Roambi advances its mobile BI portfolio

Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information Management

Roambi recently made some major announcements about its mobile business intelligence (BI) portfolio. The company added a cloud-based version of its product and announced a new North American partner program. The company has already seen a lot of success as one of the early innovators in the mobile BI space, and its intuitive solution offers some strong opportunities, especially in the business-to-consumer (B2C) market. However, the company plays in an increasingly...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, B2B, Data, Enterprise, Mobile.

If MDM is Superman, MAM is Batman. (You decide who’s cooler.)

Rob Patey wrote a blog post earlier this week equating Mobile Device Management with the Man of Steel himself. He conjures up cool imagery, with mobility playing something of an IT nemesis — but a noble nemesis that will ultimately benefit users.  As he says:

Users aren’t trying to overthrow ITs sovereignty as part of some nefarious scheme, they are merely trying to get more work done...

By Jim Casey, 27 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, App Stores, Apple, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise, MDM.

Is your favourite app in the top 10 blacklisted enterprise apps?

Fiberlink, the enterprise mobility provider responsible for the MaaS360 software, has come up with research from millions of devices under its remit as to the least popular apps for enterprises – and cloud storage provider Dropbox was the number one banned app for both iOS and Android devices.

As reported by ZDNet, Dropbox was a presence across the board for blacklisted apps, but curiously also appeared in the top 10 iOS whitelisted apps. That’s not the case for Facebook, Netflix, SugarSync and...

By James Bourne, 10 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, BYOD, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise.

Apple the clear enterprise OS leader, despite Android consumer dominance

Consumer operating system and smartphone habits are not being aped in the enterprise, according to the latest report from MDM providers Good Technology.

The report, a quarterly Mobility Index for Q1 2013, revealed that iOS is still the main OS player in the enterprise, despite the stranglehold Android has on the consumer market.

Yet the gap could be closing. Even though iOS is responsible for three quarters of total device activations, according to the report, Android’s share of total device activations...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Apple, Enterprise, MDM, Research, Tablet.

Pirates, prepare to be boarded by US entertainment malware

In the constant battle between illegal file sharers (pirates) and the entertainment industry supplying the protected digital materials, the pirates have been staying one step ahead – although the industry may soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal.

 

 

New regulations being pushed by the “Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property” could mean the industry could lawfully distribute malware to illegal file sharers.

The report is

By Ryan Daws, 28 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, App Stores, Apple, Consumers, Gaming, IP, Marketing, Microsoft, Monetisation, Patents, Security.

Is 2013 going to be the year of biometric security?

Nearly every day features news of high-profile hacks; clearly the “old school” password just doesn’t cut it anymore. PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett certainly agrees.

As we rely more and more on cloud services to easily store and retrieve our data online, we also make ourselves more and more accessible to data theft and manipulation.

At the Interop IT conference in Las Vegas,...

By Ryan Daws, 13 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Consumers, Enterprise, Mobile, NFC, Security, Smartphone.

Samsung and BlackBerry are secure enough for Pentagon - but not Apple?

In a strange turn of events, the Pentagon has authorised BlackBerry (whose security was possibly questioned by the UK government) and Android-based manufacturer Samsung’s devices for use in the Department of Defense; but left Apple’s iPhone in question.

General consensus pits Android as being the most insecure mobile OS with many high-profile cases of Malware whilst rival...

By Ryan Daws, 03 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Devices, Enterprise, Mobile, Security, Smartphone, Tablet.

Microsoft Surface Pro “just isn’t there” says IDC analyst - are smaller models on the way?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet has had a rocky start, with the International Data Center (IDC) pegging Q1 2013 estimates at just 900,000 (compare to Apple iPad’s 19.5 million!), causing IDC analyst Tom Mainelli to slam it with: “It’s just not there yet.”

Mainelli goes on to explain how battery life is a huge issue stating it will be compared to the iPad which runs for eight to 10 hours, up to the Surface which lasts for four.

His exact quote was: “The battery life's not...

By Ryan Daws, 02 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Apple, CIO, Consumers, Devices, Infographic, Strategy, Tablet.

The next generation of smartphones: What do you want to see?

Here at 3Squared, we are always eagerly awaiting the release of the next must-have phone.  Apple’s strategy of seemingly random launches, without even staff and retailers knowing what new features it may have, creates huge amounts of attention and their power in the technology market suggest this approach works.

But regardless of what features it does have, there is always much debate in the office about what the manufacturer has missed off.  We decided to take a look at the features that we...

By 3Squared, 17 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Security, Smartphone.

iOS remains the enterprise mobile platform of choice

According to cloud provider Citrix, in its Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report Q4 2012, Apple devices continued to dominate the mobile enterprise, although Android certainly had its advantages.

The report, which surveyed Citrix customers currently with EMM (enterprise mobility management) in the cloud, concluded that iOS platforms proved better for those enterprises where there was a lot of one-on-one customer engagement, such as retail, whilst Android was better for mobile field service organisations.

The...

By James Bourne, 12 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Employees, Enterprise.