Get C-Suite to Buy In and Prioritize Mobile Outside of IT for Greater ROI
Align mobile initiatives with organization-wide business goals, get the support of the C-suite, and balance off the shelf with custom approaches: these are among the best strategies in order to gain maximum return on investment from enterprise mobility projects, according to a new report from IBM.
How Enterprises Can Facilitate IT, Line of Business Collaboration for App Development
Organizations are developing far fewer apps than projected demand from business users. This is often because organizations struggle to develop coherent mobility strategies that integrate with their business processes. Read this piece for four tips to help facilitate collaboration between IT and line of business for mobile app development in the enterprise.
How to Get Data Analytics Right and Avoid the ‘Swivel Chair Effect’ for Employees
Over the last five to ten years, IT departments have favored standalone self-service analytics tools to improve the capabilities of different business teams. However, it looks like these analytics tools are being rejected by users. The 2017 State of Embedded Analytics Report has shown only 21 percent of users who have access to these tools actually use them.
Eliminate Complex Development with Low-Code Solutions for Delivering Enterprise Mobile Apps
A new category of mobile app development has firmly laid its ground in the market, one that promises to help users develop enterprise apps quickly and efficiently. As most organizations struggle to fill in the gaps of limited internal development resources, lack of budget and time to deploy custom apps to their employees, low-code platforms are giving non-technical users the power to develop fully-functional enterprise apps quickly.
Cyber-Attacks Using Legitimate Tools, Symantec Reports
Symantec released the latest edition of its Internet Security Threat Report on April 26, providing insight into security trends over the course of the past year. Among the big trends noted by Symantec in the 77-page report is a sharp increase in politically motivated attacks as well as an increase in ransomware payouts.
US Ad Market Shift from Mobile-First to Mobile-Only
According to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), and prepared by PwC US, mobile ads accounted for 51 percent of the ad spend in the US.
Execs Bet on Industrial IoT But Firms Lag in Readiness
Many companies are unprepared for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), but most executives at those companies realize that the future of their business depends on it, according to a new study from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. The study also suggests that large-scale integrators and other channel partners will be among the biggest IIoT beneficiaries over the next several years.
Eighty-Five Percent of Enterprises Will Start Deploying Windows 10 By End of 2017
Analyst house Gartner projected Windows 10 for record enterprise adoption as far back as 2015 – and now a new note from the company says 85 percent of enterprises will have started deployments by the end of 2017. The figure comes from a survey conducted in the last quarter of 2016 in Brazil, China, France, India, the UK, and US. Almost half (49 percent) of respondents said security improvements were the primary reason for migrating, with cloud integration capabilities (38 percent) the second most popular driver.
Smartphone Shipments Are Still On the Rise
Worldwide smartphone shipments grew by 4.3 percent, according to research firm IDC. The figure is a few ticks above the firm’s previous first-quarter forecast of 3.6-percent growth. Samsung regained the title of “world’s largest smartphone vendor” from Apple during the first quarter thanks to shipments of 79.2 million smartphones, IDC said. Samsung’s position was bolstered by deep discounts on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which helped clear out inventory and make way for the new S8 and S8 Plus, the firm said.
Things to Consider for Enterprise App Development
Enterprise mobility being an important strategy for the business process and operation of the majority of organizations, the enterprise mobile app development has continued to gain more momentum and prominence. According to recent predictions, by 2020 the mobile workforce is expected to reach 100-million benchmark in the US alone. Practically there is no rein on the growth of enterprise mobility presently. So check out 6 vital tips for enterprise mobile app development.
AI Will Allow Us to Work More Flexibly, Says Employees
Two pieces of research have hit this publication’s inbox, which gives a further indication to the rise of artificial intelligence among businesses and employees. A study from Adecco found that almost half of employees (48 percent) surveyed believed AI would enable them to work more flexibly, while research from Rocket Fuel argued the majority of millennials say it can help brands in terms of informing better buying decisions.
Google Shares Its Tiered Approach to Enterprise Mobile Security in New Paper
Google has shed light on the tiered access method it employs in managing the devices of its more than 61,000 employees in a new whitepaper – with the aim to get IT administrators to deploy it in their own organizations.
The Future of Production: IoT, AI, Robotics, Wearables and 3D Printing
Rapid technological change is transforming the production of goods and services throughout much of the global economy. This transformation will accelerate exponentially, as we are still only in the early stages of the curve. A research report from the World Economic Forum and A.T. Kearney, titled “Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production”, explores the impact of new technologies on the future of production, based on over a year of quantitative and qualitative research.
AppConfig Community Catches on With Enterprise Mobile App Developers
An increasing number of mobile developers are building enterprise apps designed to work with multiple management products. The AppConfig Community, an industry group that promotes the use of common mobile application management features, now counts 1,400 individual developers and 90 independent software vendors as members. That’s up from 160 and 60, respectively, from when the organization formed last year.
Mobile Commerce Trends: The Smartphone’s Rise as an Online Purchasing Device
With each year that passes, we see mobiles close in on PCs/laptops as the top commerce device. Mobiles are now in prime position when it comes to the research and advocacy phase, and the same could soon be true for the transaction phase of the purchase journey. While PCs and laptops were the clear favorite for completing online purchases at the end of 2015, now there’s a difference of just 5 percentage points.
Hyundai Mobile App Patched for Car Hacking Vulnerabilities
Hyundai Motor America is patching its Blue Link Mobile application for several vulnerabilities that could have potentially exposed vehicle owners to risk. The Blue Link Mobile application works with Hyundai vehicles from the 2012 model year and newer, providing remote locking and unlocking capabilities, as well as location services and vehicle starting.
Eight Obstacles to Overcome in Your Digital Transformation Journey
Enterprises with lofty digital transformation goals must take caution: The road will not always be smooth, largely due to human behavior rather than the new technology itself. “We’re at the cusp of trying to understand what digital is as an industry,” said Khalid Kark, managing director of Deloitte LLP, and director of research for Deloitte’s CIO Program. “We’re just starting to recognize the huge amount of impact digital will have.” Here are eight common challenges that arise during digital transformation projects, so you can be prepared to navigate any bumps in the road.
Apple Patents Method to Charge Devices Wirelessly Using Wi-Fi Router
Another patent granted to Apple could mean that users of the company’s devices can one day charge them without the use of cables or charging docks — rather, all they would require is a purpose-built Wi-Fi router.
Digital Survival: The Transformation Imperative
Many discussions of digital transformation focus on marketing metrics such as page views, clicks, and even mentions in the press. Although marketing is important, this limited and unsophisticated view ignores underlying issues such as improving business speed, agility, and responsiveness to customers. Only by rethinking business models can we meaningfully gain benefit from digital transformation in departments across the company including operations, supply chain, manufacturing, and customer service.
Misconceptions About IoT Systems and Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the latest buzzword in the IT industry. Everything from the dishwasher and fridge to TVs and cars has become connected due to the Internet of Things, and with AI, many think that these products are going to think like human beings. Given these advances in technology, IoT systems equipped with AI would likely bring even greater value – or would they? To answer this question, let’s look at the state of AI and how we use it today.
Digital Transformation in the Aviation Sector
In the aviation sector today, an effective digital strategy is critical for long-term success. The role of digital technology has changed from being a source of marginal efficiency gains to becoming the foundation for transformation, and increasingly companies are recognizing the need to innovate – both to stay ahead of legacy competitors and to pre-empt the disruption of established business models by ambitious and nimble digital natives. In this paper we discuss digital transformation in the aviation sector, focusing in particular on the following four themes.