Sumit Dhawan, VMware EUC GM, on why 2017 will be a year of “platform acceleration”

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Sumit Dhawan, the new general manager of end user computing at VMware, believes that 2017 will be the year of “platform acceleration”, both at his company and in the wider enterprise mobile industry.

Dhawan, who previously headed up the desktop products division, takes over from Sanjay Poonen, who has moved up to become VMware’s chief operating officer. It’s certainly a hard act to follow, but Dhawan says he couldn’t be happier with the position the...

By James Bourne, 18 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise mobility in 2016: The year in review

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As we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, the first week of the year provides an appropriate time to look back at the previous 12 months, and the key stories which influenced the enterprise mobility sector during that time.

Rather than detailing the most important stories of the year chronologically as in previous years, this time Enterprise AppsTech is looking at the biggest hitters from 2016 in five key emerging areas:

App standardisation

One of the biggest stories of 2016 was undoubtedly the...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

iPads in the workforce, or why enterprise mobility is all about the apps

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Mobile devices have been an integral part of the global workforce for years, as businesses adopt technology to drive transformation and improve business processes. Just last year, enterprise markets accounted for about $25 billion in annual Apple revenue, up 40 percent over 2014 – and iPads have undoubtedly earned a fair share of that revenue. There’s no denying the innovation behind the iPad and other tablets and smartphones. These devices are growing in popularity in the...

By Mark Scott, 23 December 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

MobileIron launches Bridge to unify mobile and desktop management and lower TCO

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Another quarter passes, and with it comes another depressing statement on the PC market.

According to the latest figures from analyst firm Gartner, worldwide PC shipments hit 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016. If you think that’s a good figure, then it’s worth knowing that it was a 5.7% decline from this time last year, and the eighth consecutive quarter of PC shipments declining.

Lenovo remains the biggest player, with HP Inc. a close second followed...

By James Bourne, 12 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility.

Life on Mars...or what needs to be done to get AI right

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The past week has been one of particular announcements. Elon Musk unveiled his hotly anticipated plan to send humans to live – and die – on Mars, outlining plans for up to a million colonists living in a self-sustaining society, while Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced plans to add intelligence to core products like Office 365, Skype, and Dynamic. Unfortunately, both announcements left more questions than answers.

Life on Mars

Musk kept us in the dark about how his...

By Alex Gorbansky, 06 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Data & Analytics.

Why AR in the enterprise is more compelling than the consumer vision

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According to the latest note from analyst firm Juniper Research, the enterprise sector will form the majority of revenues in augmented reality (AR) applications and content, with the overall market forecast to hit $5.7 billion (£4.4bn) by 2021.

The findings, which appear in a whitepaper entitled ‘Augmented Reality: Not Just Fun and Games’, takes its opening cue from the release of Pokemon Go in July this year. The lead in here, naturally, is that AR has gained...

By James Bourne, 03 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Design, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

DHL launches next wave of ‘vision picking’ AR program

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Logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has launched the next stage of its ‘vision picking’ augmented reality (AR) program following a successful trial, the company has announced.

The company’s program focuses on greater efficiency in warehouse operations, enabling operators to speed up the picking process and reduce errors through displays on smart glasses. When DHL announced the

By James Bourne, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Mirego looks to ‘notoriety’ of Apple mobility partnership for further success

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A press release recently landed in Enterprise AppsTech’s inbox. Not an uncommon occurrence, you would correctly note; but this one caught the eye, describing how a company had “accelerated its lead in the enterprise mobile market.”

The release came from, and naturally was referring to, Mirego, a Canada-based company founded in 2007 which also has an office in the US. The firm is currently focusing its efforts on North America but with one eye on Europe and Australia, and offers an...

By James Bourne, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the latest Citrix and Microsoft partnership adds to the enterprise mobile complexity

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Opinion The enterprise mobile industry has come an impressively long way over the past few years. From the rise of bring your own device, to the evolution from mobile device management to a more rounded enterprise mobility management (EMM) space, a huge amount of progress has been made.

But a fork in the road threatens to hamstring a lot of the good work thus far.

The AppConfig Community, an initiative spearheaded by EMM vendors IBM Maas360, JAMF Software, MobileIron, and VMware AirWatch...

By James Bourne, 31 May 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft.

Exploring virtual and augmented reality in the enterprise

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It seems like every major technology summit these days isn’t complete without the mention of virtual and augmented reality. Consumers and enterprises alike have cause to be excited. While the technologies are still in their infancies, both promise revolutionary new ways by which we will interact and compute.

2016 will be remembered as a landmark year for these types of technology, with multiple hardware releases targeted for the enterprise and the consumer. This is just the beginning. 

By VMware AirWatch, 23 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.