What you need to do if you’re behind the curve on enterprise apps

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More businesses than ever are deploying apps for their employees to use. That should mean that those businesses have a strategy for which apps to deploy and why—right?

Not so fast. Though a new study from Adobe found that the majority of departments (62%) think it’s important to “be ahead of the curve compared to competitors” with mobile apps, most departments (66%) believe they’re...

By App47, 01 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Opinion.

Rumour has it: How Apple’s headphone jack removal could compromise its enterprise position

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Consumers and industry pundits are already expressing frustrations upon hearing that Apple is planning to remove its headphone jack in the next iPhone. But is this simply a consumer issue? Or will it have an impact on the enterprise market as well?

The company has already been making major moves to strengthen its position within the enterprise, including partnerships in the past year with Cisco and IBM, and new enterprise-friendly features to iOS and macOS Sierra at this year’s...

By Josh Garrett, 25 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Opinion.

Opinion: Embracing collaboration and the human cloud in the connected workforce

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We now live in a digital age, and technology is rapidly progressing bringing with it new possibilities that didn’t exist before. Businesses need to be able to adapt and use these developments in order to gain a competitive edge and create a more modern, connected workforce.

If businesses aren’t able to adapt to and integrate with new technologies they will fail to...

By Geraldine Osman, 09 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, Opinion.

Enterprise apps will shift to cloud, says IHS Research Director

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Clifford Grossner from IHS talked about the future shift to off-premise enterprise apps at the NexGen Cloud conference in San Diego.

According to Grossner, solution providers will see more applications used by enterprise customers shift off-premise to the cloud, and they need to quickly move to capitalise on the new opportunities created by this shift.

He said: "If you...

By Enterprise CIO, 09 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Opinion.

In enterprise mobility, “there’s an app for that” is not enough

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Watching the explosion of mobile apps has been, in a word, incredible.

In less than a decade, consumers have gone from having low-tech cell phones to early-stage smartphones to powerful machines that house dozens of mobile apps that do everything from stream music to order you a ride to work.

But as mobile apps have exploded, a problem has followed—and it’s one that often...

By App47, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Mobile, Opinion.

Celebrating five years of BYOD with five simple phases

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2010: IT simply can’t ignore personal devices anymore

Although the term was first introduced in 2009, BYOD had its first full year, and became much more mainstream, in 2010. CIOs were really starting to feel the pressure as personal devices flooded the workplace. At the same time, Android was starting to pick up steam and the first iPad was introduced to the market. The influx of new devices led to employees bringing more smartphones and tablets to work, which IT was...

By David Lingenfelter, 05 November 2014, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Opinion.

The current trend in enterprise mobility: Remove the ‘mobility’ bit

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Opinion The phrase ‘enterprise mobility’ is becoming a comfortable fit for many CIOs, IT and business executives. But as is often the way with technology, it’s quickly becoming too comfortable. What we see as enterprise mobility moves forward into 2015 is increasingly less and less related to the term ‘mobile’.

It’s something vendors are seeing in conversation with executives, as...

By James Bourne, 17 October 2014, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Opinion.

Why it’s vital to update your passwords for employee offboarding

Here’s a worrying statistic taken from an Intermedia report: nine out of 10 employees who leave companies still retain password for corporate applications, ranging from Facebook to Salesforce and PayPal.

It’s part of the circle of life. Plenty of stories like this hit the Enterprise AppsTech news desk (well, inbox), they duly get reported on, but seemingly nothing happens, as security firms continue to commission scaremongering surveys, the results of which get emailed to hard-working industry...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Employee Education, Employees, Opinion, Security.

Finding BYOD an IT manager can get behind

Mel Leith of Cognisec, a single sign-on IT solutions provider, recently wrote an article that we felt compelled to comment on. The article—“Hassle Free BYOD”—covers a BYOD solution that’s more forward-thinking than many solutions you may be familiar with.

Rather than focus on the devices themselves—how many employees actually want to let their IT managers install security measures on their personal devices?—Leith advocates for a BYOD...

By App47, 04 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Opinion.