Majority of Enterprise Mobility Usage Described as ‘Entry Level’
Two in five enterprises polled by Synchronoss Technologies say they only use mobility for email, calendar, and other basics, making them less productive than their more advanced brethren.
Google Cloud Expands and Invests in Partner Program
Google Cloud has unveiled a series of steps it’s taking to strengthen its partner program, such as simplifying requirements, creating new partner incentives, and introducing new partner specializations — along with a new collection of partners recognized in those areas.
Shanghai Closest Rival to Silicon Valley in Tech Innovations
Shanghai is regarded as the leading hub outside of Silicon Valley for technology innovations for the next four years, according to a KPMG report. The report, claiming to reflect the viewpoints of over 800 global technology business leaders, placed Shanghai, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, and London in the first five places.
5 Compliance Benefits of Modernizing Legacy Business Applications
To solve the challenges of legacy app transformation, organizations are increasingly looking to solutions that simplify the user experience for their workforce while leveraging the existing data and workflows of their ERP systems. Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) platforms provide enterprise IT and lines of business (LOB) the ability to quickly design and prototype new interfaces that connect to the existing infrastructure, saving valuable time and resources and ultimately expediting the development of enterprise apps that employees have come to demand.
Online Trust Alliance Advocates for a Shared Model to Secure IoT
No one individual company or government entity alone will be able to secure the potential security threats that internet of things connected devices represent, according to the Online Trust Alliance. Rather, the OTA suggests in a new report that IoT security is a collaborative and shared responsibility.
Enterprise Mobility is a Team Sport
Today’s enterprise shares a lot of similarities with sports teams in that each organization employs many individuals with various skill sets and talents. As enterprises continue to think through their expansive digital transformation strategies, the need for purposeful mobility permeates every division within every organization. Much like with sports, the individuals that make up business groups and IT must begin to embrace the benefits of team in order to consistently work together to create lasting value.
Google Patches Android for 105 Vulnerabilities in March Update
Google is updating Android with its third security patch update for 2017, providing fixes for 105 vulnerabilities. The March 2017 patch count represents a dramatic increase over the 19 flaws that Google patched in its Android March 2016 update a year ago.
IDC: Hospitals Undertaking Digital Transformation to Skyrocket in 2017
Healthcare is poised to leap forward in terms of technological change. A new survey by consultancy IDC, in fact, projected that while only 10 percent of providers and payers are currently actively executing digital transformation initiatives that number will reach 42 percent among providers in the next year.
One in Three Infected Organizations Pay Hackers to Get Data Back
No wonder ransomware has become one of the biggest menaces on the web; a third of organizations across the globe which became infected by the file-encrypting malware in the past 12 months gave into the demands of hackers in order to regain access to their locked data.
Keeping Pace with Digital Transformation? It’s a Long Hard Road
PwC released the 10th-anniversary edition of its Global IQ Survey and good news – CEOs have finally embraced digital. To be fair, this has been happening slowly over the last ten years, but as the report shows, there continues to be an ongoing struggle that I’m not sure is even possible for many to get past.
Google’s Big Hangouts Revamp
After years of uncertainty about who the Hangouts comms platform was aimed at, Google has decided it’s definitely for the enterprise, launching two team-focused Hangouts apps, Meet and Chat. The apps split Hangouts’ functionality into distinct video and chat products. While Meet takes on Hangouts’ video-conferencing features, Chats is a dedicated messaging app for teams.
Businesses Yet to Tap Into Full Potential of Digital Transformation
Less than 7 percent of small and midsized businesses have gone beyond integration to derive real-time insights that resulted in business results, says a new IDC study commissioned by SAP on the state of digital transformation. Many SMBs do see value in digital transformation however, though many are investing for more immediate gains.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Free Tier
Stressing its fundamental commitment to openness, Google has announced that it’s adding a free tier to the Google Cloud Platform. The tier gives limited access to 15 services, including Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Pub/Sub, and Google Cloud Functions. Google is also offering $300 in trial credits to new users that will last for a year.
Enterprise Video Making ‘Quick’ Shift to Mobile Devices
There has been a ‘dramatic’ increase in mobile video viewership and resolution in the enterprise, according to a new missive from IBM. According to data pooled from billions of views across IBM Cloud Video’s enterprise service, mobile viewership had increased five-fold to almost one-third of views – 5.8 percent to 28.8 percent respectively. More views beget bigger files – the average video file size for the enterprise increased by 29 percent from 2015 to 2016 – while the company also noted rising viewership outside of the US.
Digital Transformation, Innovation, and Security
Digital transformation and innovation are forcing changes to organizations’ cyber-security strategies, according to new research. Respondents to the survey indicated that financial and customer information, brand reputation, intellectual property and employee information are critical assets they must protect against breaches. The report, “Enterprises Rethink Security in the Age of Digital Transformation,” was conducted by BMC and Forbes Insights.
Microsoft Strengthens SharePoint Security on Unmanaged Devices
Microsoft kicked off a public preview of a new Azure Active Directory feature that promotes mobile productivity while keeping sensitive business data under wraps. A new limited access option enables administrators to grant their users access to SharePoint on devices they don’t manage. Using Azure AD and Intune, Microsoft’s enterprise mobile device and application management platform, administrators can already set conditional access policies that block access to business applications and other corporate resources like SharePoint if a device doesn’t meet certain requirements.
Top Five Digital Transformation Trends in Healthcare
No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart hospitals,” the digital transformation is revolutionizing patient care in new and exciting ways. That’s not all. National health expenditures in the United States accounted for $3.2 trillion in 2015—nearly 18% of the country’s total GDP. It’s predicted that the digital revolution can save $300 billion in spending in the sector, especially in the area of chronic diseases. Clearly, there is value—human and financial—in bringing new technology to the health care market. The following are just a few ways how.
Cisco: First-Gen Internet is ‘Not Fit for Purpose’ for IoT
The internet as it currently stands is “not fit for purpose” to engage the connectivity of things and machines, according to Cisco ANZ CTO Kevin Bloch, as mobility requirements will be subverted by the Internet of Things and a complete re-engineering will need to take place.
Many Enterprises Not Ready for ‘Microservices Tsunami’
Most IT operations teams today are “ill-prepared for the rise of microservices,” which threaten to overwhelm their shops. That’s the word from XebiaLabs’ Sunil Mavadia, who recently cautioned that many current-day IT systems may be overwhelmed as microservices are poised to “unleash an application release tsunami.”
Developers Should Take Heed of Apple’s Enterprise Push
Programmers, who already favor Macs as their preferred dev machines, might be coding more Mac and iOS apps in the future, judging from new research that indicates Apple’s enterprise push is succeeding. “Consistent with Apple reports, Apple is gaining ground in the enterprise,” said Jamf this week in announcing the new research. “Ninety-one percent of businesses use Mac and 99 percent use iPhone, iPad or both.”
Appthority: Uber App Puts Personal, Corporate Data at Risk
Appthority, the global leader in enterprise mobile threat protection, revealed that Uber’s app is putting sensitive personal and corporate data at risk — a claim that the popular ride-sharing company was quick to refute in an email to PYMNTS.