Dell ups its game in EMM, becomes more BYOD-friendly

Dell has launched enhancements to its Dell Mobile Workspace product, bringing up improvements to its enterprise mobility management (EMM) offering and pervading BYOD. The key feature of this announcement is Dell Business Phone, which gives employees the opportunity to separate work and personal life on the same device.

Why a successful CRM needs strategy

Rather than the traditional feature-based approach to choosing a CRM vendor, you might have better results by choosing a CRM based on its ability to integrate with your business processes.

FeedHenry CEO Cathal McGloin on the “stealthy” changes as mobile evolves

Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider FeedHenry has put together a list of five myths concerning enterprise app development in a mobile-first world. The Irish firm wanted to slash and scythe at outdated ideas on enterprise software and development; the idea that enterprise apps take six months to develop and deploy; mobile app developers need to keep up with a myriad of languages and frameworks; and that enterprise apps are data hungry, battery draining machines.

AirWatch releases bunch of new updates, chat, video apps included

Enterprise mobility management provider AirWatch by VMware has released a plethora of new updates at its AirWatch Connect event in San Francisco, with enhancements to its Inbox email management tool and a new chat feature the highlights. Co-founder and general manager John Marshall gave journalists the lowdown before the doors opened in a press conference. “The exciting piece is how we truly expand all of that now as part of VMware,” Marshall said.

What’s in store for enterprise app devs with iPhone 6 and iOS 8?

We’re all anxiously awaiting Apple’s official iPhone 6 and iOS 8 launch announcement next week. As usual, the rumour mill has been swirling since June with feature leaks and reviews of the alleged functionalities surfacing on a daily basis. After sifting through the clutter and more than 4000 new APIs, here are my top highlights for enterprise developers:

California ruling on reimbursement shows BYOD has grown up

In August 2014, the California Court of Appeals ruled that if employers mandate the use of a personal cell phone for business, they should reimburse their employees for a reasonable amount of the resulting mobile expense. You should ask your own legal team for their analysis. Below are what we see as best practices in other MobileIron customers.

IBM report details how mobility “redefines business”

An IBM report into enterprise mobility has concluded that mobile and analytics “together will change the way business gets done.” The report, written by IBM Global Business Services’ Fred Balboni, Saul Berman and Peter Korsten among other contributors, defines the concept of the ‘individual enterprise’: that is, a company which acts and iterates quickly, and becomes more efficient through mobility.

Sticky not tricky: How to get stickiness in enterprise apps

Most people think of stickiness as purely for consumer facing applications. Enterprise applications can make use of sticky techniques to increase usage and drive employee behaviours. The carrot and stick need to be appropriately considered depending on your relationship with your users, organisational culture, and appetite for risk.