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.

How and why organisations are moving away from the traditional office

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By James Tee, Sonin

To fully gauge how organisations are moving away from the ‘traditional’ office, firstly requires us to understand how today’s employees are also drifting from their traditional role in the workplace. Enterprise mobility, cloud-based solutions and BYOD policies in the workplace means that employees are no longer confined to their desks, 9-5 working hours and dated technology to do their jobs. They’re now more engaged, focused and connected than...

By Sonin, 15 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Four in 10 firms admit suffering crucial data loss from a mobile device

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Four in 10 companies have suffered a loss of key corporate data from a mobile device, according to new research from industrial IT services provider NetEnrich.

The study, which polled 150 North America-based IT professionals, argues corporate IT is “hounded” by concerns over mobile security. More than half (54%) of respondents say getting employees to review the company’s policy on mobile devices is the most difficult part of managing employee use, while a similar...

By James Bourne, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Millennials and gen Z want collaboration – but face to face communication too

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Is the enterprise technological revolution all it’s cracked up to be? According to new research from Randstad US and Future Workplace, the most recent generation of employees – generation Z and millennials – prefer in-person communication with their co-workers and managers instead of email and phone.

This one-sentence summary doesn’t quite tell the whole story, however. Of the research, which polled more than 4,000 global respondents, the young workforce wants a...

By James Bourne, 06 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Productivity.

How to ensure customer and employee satisfaction with multiple service desks

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The Service Desk Institute recently researched the phenomenon of having several service desks in one organisation. The interesting thing about this research is that it provides numerical proof of what is happening in this area.

Their research reveals that 90% of the questioned organisations have more than one service desk. This means that almost every employee has to first consider where they send their request when they need service.

This often goes well for most, but it is not uncommon...

By Wolter Smit, 02 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Identity.

Spend a lot of your working week airborne? This may be of interest

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Here’s a potential bonus for those executives who spend a large amount of their working life in security checks and departure lounges; global connectivity provider iPass has announced deals with United Airlines and TAV Airports to provide free Wi-Fi to certain business passengers.

The deal with United, announced at the beginning of this month, enables iPass customers to access the airline’s Wi-Fi in-flight network, while members of the TAV Passport Loyalty annual...

By James Bourne, 26 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Will you be part of the dawn of the intelligent 21st century enterprise?

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Digital technologies are fuelling a seismic shift in the modern business landscape, driven by changing customer expectations and mounting competition from new and nimble ‘born digital’ companies. This has given rise to a new breed of organisation; the 21st century enterprise, which is being forced to rethink traditional market approaches and become more service-centric in order to remain relevant.

To make this transition successfully, businesses must have the ability...

By Kalyan Kumar, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Employee Education, Employees, IoT.