Enterprises Shifting IT Strategy with Mobile At The Heart of Change
The majority of enterprises continue to rely on third-party vendors for IT services – but the plan is to take IT in-house, according to a new survey from B2B research firm Clutch. The study, which polled 582 IT decision makers, found that of enterprises who outsource their IT needs, four in five are trending towards hiring domestic providers as opposed to offshore in 2017.
Digital Disruption is Coming, But Most Businesses Don’t Have a Plan
Most business leaders agree that digital transformation — a wave of business innovation fueled by technology — is disrupting their business or soon will be, but fewer than half have enacted a digital strategy, according to a new report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.
How Enterprises Can Facilitate IT, Line of Business Collaboration for App Development
Organizations are developing far fewer apps than projected demand from business users, according to Gartner. This is often because organizations struggle to develop coherent mobility strategies that integrate with their business processes. Read this blog post for four tips to help facilitate collaboration between IT and line of business for mobile app development in the enterprise.
Amazon, eBay, Google Maps Apps for Apple Watch Vanish. Will They Ever Return?
Several major brands have dropped their Apple Watch apps in the past few weeks. Curiously, no one seems to have noticed. Among the apps that no longer work on the Apple Watch are the ones from eBay, Amazon, Google Maps, and Target. Their disappearance was first spotted by Apple Insider, which notes Google Maps was removed several weeks ago, while Amazon and eBay support has been missing for a few days.
Report: Smartphone Owners are Using 9 Apps Per Day, 30 Per Month
Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being roughly one-third to one-half of the apps users have installed on their smartphones. And using those apps is a daily habit, as people now launch an average of at least 9 apps per day, the report found.
Cloud And The IoT in Practice
Let’s be honest: the IoT is still a new market involving new technologies, and standards that apply across the whole of the IoT space are rare. This is to be expected for new technologies; as ZDNet’s report, Harnessing IoT in the Enterprise, points out: “In many areas of the IoT, there are undoubtedly shakeouts and consolidations to come in the standards arena–yet another thing for hard-pressed CIOs to keep an eye on.”
Embracing RMAD: How to Figure Out if Low Code/ No Code App Development is For You
Research carried out by Gartner, which predicted that the demand for mobile applications would outstrip the number of app developers by 2019, still looms large over the mobile app industry. The way CTOs and CIOs cope with the developer shortage could make or break their company’s technological expansion. For those who have identified the potential in making the app production process more sustainable, the term ‘low-code development’ might sound familiar.
Report Sees Deloitte Leading ‘Digital Transformation’ Market
A new report finds Deloitte ahead of other Big Four firms in the global market for “digital transformation” services. The report, from Source Global Research, estimates the size of the market at $23 billion worldwide. It includes investments by companies in changing their technology infrastructure and business model. The researchers estimate the Big Four together hold 21 percent of the market among consulting firms, including 12 percent captured by Deloitte.
It’s Time to Seriously Assess Your Mobile App Strategy
Are you managing your mobile enterprise apps—or are they managing you? Mobile enterprise applications are exploding in number and variety across the North American business sector. Having said that, it’s understandable that many of today’s businesses are overwhelmed when it comes to determining when and how to properly create and implement effective mobile software applications. This paper examines seven steps for developing a current, secure, and well-managed mobile app portfolio.
One-Third of Business Leaders See Benefits from Digital Transformation
About nine in 10 (89 percent) of business leaders confirmed their organizations are undertaking digital transformation initiatives leveraging digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, according to Fujitsu.
Tablet Shipments Take a Huge Nosedive During the First Quarter of 2017
Global tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2017 fell by 34.5 percent compared with the previous quarter, representing a year-on-year decline of 9.3 percent, according to market intelligence firm TrendForce.
How The Four Cs of Innovation Can Lead to Successful Digital Transformation
Companies undergoing digital transformation face many barriers, some of which are self-imposed, according to Steven Peltzman, chief business technology officer of Forrester Research. Some employees believe that innovation has to be large and expensive, he said. Others feel that they are too busy with their day-to-day work to disrupt operations.
Cloud, Mobile, AI and the Unbundling of Enterprise Apps
The traditional suite of enterprise applications — ERP, HCM, CRM and SCM, or more prosaically money, people, sales and spend — reflects the functional organization of the traditional enterprise. In other words, these applications have their roots in functions that were originally defined by the need to marshall operations using the flow of paper documents around the twentieth-century enterprise. But those functional boundaries are beginning to dissolve in the digital enterprise.
Digital Transformation Pushing Organizations to Reinvent IT Roles
Digital transformation of businesses across the globe are forcing organizations to re-imagine the role of their IT functions to stay competitive and relevant, according to a survey. From a role confined to maintenance of IT infrastructure, chief information officers of enterprises now find themselves improving business processes, according to the The EY-CIO Klub Enterprise IT Trends and Investments Survey 2017.