Research conducted by Unify has found that more than one in three employees surveyed said they would leave their current employer if a job offer with more flexible working conditions came along. Not surprisingly the report, of more than 900 global respondents across a variety of verticals including health, finance and education, found that generation Y was the most likely to fly the nest.
There’s a clear change among the workforce of today. From the introduction of flexible working hours to products which enable employees to do their jobs on their smartphones, the traditional office is becoming less and less relevant. But will it disappear altogether?
81% of employees surveyed are using their own apps to improve their working productivity, according to figures released by enterprise mobility provider Globo. The figures suggest one of two conclusions; either companies aren’t providing sufficient enterprise apps, or consumer apps are doing a sufficient job for employees.
According to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report, the creation of mobile malware is also on the increase. This could be the cause of severe headaches for businesses, as more and more access to company information is becoming available via mobile platforms. But, despite being aware of the risks, employees can be careless about the security of their mobile devices.
Worldwide sporting events provide a difficult security challenge for event organizers. The recent World Cup provides a slew of examples of just how prevalent cyber security attacks have become.
Last March, we put together another webinar on Wearable Tech in the office and posed the following question to the audience: Is your company currently evaluating how wearable technology can be leveraged? 35% of the audience responded that they are evaluating it, but when asked again just 4 months later, this number increased to 60%!
Not all workers want, or need, to be mobile, it has to be said: but for those who do, they don’t want to be constricted by the same routines as other departments in their business. That’s the bet Good Technology is making with its Mobile Workflow product, released last week, which enables organisations of all sizes to construct working processes of their own through apps in the Good marketplace to enhance their mobile workforce.
Recently, whenever Apple makes an announcement that appears to be out of step with its past, pundits cry “Steve is spinning in his grave.” With IBM and Apple announcing a new partnership, focused on bringing powerful tools to businesses, this sort of reaction was to be expected. Yes, during the 80s Apple and IBM were competitors but 30 years later, these are two very different companies.
When Enterprise AppsTech reported in January that AirWatch had been acquired by VMware, the suggestion was that something pretty special would have to come along to make a bigger splash in the enterprise mobile space this year. Now it’s arrived: IBM and Apple have announced a partnership which will ship iPhones and iPads to the enterprise market with IBM apps in an attempt to make iOS the top enterprise operating system.
Irish mobile backend specialist FeedHenry has launched its Field Workforce Management product, which enables enterprises to create customisable apps for their field workers based on different mobile workflows. The cloud-based solution is run off the FeedHenry 3 platform, is supported across iOS, Android and Windows Phone, as well as integrating fully with existing CRM and ERP systems.
It turns out people are also using their work devices to get up to mischief. More than half (53%) of respondents use their work devices for personal activity, from shopping to social networking, gaming and porn. Indeed, 3% admitted to having ‘sexted’, taken compromising photos of their partner or installed a pornography app on their device. 5% have also watched or listened to pirated material and 2% have used the popular dating app, Tinder.