PowWow Mobile Expands to Asia Pacific Through Partnership with Japan’s NTT Software
PowWow Mobile, the leading enterprise mobility platform that allows companies to deliver powerful, modern native mobile apps quickly, simply and economically, has partnered with NTT Software, Japan’s leading technology integrator, to drive innovation and acceleration of enterprise mobile apps to its customers.
What You Need To Do If You’re Behind The Curve On Enterprise Apps
More businesses than ever are deploying apps for their employees to use. That should mean that those businesses have a strategy for which apps to deploy and why—right? Not so fast. Though a new study from Adobe found that the majority of departments (62 percent) think it’s important to “be ahead of the curve compared to competitors” with mobile apps, most departments (66 percent) believe they’re “on par or behind the curve” of their competitors.
Why The CIO Is Essential To Digital Transformation
Most businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation—but only 21 percent have implemented a firm-wide strategy, according to a recent survey from SAP and the Economist Intelligence Unit. The CIO is the most likely member of the C-suite to take ownership of digital transformation efforts, followed by the CEO. But, IT departments as a whole are falling short when it comes to digital transformation.
Apple’s Q4 Earnings: Keeping It Real In The Enterprise
iOS is the dominant enterprise mobility platform. According to the latest Mobile Security and Risk Review, Apple devices account for more than 80 percent of the business market share globally. A large enterprise app and services ecosystem is building up around iOS just the way it rallied around the consumer opportunity. Apple’s enterprise partnerships include the largest of business suppliers: IBM, Cisco, SAP, and Deloitte, along with hundreds of business app developers and go-to-market channel partners.
IDC’s CIO predictions for 2017
Analyst firm IDC has put together its predictions for the changing role of the CIO through 2017, and found that 40 percent of CIOs will not attain leadership roles in enterprise digital transformation through a lack of vision, credibility, or ability.
Microsoft Teams Collaboration Tool Launched Amidst Slack Broadside
Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Tools, a “new chat-based workspace that further enhances the collaboration capabilities in Microsoft Office 365.” The Redmond giant argues Teams is built on four ‘core premises’; the idea of a “hub for teamwork” across the whole of Office 365, persistent, threaded chat with team conversations visible to the entire team by default, customizable experiences, and global scale and advanced security.
NTT Data Closes Acquisition Of Dell Services
NTT Data closed its $3.1 billion acquisition of Dell Services on November 2, finalizing a deal that should help the Japanese company come closer to its goal of becoming one of the top five global IT services providers.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
The already high demand for developers is expected to increase even more as more enterprises — including non-tech companies — get serious about transforming themselves into entities capable of surviving in the digital economy. But will there be enough skilled code writers to meet it? These are some of the issues recent report from open source development platform Cloud Foundry touches upon.
The Merits Of Marginal Gains In Digital Transformation
Three years is a long time in the digital world: just long enough for the commonly used term – digital transformation – to curdle in the sun after its expiration date. Fast-forward to 2016, and a recent report suggests that business leaders in over 20 countries see digital transformation as critical, while almost half of respondents have no strategy in place. Moreover, 86 percent said digital transformation will play a key role in their market in the next five years. So, why is the rate of change at such a plodding pace?
IT Execs Note How Cyber Attacks Could Have Been Prevented
More than 40 percent of companies polled by IT and cloud management provider NetEnrich admit they have been victim to a cyber attack, with stolen or weak passwords the primary cause. Yet the research, which polled 174 respondents over a 24-hour period, also found that for 43 percent of those polled, attacks could have been prevented with a better policy in place.
Digital Transformation Budgets Will Top The Billion-Dollar Bar
Forrester recently released its 2017 digital business predictions, which focuses on the importance operational excellence plays in digital transformation. Here are three predictions for 2017 to prod the digital business conversation: digital transformation will tip from experiences to operations; transformation budgets will edge up into the billions; and brands will finally build holistic customer experiences that transcend touchpoints.
Red Hat’s New Enterprise Linux 7.3
Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. This update to Red Hat’s flagship Linux operating system includes new features and enhancements built around performance, security, and reliability.
Microsoft Launches Security Program For Azure IoT
Microsoft has launched a new program for its Azure cloud platform to help business customers strengthen their security posture amid the rise of the Internet of Things. Microsoft has partnered with security auditors to evaluate customers’ IoT infrastructure, detect security problems, and provide recommendations. Customers can choose an auditor to conduct examinations from the ground up, verifying devices, assets, gateways, and communication with the cloud.
VMware, AWS Preparing Hybrid Cloud Service
VMware and Amazon Web Services have partnered to build and deliver a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that promises to give customers the full software-defined data center experience. VMware Cloud on AWS will enable customers to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.
We’re ‘Not Immune’ To The Digital Transformation, Says IBM
As the enterprise moves to digital, IBM is internally making the change to be more agile in an on-demand business world. The company is rebooting senior leadership, and Michelle Peluso, chief marketing officer at IBM, is among the latest additions to the team.
Apple Watch Still Dominates The Smartwatch Market
Apple shipped 2.8 million of its Apple Watch wearables in the third quarter of this year, accounting for nearly half the total market for smartwatches. Analyst group Canalys calculated that total smartwatch shipments stood at 6.1 million for the quarter – an increase of 60 percent on last year.
Which Hybrid Cloud?
According to a 2016 survey of CIOs, digital strategists and technology directors by Cloudonomic, the biggest challenges to the implementation of cloud services are legacy systems and compliance/security risks. So it seems likely that the list of enterprises opting for an entirely cloud-based infrastructure will be short, and consists of startups with little or no legacy infrastructure or applications to take into account.
Android Widens Lead Over iOS
Worldwide phone shipments for the third quarter grew by six percent to 375 million units compared with the same time last year due entirely to Android, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Android phone shipments made up 87.5 percent of shipments for the quarter, up 3.3 percentage points year on year, according to the analyst.
Enterprise Mobility Market Prediction
According to a new market research report “BYOD & Enterprise Mobility Market by Software, Security, Service, Deployment, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2021”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market size is estimated to grow from USD 35.10 Billion in 2016 to USD 73.30 Billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 15.87 percent.
Companies Need New Levels of Engagement To Win Over Customers
The holy grail of sales is the satisfied customer, who not only buys your product or service, but is likely to come back for more and refer you to others. Technology designed to help companies capture sales is rampant, but can be overdone, said Joe Hughes, Ernst & Young principal-IT advisory digital and emerging technology customer lead.
Adobe Sensei Lets Customers Master The Art Of Digital Experiences
At Adobe MAX 2016 Adobe announced Adobe Sensei, a new framework and set of intelligent services for dramatically improving the design and delivery of digital experiences. Adobe Sensei’s intelligent services tackle today’s complex experience challenges—including image matching across millions of images, understanding the meaning and sentiment of documents and finely targeting important audience segments—leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning capabilities.
Nokia Says Live NB-IoT Trial Is First Of Its Kind In The Country
Nokia said a trial of narrowband Internet of Things on Finnish operator Sonera’s network has proven the potential of the technology to connect billions of devices. The vendor announced that the trial, conducted in the 800 MHz frequency band, was the first of its kind in Finland and also featured a world first connection of a roaming device over a commercial network using NB-IoT.