformation
It’s no surprise that tech companies are vested in the digital transformation of their customers. But many tech companies find it difficult to leave their product-centric models behind and focus on customer outcomes. That’s just one of the findings from a study published recently by Forrester Research.
Gartner Argues Organizations Need to Excel in Two Dimensions
According to analyst house Gartner, IT leaders and CIOs must excel in two dimensions of mobility, with the convergence of organizations, people, things and devices, adding that these industry leaders must master mainstream mobility and get ready for the post-app world.
Digital Transformation at Microsoft Ignite
Two phrases are everywhere at the Microsoft Ignite conference this week: digital transformation and hybrid cloud. Digital transformation seems to be the theme of the show, and just about every Microsoft executive I’ve heard has worked the phrase into their talks, underscoring how every business is changing to take advantage of digital technologies, and introducing new ways to interact with customers and employees.
Blackberry Crumbles After Two Decades
You can’t say he didn’t give it a shot. In fact, John Chen can probably be accused of sticking with handset manufacturing for several quarters longer than was sensible. But yesterday the BlackBerry CEO bowed to the inevitable and called it quits. After almost two decades, BlackBerry will halt all internal hardware development and outsource it instead to various partners, with BlackBerry picking up royalties on units sold.
Lufthansa CIO Roland Scutz On Digital Transformation in the Skies
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is undergoing rapid digital transformation, in part to better leverage an influx of passenger data from smartphones and other devices via the Internet of Things, according to the airline’s chief information officer, Roland Schütz.
What You Need to Know About Google G Suite
Do you use Google Apps for Work? If so then you now use Google G Suite following a rebranding of Google’s cloud-based productivity suite that includes Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Hangouts etc. At the same time, Google is ramping up its use of machine learning to bring some interesting new capabilities to Drive users. They’re not all fully baked across all platforms but they are coming at a fast clip.
A New Generation of CIO Thinking Emerges
The data keeps piling up: Tech spending and digitization of the enterprise is happening outside of IT as never before. There’s no easy way to say it: The role of the CIO to lead the tech enablement of our organizations is steadily eroding as strategic technology decisions are more rapidly being made elsewhere in the organization.
The Role of Data in Digital Transformation
There is not a single aspect of business today that has remained untouched by digital technologies. A recent survey from Progress found that businesses are beginning to recognize the tremendous importance of implementing a digital strategy, with more than half of respondents reporting that data connectivity and integration are critical components for digital transformation.
European Enterprises Risk Failure as They Struggle with Mobility Basics
A study, conducted by SOTI in collaboration with industry analyst firm Ovum, found fundamental failings and regional inconsistencies are playing havoc with European enterprises working to adopt mobility for strategic gains and derive value from mobile investments. Half of European businesses are failing to impose basic enterprise mobility management the cornerstone of a fully connected enterprise strategy.
Cloud Computing Embraced as Cost-Cutting Measure
When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it’s public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.
Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
Cloud is at The Heart of Digital Transformation, Make Sure DevOps Is Too
If your organization is embracing digital transformation, then cloud is at the epicenter of that transformation. Your DevOps team should be too. That was the overarching theme of a recent iSpeak DevOps webinar, Building a Cloud Service Platform that outlined success factors and best practices in creating a cohesive cloud strategy and platform.
GSMA: Mobile Impacts Sustainable Development Goals
A study, ‘2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals,’ developed by Deloitte for the GSMA, identified three primary ways that the mobile industry can accelerate progress against the Sustainable Development Goals: expand the global mobile network footprint and connect subscribers to voice and data services; enhance the quality of connectivity and ease of access and innovate mobile-enabled services to meet sustainable development needs; and contribute to sustainable development policy alongside governments and agencies.
Microsoft Takes Security to the Edge With Windows Defender Application Guard
With many cyber attacks now initiated through the browser, endpoint security is something all businesses need to take seriously. Among announcements at Ignite, Microsoft trailed security enhancements across a range of its products, including the Edge browser. Windows Defender Application Guard will be available to Windows 10 Enterprise users from next year and aims to make Edge the most secure business browser.
Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation is the process of transforming a business from one state to another – from a state where businesses operate in Human time, to a state that operates in Digital time and finally to Future time. Businesses today must digitally transform in order to compete in all three of these time continuums simultaneously.
Winning the Tech Talent War as Digital Transformation Heats Up
This year’s report from Tech Nation, which offers insight into the state of the UK’s digital market, identified 58,000 digital tech companies across the British isles. It revealed over 80 percent of areas in the UK have seen growth in digital turnover, digital jobs and advertised digital salaries.
VXL Software’s New Fusion EMM Agent Now Supports The Latest Android OS
Leading developer of software and hardware solutions, VXL, announced the release of its new Fusion EMM agent update that supports the latest Android Nougat (7.0) operating system. Ensuring all Android mobile devices are optimized for both work and personal use, this new Google release comes with some notable updates to the operating system with an array of enhanced features including more security for data protection, improved management capabilities and increased end-user control.
AI Can Add $814 Billion to the UK Economy By 2035
Artificial intelligence could add an additional $814bn to the UK economy by 2035, increasing the annual growth rate of gross value added to 3.9 percent from 2.5 percent. The research carried out by Accenture and Frontier Economics expects AI to double annual economic growth rate in 12 developed economies and increase labor productivity by about 40 percent by 2035.