Enterprise mobility market in Australia to hit $5.5bn by 2020 with “mobile first” ethos

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Australian businesses are “embracing” enterprise mobility with the market for management software, devices and services hitting almost $5.5 billion by the 2020, according to new data from analyst firm Telsyte.

The company has put together a report based on its findings, the Telsyte Australian Enterprise Mobility Market Study 2017, which argues that the end of this year will see the market at $3.3bn. By 2020, integration and support services (41%) will be the most...

By James Bourne, 14 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The email revolution? Why email is still king in the enterprise

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It seems to be the story of our lives that just as you learn how to use one form of technology, it changes. In the last 10 years, I’ve texted, used Instant Messenger, Skype, FaceTime, Slack and countless other forms of electronic communication. But the one consistent tool that I’ve always relied on has been email. Many herald these new tools as marking the end of email or at least relegating it to “legacy” technology. But in our opinion that’s simply not...

By Jonathan Levine, 13 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

EMM 101: A guide from the employee and enterprise perspective

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How do you relate to your mobile? Many people seem to adopt a different mindset when it comes to their phones, compared with their computers.

We tend to treat our mobiles as personal possessions, and so handle them in a fairly relaxed manner. For devices that are corporately owned, this kind of behavior can, unwittingly, lead to breaches in security and may have implications in terms of licensing and costs. It’s up to the enterprise to ensure that user policies for our beloved...

By Su Kent, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, COPE, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Future gazing, digital transformation and open source key at Red Hat forum

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At the Red Hat Forum in London, a couple of key tenets shone through – getting the all-important digital transformation right and the power of open source.

For the event, which was opened up to the press for the first time, digital transformation took the bulk of the talk. “Software is becoming the differentiating factor for your company,” explained Werner Knoblich, Red Hat senior vice president and general manager EMEA.

There were three issues companies needed to...

By James Bourne, 05 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Are you marketing your apps to employees in the right way?

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A few months ago, we discussed an interesting idea: in your enterprise, you don’t have users—you have “internal customers.” In other words, rather than treating employees as users who must use your app, you should think of them as customers—people with different choices who should use your app because they want to.  

That idea has been kicking around a lot in our heads recently, so we thought we’d...

By App47, 03 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Marketing.

How communications technology can protect a mobile workforce

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On the morning of March 22, Brussels Airport was hit by a deadly terrorist attack which killed 32 people and left more than 300 injured.  Around 25 million people travel through Brussels airport annually and more than half of those passengers will be on business trips.  The chances of being involved in a terrorist attack are incredibly remote, but for those travelling through the airport that morning it would not have felt that way.  Nor would it have in Paris in November...

By Nick Hawkins, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Employees want mobile-first work experiences – but they aren’t getting them

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Despite the proliferation of smartphones and enterprise mobility management systems, as well as the explosion of consumer app development, it seems that many employees aren’t getting the work experiences they desire.

That’s the conclusion of a recent report by Sapho and Forrester Research, which explored how business apps can accelerate digital transformation in the enterprise....

By App47, 26 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why enterprise software is worse than the DMV

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The pains of the DMV are endless. And given how brutal it can be, I’m sure I’m not alone when I admit that I postpone making the trip to the DMV for as long as I can – I have since I was 16 and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon.

The preparation involved when visiting the DMV is exhausting in and of itself. I have to schedule time away from my usual duties. I have to gather all of the necessary paperwork. I even have to mentally prepare myself for...

By Natalie Lambert, 23 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Four key tips to make flexible working arrangements succeed

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Organisations are increasingly under pressure to help improve work/life balance for their employees. Following the introduction of the flexible working legislation in the UK that came into place two years ago, a number of businesses are starting to realise the benefits of offering flexible working options. Benefits include happier, and ultimately more productive...

By Andy Nolan, 21 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Mobile, Productivity.

Latest iPass research shows the hidden perils of “free” Wi-Fi for organisations

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The latest research from connectivity provider iPass has found that the direct and indirect costs of mobile connectivity is costing businesses in Europe and North America more than £2 billion per year.

Citing mobile professionals’ ‘insatiable need for connectivity and growing data consumption’, the report found that the potential costs European and North American workers incur differs in given situations.

Connecting predominantly via cellular, UK respondents cited...

By James Bourne, 20 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.