The Brexit effect on IT investment: What needs to be done from here?

Following recent political events, it’s clear now that the UK, spearheaded by the May Government, is heading for a Brexit. At some point this year, Article 50 will be invoked, officially starting the beginning of the end of our European Union (EU) membership.

A Brexit has huge ramifications for all aspects of industry and businesses really need to be on the ball now - making changes to how they operate and the opportunities they take so that the ‘Brexit effect’ is minimalised and businesses...

By Bill Champness, 03 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, UX.

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.

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.

DHL launches next wave of ‘vision picking’ AR program

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Logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has launched the next stage of its ‘vision picking’ augmented reality (AR) program following a successful trial, the company has announced.

The company’s program focuses on greater efficiency in warehouse operations, enabling operators to speed up the picking process and reduce errors through displays on smart glasses. When DHL announced the

By James Bourne, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Redbooth launches enterprise collaboration app for Apple TV

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Redbooth, an online project management tool provider based in California, has announced the launch of a new app designed exclusively for Apple TV.

The app displays an optimised version of Redbooth, enabling better screen sharing and collaboration. Key features include optimisation for large screens, integrated content, and a customised user experience including automatic synchronisation of workspaces.

Ben Falk, director of mobile product at Redbooth, explained the reasoning behind the new launch

By James Bourne, 23 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX.

VMware launches AirWatch 8.3, bangs drum for UX and privacy

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VMware has announced the launch of AirWatch 8.3, an updated version of the Atlanta-based enterprise mobility provider’s platform which includes integration with the recently released Workspace ONE among other new features.

The move again links into VMware’s vision of ‘consumer simple, enterprise secure’, with the company pushing the part of greater user experience as well as greater transparency in privacy. In the case of the latter, the website

By James Bourne, 17 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, UX.

The evolution of AR, wearable tech, and opportunities for the enterprise

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Developments in new technology, such as bring your own device (BYOD), have often led to an improvement in efficiency and productivity in the workplace. A natural evolution of BYOD, implementing wear your own device (WYOD) and wearable technology to further increase enterprise productivity, is steadily becoming more commonplace.

Added to this is augmented reality (AR), which can have a broad reach in some unexpected areas adding information directly in context to greatly enhance...

By Ranzie Anthony, 20 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

How to get mobile UX right in a notification-driven world

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Analysis Recently I’ve been thinking about a trend in mobile apps, which seem to be moving away from the “user interface (UI) first” approach that has dominated websites and mobile apps to date. Rather, it seems that advancing technologies are making the UI subordinate to an overall user experience (UX) which includes not only the graphical interface but also the back end connectivity, performance and reliability. Further, between improving voice input,...

By David Akka, 06 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, UX.