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.

The Internet of Things will replace mobile phones as most connected device in 2018

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Internet of Things sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021, according to an Ericsson report.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021.
  • By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B smartphone...

By Louis Columbus, 25 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

Research warns of yet more lax employee mobile security practices

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One in five employees share their work email passwords, while 12% share passwords to other work applications, according to new research data released by identity and access management provider OneLogin.

The study, conducted by Arlington Research of more than 1,000 US-based respondents in May this year, also found one in five workers do not bother with additional security software on their devices, beyond what ships with the operating system, while employees admit to letting their...

By James Bourne, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Research, Security.