The future of enterprise mobility means better integration between ops and IT

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The enterprise mobility space has encountered various steps in line with a maturing market, from changing models – BYOD to COPE – to a greater consolidation of vendors. Yet a new report from VDC Research argues that, with burgeoning mobile centres of excellence as well as a cross-functional approach to technology investment, the next steps for organisations involve further alignment of operations and IT decision makers.

The findings, revealed in VDC Research’s annual...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The BYOD evolution: Three common approaches

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It has become a way of life for employees to bring personal devices to work, whether or not your organisation has a BYOD policy. Employees want the ability to use their own phones, tablets and laptops at work, without losing ownership or control of those devices. But this should raise some red flags for a company’s IT and security teams. The modern issues with BYOD have gone beyond just basic user-privacy issues, to the serious security and compliance matters that need to be...

By Tom Davis, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Research warns of yet more lax employee mobile security practices

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One in five employees share their work email passwords, while 12% share passwords to other work applications, according to new research data released by identity and access management provider OneLogin.

The study, conducted by Arlington Research of more than 1,000 US-based respondents in May this year, also found one in five workers do not bother with additional security software on their devices, beyond what ships with the operating system, while employees admit to letting their...

By James Bourne, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Research, Security.

A balancing act: How BYOD can support staff retention

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BYOD is more than a cost-saving exercise for enterprises. It’s also one of the secrets to building a working environment that fits the modern employee’s needs. CIOs have the opportunity to be at the heart of this process and play a crucial role in employee enfranchisement and productivity improvements – but only if they appreciate the fine lines that must be trodden.

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, actively seek employers with workplace values that are...

By Dave Schuette, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

GamEffective raises $7m to rethink enterprise gamification

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Israeli enterprise gamification software provider GamEffective has successfully closed a $7 million (£5.2m) funding round, aiming to use the capital to develop its sales, marketing, and research efforts.

The company, based in North Carolina and Ra’anana, Israel, provides software for mobile, desktop, and TV which integrates with traditional enterprise applications and focuses on “basic human motivations...

By James Bourne, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Gamification.

The paperless NHS: Are fully electronic patient records truly attainable?

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In 2013, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pronounced that “the NHS cannot be the last man standing as the rest of the economy embraces the technology revolution… only with world class information systems will the NHS deliver world class care.”  With that, he laid out his ambition for the NHS to be ‘paperless at the point of delivery’ by 2018. 

That deadline has since been revised to 2020, but the programme received a shot in the arm earlier this year,...

By Ryan Jordan, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees.

These five processes are shockingly slow in enterprises – but shouldn’t be

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Enterprises are still struggling to complete some of the most basic functions, despite new technologies that claim to simplify workflows, provide better access to information, and accelerate approval processes.

Simple, common tasks that all companies need to do – opening a new job, onboarding a new employee, following up on customer requests, or approving an expense report – should be much quicker and easier. The problem lies with outdated software that pulls...

By Natalie Lambert, 28 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Google and RingCentral: Targeting Microsoft ambitious, but the opportunity is there

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Analysis Late last week, Google announced a partnership with cloud communications provider RingCentral. The target, the two companies asserted, was medium to large enterprises looking for a more seamless transition to cloud collaboration. Yet a little further in the distance, the figure of Microsoft looms large.

Microsoft’s various offerings in the enterprise have been widely scrutinised and praised. Take Skype for Business, Cortana, and Yammer to name just three, held together by Office 365 and...

By James Bourne, 28 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why the CIO needs to integrate more with the CMO and CFO

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The changing role of the CIO has been widely scrutinised and contains many parts; but a new piece of research from Vendavo argues CIOs, as well as CTOs, will team up more often in future with CMOs and CFOs to drive profit for their organisations.

The study, which was conducted in collaboration with Patrick Reinmoeller, professor of strategic management at the Cranfield School of Management in Bedford, gives more of an idea of how the C-suite needs to work in harmony for better business...

By James Bourne, 28 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees.

PwC: Most employees hesitant to use wearables at workplace

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New research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that most employees are hesitant to use wearables at workplaces as they think that their employer may use the data against them and not for their benefit.

After surveying over 2,000 workers across the UK, PwC found that 65% of the employees surveyed want their employer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing, and 46% say they would accept a free piece of wearable technology if their employers had access to the...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 24 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.