Will IoT Change The Face Of Enterprise Mobility?
The world of enterprise mobility has already undergone significant change in the last few years. With so many devices in the workplace today, assuming control over all employee devices with an MDM approach would be nigh impossible. Instead, many companies have moved to MAM, which focuses on securing and managing applications rather than assuming full control of smartphones and laptops.
Recent Examples Of How Digital Has The Potential To Transform Healthcare
Whether it’s through applications, devices, or the data tying it all together, it’s evident that with the right path technology can transform healthcare. Two recent examples, from third sector technology provider Eduserv and open source tech giant Red Hat respectively, have shed some light on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces from both a European and American perspective.
Why It’s Time For Time Management To Be Transformed By Mobility
The use of Excel spreadsheets and good old-fashioned pen and paper for timesheets is still prevalent in organizations, with the data not always reliable as a result, according to a new report. Almost all workers polled by portfolio management provider Changepoint say they use their smartphones as part of their jobs, yet when it comes to time tracking, Excel and pen and paper still rule the roost.
Digital Transformation Not A Finite Process
Digital transformation is not a process that will see the world move from one state to another and then be over with, according to Martin Kuppinger, principal analyst at KuppingerCole. “Every industry is likely to undergo digital transformation, but it is a continuous process of evolution to doing things differently in a digital era,” he told the Eema ISSE 2016 security conference in Paris.
How Chatbots Can Revolutionize The B2B Industry
B2C or C2B are the most common uses for chatbots at the moment, from being used as a basic customer enquiry tool and even by some to appeal parking tickets. According to CIO, chatbots are going to be “one of the most relevant enterprise software trends in the next decade”. So what are the uses for chatbots within a B2B and enterprise environment, and how can you get ahead of the trend?
For Mobile Professionals Wi-Fi Rules All
According to the company’s 2016 Mobile Professional Report, 40 percent of the more than 1,700 survey respondents said Wi-Fi was their number one daily essential. This need for wireless translates itself into business choices. Seventy-two percent of those polled said that they have chosen a hotel based on the Wi-Fi experience, while 35 percent say it is an influence on their choice of airline.
Apple To Offer Two 5.5-Inch iPhone Models In 2017
Apple plans to offer two versions of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone when it revamps the lineup in 2017, according to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. One 5.5-inch version will have an LCD display, while a premium version will pack an OLED display for the first time in the iPhone’s history, according to the supply chain analyst. Both of the 5.5-inch versions will pack a dual camera like on the iPhone 7 Plus.
The Cargo Cult Of Digital Transformation
The Renault-Nissan group, one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, recently announced the hiring of ‘hundreds’ of software engineers to develop the connected car of the future. Clearly, the group recognizes the urgency and importance of responding to ongoing changes in the auto industry, and it takes the threat of digital disruption seriously.
How Micro Services Are Breaking Down The Enterprise Monoliths
The age of the monolith has ended. Massive enterprise architectures of the past two decades are collapsing under their own weight, their convoluted halls obsolete. Amazon was the first company to take large monolith system and deconstruct it into micro services. Netflix soon followed and deconstructed its behemoth software stack. Today, enterprises are fleeing their monoliths in droves to usher in the latest era in systems architecture: micro services.
Slack Enterprise Coming Early 2017
Slack Enterprise is scheduled to launch in early 2017 and perhaps the biggest selling point will be giving enterprises tools to manage sprawl with teams that have used personal accounts. CTO Cal Henderson said that Slack has been beta testing tools that would make deploying the communications platform easier to deploy at scale.
Creating Capacity For Digital Transformation
According to David Davies, APAC regional director at Planview, many organizations make the mistake of starting digital transformation projects before they have fully assessed how the project supports and impacts the overall business strategy. Studies show that better up-front decision-making helps to reduce waste and inefficient use of resources.
AWS Makes Amazon QuickSight Generally Available
Amazon Web Services has made its data analysis tool Amazon QuickSight available to all customers. The new cloud service is designed to allow all employees to rapidly derive useful business information from data, regardless of an individual’s technical skill. Amazon QuickSight provides graphical tools that allow users to more easily build data visualizations, charts, graphs, and tables.
GE Unveils A Ton Of New Predix Products For Industrial IoT
GE, spending a ton of marketing dollars in repositioning itself as a new-gen industrial IoT infrastructure provider, made a series of announcements at its Minds + Machines conference. These include the introduction of an enhanced version of its analytics-based cloud platform, Predix. The huge conglomerate also unveiled a phalanx of new tools, applications, services and solution blueprints in a major effort to stir up interest in the Predix platform.
Ericsson Mobility Report Predicts 500M 5G Devices by 2022
The next generation of mobile IT is a few years away, because the wireless industry is still trying to reach agreement on standards, device makers are in the early design phase, and regulators are still discussing spectrum assignments. Yet that’s not stopping key industry movers from speculating about how the market will look years from now. Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, released Nov. 15, boldly forecast that 5G subscriptions will reach more than half a billion by 2022, and that North America will lead the way in this adoption.
Relieving Pain Points Of Change Management For Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is a continuous activity, not just a one-time project. To do the process well, change management has to be a continuous process, according to Rahul Gupta, Capgemini vice president of enterprise applications. He’s not just talking about change management in the application or microservice lifecycle, but in business processes and organizational culture, too.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
At its machine-learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization — and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud. It’s offering machine learning interfaces with open APIs for independent or enterprise programmers to use with their applications. These include Cloud Vision API, Cloud Natural Language API, and Cloud Translation API.
How Businesses Can Enable Digital Transformation
According to a QuickBase, Inc. study, the top three reasons businesses pursue digital transformation are to grow revenue, reduce costs and solve problems – not exactly an epiphany, as these have been standard business goals since the barter system went out of fashion.
Dell EMC’s NetWorker Protects Enterprise Apps Running on AWS
Tech behemoth Dell EMC has launched a new service to protect enterprise Relevant Products/Services applications running on Amazon Web Services called NetWorker. The company said the service will provide a complete enterprise-grade backup solution for those apps.
No App-Arent Winner In The Battle Of Enterprise Chat Solutions
Slack has already proven hugely popular. The service now has 4 million daily active users, 5.8 million weekly active users, more than 1.25 million paid users, and 33,000 paid teams. A recent Bitglass report found Slack is now among the fastest-growing enterprise cloud services, with at least some use in an estimated 33 percent of enterprises worldwide.
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.