Where Are The Enterprise Mobile Apps Going to Come From? Here Are The Top 5 Options
What if your team could make their own apps? There’s a huge range of vendors that aim to make it easier or simpler than writing them from scratch. Learn more about platforms specialize in providing solutions to their customers that make it “faster and simpler” to develop and deploy custom apps.
AppConfig Community One Year On
The AppConfig Community, an initiative to promote best practices for enterprise application development across native OS frameworks, has described its first 12 months of membership as ‘dramatic’ and ‘outstanding’, alongside confirming 40 more independent software vendors (ISVs) are to formally join “in the very near future.”
SmartUX Spotlight: Experience the Power of Connected Workflows with Smart Roaming
In the digital era, enterprise application workflows span multiple devices. With employees always on the move from the office, to home, visiting clients on-site and at 36,000 feet, they need the ability to seamlessly move from one device to another, while maintaining their previous work session. PowWow Mobile’s SmartUX Smart Roaming feature allows users to start a workflow on any device, such as a desktop, and continue the same workflow on a smartphone or tablet.
Bringing AI to Enterprise Integration
Driving long distances used to be a much more complicated affair, generally requiring maps, a sense of direction, and the occasional stop to ask questions of strangers. Turn-by-turn navigation apps have changed all that: You may still take a wrong turn along the way, but the apps usually get you back on track with little fuss. Self-service integration specialist SnapLogic is turning to artificial intelligence to help its customers achieve that sort of turn-by-turn navigation when it comes to enterprise integration.
Facebook Beefs Up Workplace Offering with Bots, Security, Video API and More
Facebook opened up its enterprise-grade collaboration suite Workplace to everyone back in October – and now the social giant claims more than 14,000 businesses are using its tool, covering every continent on the planet. At F8, the company’s developer conference, Facebook also announced a variety of integration partners for Workplace, including Dropbox, Box, and Salesforce, as well as new custom bots.
‘Millions’ in Enterprises Expected to Buy Galaxy S8
Enterprise customers are expected to snap up the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ that hit store shelves today, given the phones’ strong focus on worker productivity as well as security. IDC analyst Bryan Bassett predicted that “millions” of enterprise customers will buy one of the devices, some of them partly out of the pent-up demand created when the enterprise-focused Note7 was recalled globally after some units overheated and caught fire.
Misconfiguration of AWS Services By Users Exposes Cloud Security Risks
A new study from security vendor Threat Stack is set to be presented today at the AWS Summit, revealing a host of common security misconfigurations by users that expose their cloud instances to potential security risks. Threat Stack analyzed 200 companies that were using AWS to see if there were any potential security concerns — as it turns out there were many. One of the biggest issues is the finding that 73 percent of users were leaving the Secure Shell (SSH) service open to the public internet on their cloud instances.
Docker Takes Aim at Modernizing Traditional Enterprise Applications
The second day of DockerCon 17 was all about enterprise adoption and what it takes to run containers in production, with Docker Inc. announcing the debut of a new service offering to modernize traditional applications here on April 18. “Enterprise customers have come to Docker asking how they can get started with microservices,” Docker Chief Operating Officer Scott Johnston told eWEEK.
Surveys Show High Hopes, Deep Concerns About IoT
Industrial IoT’s big future is starting to become a reality, but many companies still don’t think they’re ready for it. Those are some of the findings in surveys released on Tuesday by the Business Performance Innovation Network and the Eclipse IoT Working Group. They reflect the views of hundreds of executives and developers from a range of industries.
Why IoT Represents a New Frontier of Opportunities and Risks
In the survey, “IoT Today and Tomorrow,” only 16 percent of business leaders projected a large profit gain from their IoT investment. Yet post adoption, twice as many – 32 percent — of executives realized those gains. Many organizations are catching on. The Aruba-sponsored study of 3,100 business and IT decision makers across 20 countries found that in 2019, 85 percent of businesses will implement an IoT strategy driven by the need for innovation and business efficiency.
Google Shares Details of Its Enterprise Mobile Security Strategy
Google has released a white paper describing its approach to securing mobile device use for 61,000 employees worldwide. Google is sharing details about its mobile security strategy to provide guidance to other IT administrators on how to deploy mobile devices securely in modern environments, according to Google.
AWS Opens Up Amazon Lex AI Platform To Its Customers
AWS said it is opening up its Amazon Lex artificial intelligence service to all customers so they can build applications. Amazon Lex uses the same machine learning technology as Amazon Alexa. Amazon Lex features algorithms that enable applications that can have conversations and process voice and text.
Inequality Widens in Technology
Digitally-developed economies around the globe are continuing to progress due to larger investments and adoptions in ICT. At the same time, digitally-developing economies have also started to accelerate their growth by investing strategically in ICT capabilities and their digital transformation journeys – yet the gap continues to grow.
Microsoft Commits to Twice Yearly Updates to Windows 10, Office 365
Microsoft is offering IT pros some new guidance on when they can expect major feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365’s client applications, and System Center Configuration Manager. Office and Windows are slated to receive two major patches per year, one in March and the other in September.
Unmaintained Open Source Code Continues to Pose Security Issues
Software development teams continue to rely on open-source code, but nearly two-thirds of the applications using open-source components have code flaws, according to a report published by software-security firm Black Duck Software April 19.
One in Three Digital Transformation Initiatives Pay Off
Nine in every 10 (89 percent) of business leaders say their organizations are undertaking digital transformation initiatives leveraging digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. According to Fujitsu’s Global Digital Transformation Survey, which covered 1,614 business leaders across 15 countries, 34 percent of such initiatives had already delivered positive outcomes.
Why Data Quality is Key to Successful Digital Transformation
If you want to be successful in your digital transformation initiatives, clean up your data first. That’s the message from Anil Chakravarthy, CEO of Informatica, whose master data management products help companies get a 360-degree view of customers, suppliers and other key assets.
Amazon Offers AI Technology Powering Alexa to AWS Users
Amazon.com, Inc. ‘s Amazon Web Services has made Amazon Lex, the machine learning technology behind Alexa, available to all customers. Amazon Lex algorithms facilitate natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition and text to speech. Amazon is now offering these technologies as a fully managed service.
The Digital Transformation of Things
If digital transformation is the next enterprise mega trend that will see businesses investing in their IT strategy, then the Internet of Things and the infrastructure which will underpin it is the next great enabler of technological innovation.