10 CEO's express opinions on accessing corporate networks with iPad

Last month we met with 10 CEO’s at a Vistage meeting to discuss how they're using iPads in their business. A key problem they all agreed on was accessing their corporate file servers from the iPad, so they can browse and update files.

Cisco the most viable option?

Businesses using Cisco found that AnyConnect is a pretty good solution. You can connect to your corporate network and browse documents and files. The general impression was that this was good, but the user experience could be more slick.


By Tobin Harris, 01 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Devices, Enterprise, Microsoft.

Apple confronts challenge of low-cost tablets with iPad Mini

By Adam Leach, Practice Leader, Devices & Platforms

Apple has announced the introduction of the iPad Mini – a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet. The iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch multi-touch display, a dual-core A5 chip, FaceTime HD, 5-megapixel cameras, and WiFi & LTE connectivity. Pricing starts at $329 for the 16GB WiFi-only version, rising to $659 for the top-end 64GB LTE model.

The challenge and necessity of low-cost tablets

The introduction of a smaller iPad was much expected by...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 25 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Smartphone, Tablet.

iPhone 5 launch: What does it mean for the enterprise?

With the long-awaited announcement of the iPhone 5, it seems everybody has an opinion. But what does the new Apple smartphone entail for businesses?

According to Jim Hemmer, Antenna Software CEO, there shouldn’t be any difficulties in integrating the iPhone 5 for the enterprise.

“We saw Tim Cook put the iPad’s success in the enterprise at the head of his presentation, and it’s easy to see why,” Hemmer said.

Enterprise AppsTech published a piece on the iOS device VPN provider...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Employees, Enterprise.

The real winner in the Samsung vs Apple lawsuit..? Microsoft!

In the recent legal battles between Samsung and Apple it may seem hard to know who has the upper hand with Samsung victorious in Japan and Apple victorious in the US. What is undoubtedly true is that the case itself will have far reaching consequences for the world of enterprise mobility and application development in general. I would go further than that though and say that to me the...

By David Akka, 06 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Microsoft, Samsung.

Lessons learned: 5 top tips to develop mobile applications

What enterprise application teams can learn from Facebook

As you may have seen, Facebook recently re-launched their application for iOS devices in an attempt to fix some of the outstanding issues that had been identified by their users.

Whether these have been fixed or not is debatable, but what really stood out to me is what this can teach those charged with creating large scale business critical applications.

You may think: “What does Facebook have to do with how I run my business?” The Facebook...

By David Akka, 03 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Enterprise, Mobile.

How can an SME enterprise solution go bigger?

iSimplyConnect chief Ralph Shaw talks to Enterprise AppsTech about his company’s turnkey solution, letting the iPad aid productivity and the future of BYOD

iOS device virtual private network (VPN) provider iSimplyConnect has released its ConnectMore software, and highlights how a VPN product originally designed for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can target much larger enterprises if the demand is there.

According to Ralph Shaw, CEO of Asavie Technologies, the desicion to create ConnectMore came...

By James Bourne, 17 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise.

How can transactions drive enterprise mobility strategy?

From killer apps to 10-second apps – how simple transactions can drive your enterprise mobility strategy

Most of us have heard the term ‘killer app’. Even if you don’t know what a killer app is, chances are you’ve used one. In the early days of PC-based computing, it was desktop apps like spreadsheets, while search apps became essential as the internet grew.

When mobile working first became a viable reality, access to corporate email was seen as the killer app. Now, out-of-office...

By T.L. Neff, 16 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Consumers, Enterprise, Payment.

Why developing and distributing enterprise iOS apps is no easy feat

Developing enterprise mobile apps on Apple’s iOS platform is no easy feat, and though it may be the trendy thing to do currently, some businesses may wish to think twice about it. There are significant challenges involved with doing so, chief among them is how to distribute any in-house developed iOS app.

In fact, distribution is the biggest challenge with respect to iOS apps. When you build an iOS application and desire to distribute it without using iTunes, your company must join Apple’s iOS...

By John Hanay, 09 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, BYOD, Devices, Employees, Enterprise.

Are firms 'such as Apple' to blame for BYOD security headaches?

You can’t swing a cat at the moment without hitting someone saying something about bring your own device (BYOD), and this week is no different, with a UK tech security firm casting a doubting shadow over BYOD’s cost-saving and security credentials.

UK security and identity management specialist Lieberman Software has laid the blame for sleepless nights and bitten nails of IT managers everywhere squarely at the feet of consumer device manufacturers.  

The firm suggested that over two thirds of...

By Matthew Henkes, 09 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, BYOD, Security.

What's behind Apple's bid for security specialist AuthenTec?

By Adrian Drury, Practice Leader, Consumer Impact Technology & Integrated Media Team, Ovum.

Apple has made a bid to acquire AuthenTec, a mobile encryption and security specialist. This acquisition is notable not just because Apple finds it notoriously difficult to spend its growing cash pile, but also because AuthenTec inked a deal in July to provide its fingerprint authentication and VPN technology for Samsung Android devices destined for the enterprise.

While this deal will give Apple technology assets...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 08 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Security.