Debunking The Five Most Common Myths Associated with Enterprise Mobile Apps
The typical large business uses thousands of applications, including complex legacy systems that run their core business processes. With estimates measured in months to years to mobilize each application, it’s no surprise that the standard enterprise is still desktop-centric. Nonetheless, demand for enterprise mobile apps is on the rise. According to the 2017 Gartner CIO Agenda Report, spending on mobility and mobile apps is among the top five priorities for most CIOs.
Apple Plants Seeds with ARKit and HomePod
WWDC had plenty of content regarding Apple’s tried and true platforms. There was a new macOS and new Macs and a new iOS and iPads. And then there were the two announcements that got the most attention — the announcement of Apple’s ARKit and the HomePod kit. The products seemed to attack markets heading in different directions, with AR being touted as a universally applicable next frontier that will gobble up virtual reality in its march forward.
ABI Research Says Enterprise Wearable Revenue Will Hit $55bn By 2022
Revenue from enterprise wearable devices will hit $55 billion (£42.7bn) by 2022, according to the latest study from ABI Research. The figure is a significant increase from the predicted $10.5bn by the end of 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 39 percent, the company added.
Digital Transformation Stalls Without Strong Leadership
According to findings from a Wipro Digital survey of 400 senior-level U.S. executives, almost one in five respondents harbors secret doubts about their organization’s digital efforts, believing the projects are a waste of time.
Appthority Warns of ‘HospitalGown’ Vulnerability for Enterprise Back-Ends
More than 1,000 apps have a backend vulnerability, which has the potential to expose hundreds of millions of records, according to a new report from enterprise mobile threat protection provider Appthority. The threat, dubbed HospitalGown – exposes your backend, you see – ‘highlights the connection between mobile apps and insecure backend databases containing enterprise data’, as the company puts it.
WWDC 2017: Why Apple Has The Enterprise Buzzing
Apple made several consumer and developer announcements at this year’s WWDC 2017, the technology giant’s annual conference. The event kicked off Monday with a keynote featuring news of an upgraded iPad Pro, iOS 11, artificial intelligence technology, person-to-person payments from Apple Pay, augmented reality and more. Let’s take a look back at just a few of the new technologies and enhancements that already have enterprises buzzing.
Analyst: Native/Hybrid Frustration Grows Mobile Web Development
A Gartner Inc. analyst, noting a low number of mobile apps being created for the enterprise, indicated that frustration with native and hybrid app development may be causing a growth in mobile Web apps to meet demand. For the second year in a row, Gartner has issued research that reflects anemic enterprise mobile app development, despite a supposed big demand for such apps in the face of a developer shortage that led CNNMoney to declare a mobile app developer had “the best job in America.”
Citrix and VMware Do Battle With Their Workspace Management Tools
VMware Workspace One, Citrix Workspace Suite and Citrix Cloud take different approaches to delivering digital workspace products, but they aim to achieve a similar goal: provide users with a single access point for all their digital resources.
Google Rolls Out Developer Preview of Android O with Final APIs
Google has released the third developer preview of Android O, which comes with the final Android O APIs, the latest system images and an update to Android Studio. The latest preview update includes the final API level 26 and “hundreds of bugfixes and optimizations,” Google said.
AT&T: IoT Opportunities For Carriers Extend Far Beyond Simple Connected Devices
The burgeoning market of the internet of things teems with opportunities to generate revenue by providing wireless services to a wide range of devices. But for carriers, the IoT is about much more than just connecting devices, according to Steve Hodges, AT&T’s senior vice president of business customer experience and strategy.
Digital Innovations to Impact the Transfer of Money
The next wave of digital assets could finance the architecture of a new decentralized Internet and, for those investments that are successful, are likely to generate financial returns, which are unparalleled in nature. A new report by Celent titled “Blockchains and Digital Currency Wars” innovation is impacting the transfer of money.
AI Experts Predict the Future
Google has hung up its AlphaGo gloves after trouncing the world’s best human Go players, but when will AI beat humans at other tasks, such as writing a best-selling novel or doing surgery? To answer that question, a team of researchers led by Katja Grace of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute surveyed several hundred machine-learning experts to get their educated guess. The researchers used the responses to calculate the median number of years it would take for AI to reach key milestones in human capabilities.
Half of US Firms Boosting In-House IT
Half of the enterprises surveyed plan to increase the amount of IT services handled in-house in 2017, according to Clutch. The Washing DC-based B2B research firm surveyed 582 US-based enterprise IT decision-makers (those that work at companies with over 500 employees) in order to examine trends in IT priorities and procurement strategy among enterprises.
Three Things You Need to Know About Cybersecurity in an IoT and Mobile World
Cybersecurity fears continue to grow as the digital revolution embeds itself in new parts of society every day. We discuss the topic in-depth in our ZDNet/TechRepublic special report “Cybersecurity in an IoT and Mobile World.” To sum it all up, here are the three things you need to know about cybersecurity in world that is increasingly dominated by mobile technology and the Internet of Things.
Apple Brings “Business Chat” to Apple Messages
Apple this week announced Business Chat, a tool that enables people to connect with businesses via Apple Messages. Customers can use Business Chat to ask questions, get customer support and make transactions on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps is Not Accelerating
More than a quarter of enterprises globally have not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in the last 12 months, according to the latest mobile app survey by Gartner, Inc. This number is surprisingly high, Gartner analysts said, but it is still down from the year before. In the 2016 survey, 39 percent of respondents said they had not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in the previous 12 months.
Mobile and Marketplaces are Changing the E-Commerce Landscape
US online shoppers are making more mobile purchases, more cross-border purchases, and more frequently shopping on e-commerce marketplaces and using alternative delivery methods, according to UPS’ newly released annual Pulse of the Online Shopper study.