IDC forecasts Western European mobility revenues to reach $224.8 billion in 2017

Mobility revenues in western Europe are set to reach $224.8 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 0.1% over the previous year, according to the latest analysis from IDC.

Purchases of mobile hardware, software, and services are expected to grow at a more stable rate in 2019 and 2020, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.4% over the 2015–2020 forecast period and reaching $230.3 billion in 2020.

According to the guide, mobile connectivity services currently represent almost 50% of European...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 23 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Majority of IT managers say they work on mobile security without EMM or MMS help

More than half of respondents in a survey conducted by mobility and telecom expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe say their job to manage mobile devices ploughs a lonely furrow.

In other words, of the 100 IT managers polled, across a variety of enterprises, very few are using enterprise mobility management (EMM) or managed mobility (MMS) offerings – although many plan to over the next two years.

Given this publication has

By James Bourne, 16 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

Mobility skills and experience becoming ever more important, argues Randstad

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Mobility skills are going to be in ever-increasing demand while the line between cybersecurity and IT will start to blur, according to predictions from Randstad Technologies.

The analysis also examines a generational change in the workplace – although perhaps not the trend you are expecting – as well as new company roles.

Randstad argues that in 2017, companies will place greater emphasis on hires of all ages, although adding in a separate prediction that ‘generation...

By James Bourne, 10 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Research reveals iOS and Android app data leakage – and what it means for enterprises

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A new report from cloud security provider Zscaler has revealed the extent of data leakage from iOS and Android apps – and the threat this poses to enterprises.

In a blog post entitled ‘Are mobile apps a leaky tap in the enterprise?’, the company analysed more than 45 million transactions related to mobile devices through its cloud, and found that 0.3% of the 20 million Android transactions and 0.5% of the 26 million iOS transactions are resulting in some level of...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Research, Security.

Mobile maturity grows in the enterprise – but user experience still needs to be improved

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Usage and maturity with enterprise mobility continues to grow, according to the latest research from analyst firm CCS Insight, yet many hurdles remain around security and user needs.

The survey, which polled 600 employees in the US and western Europe, found agreeable increases in both device and app usage. The average number of connected devices used by employees for business or personal use has risen to 4.6 from 4.1 this time last year, while 86% of those polled said they...

By James Bourne, 17 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security, UX.

Video conferencing equipment market shines in Asia Pacific, struggles everywhere else

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IDC’s latest prognostication, on the global enterprise video conferencing equipment market, argues the space could be improved; overall equipment revenue increased 2.0% quarter by quarter, but went down 0.4% year over year.

Perhaps not surprisingly the key vendor to look out for, according to the research, was Cisco. Despite results showing revenue decreases both quarterly (0.6%) and yearly (3.2%), the giant still held a 44.3% share of the global market. Polycom, with greater...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Productivity, Research.

UX more important mobility investment area than security in US and UK

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User experience is emerging as the most popular investment area among enterprise mobility professionals in the US and UK – but across the rest of Europe security remains king.

That is the verdict from the latest report by the Enterprise Mobility Exchange. The report, entitled ‘The Roadmap to Mobile Transformation’, took the opinions of the company’s event attendees, asked around the service areas they were looking to invest in over the coming six to 18...

By James Bourne, 09 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security, UX.

The UCaaS market analysed: RingCentral, Fuze, West top Magic Quadrant

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The good folks at Gartner have got the crystal ball out again, this time with regard to the unified comms as a service (UCaaS) marketplace – and found 8x8, BT, Fuze, RingCentral, and West Unified Communications in the leaders’ zone.

The report arrives at a fascinating time in the space. Enterprise collaboration and productivity as a whole has been bolstered in the past month by an array of deals from the major vendors.

By James Bourne, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Productivity, Research.

Employees reaching breaking point: Our software is not good enough

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A new report from enterprise mobility platform provider Sapho argues that employees will simply refuse to use an application that wastes too much of their time – and it’s getting to breaking point.

The study, which was conducted by Forrester and polled more than 100 line of business and IT leaders found that enterprise software was “overwhelmingly” coming up short due to its complexity and issues with mobile. The results showed a disparity between employee...

By James Bourne, 24 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.