Capriza announces one million member milestone, pinpoints micro apps for success

Enterprise mobility solutions provider Capriza has announced it has surpassed one million users in over 100 countries.

The company added that an uptake occurred after it launched its Micro Apps product last year – with usage figures at 200,000 just 18 months ago.

Among the statistics in the release was an interesting one: Capriza added its users have an average app interaction time per app of approximately 60 seconds. “It’s these kinds of seamless, instant, intuitive experiences that users...

By James Bourne, 25 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Is poor presentation prep damaging your business acquisition opportunities?

Winning business is big business in itself. You only have to look at what companies spend on sales and marketing to see that, with targeted advertising, websites and CRM systems typically commanding big chunks of company budgets.

Often, though, those investments will only get you into a room with a potential client - a successful pitch is still required before POs can start changing hands. So, you’d think that companies would invest accordingly in their pitching too. After all, why would you pay to...

By Lyndon Nicholson, 25 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees.

Smartsheet raises $52.1 million in series F round to bolster enterprise collaboration

Smartsheet, a software as a service (SaaS) collaboration platform based in Washington, has raised $52.1 million (£40.2m) in series F funding.

The company said the capital will be used to accelerate product, sales, marketing and infrastructure to support its platform ‘building upon an already solid financial position with low cash burn’.

Smartsheet’s product enables enterprise-wide collaboration through file sharing, alerts and reminders to enable ‘all notes, comments, files, and...

By James Bourne, 24 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, M&A, Productivity.

Cisco doubles down on Internet of Things strategy, introduces IoT Threat Defense

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"This is an amazing year," Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, proclaimed before the audience at the Cisco Internet of Things World Forum in London this morning. "This is the year where we're talking about how to put this into action. We really did move from great vision slides and talking about what's possible, and we saw more and more examples of how this is happening."

No prizes for guessing the topic of conversation. According to Cisco's own research, only 26% of enterprise IoT...

By James Bourne, 23 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

Wandera secures $27.5 million, cites machine learning as key to future success

Enterprise mobile security provider Wandera has announced it has raised $27.5 million in a series C funding round, with promises of more products to come.

The funding, which more than doubles Wandera’s stake to date, takes the company’s total to $53.5m, with the latest round being led by Sapphire Ventures.

“With the financing under our belt, we relish the ability this has given us to deploy the funds and build out our technologies, our infrastructure and our team,” Eldar Tuvey, co-founder and CEO at...

By James Bourne, 19 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Security.

How the enterprise machine is shaking up healthcare

The enterprise machine is the new wave of enterprise application management. Still a relatively new concept, utilizing the enterprise machine in your product lineup can help generate additional revenue and give you full control over the user experience.  

Of course, ranting and raving about the positive benefits of the enterprise machine means little if you aren’t...

By App47, 18 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

How WannaCry demonstrates the dangers of homogeneous, unpatched networks

Whenever history seemed to repeat itself, my Granny used to quip, “same song, different verse.” As the WannaCry (WNCRY) ransomware spread like wildfire in a dry forest, I heard the familiar refrain and discordant notes of previous worms: Blaster (2003), Welchia “Nachi” (2003), and Conflicker (2008). Each of these worms spread via well known flaws in Microsoft Windows for which patches were already available. Why then, after a decade and a half, are we still seeing worms spreading via...

By MobileIron, 18 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Microsoft.

More than nine in 10 IT pros see automation as necessary across the enterprise

94% of respondents polled by IT solutions provider BMC Software say they expect automation to move from IT across the whole business by 2020.

The study, which polled 650 IT decision makers across 12 countries, also found that for three quarters (73%) of respondents, businesses who do not embrace IT automation as an overall strategy within five years will go bust within 10 years.

Looking at enterprise architects in particular, there are plenty of hurdles obstructing their path, with lack of necessary budget...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Productivity.

CIOs in Hong Kong stepping up fight against lax BYOD practices, new data reveals

One in three CIOs polled by Robert Half say a ‘lack of employee knowledge and skills around data security’ will be the biggest security risk their organisation faces in the coming five years.

The study, which surveyed 100 CIOs and CTOs in Hong Kong, found that almost three quarters (74%) of respondents allow their employees to access corporate data on their personal devices.

Only one respondent said their company was doing nothing to protect the company’s data on BYOD, while deployment of...

By James Bourne, 16 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The anatomy of an IoT solution: Three layers to success

The pace of new technology becoming available is coming at organisations fast – and it’s only going to get quicker. IT leaders are under pressure to not only get up to speed on what new technology is best for the business but to also ramp it up into operations.

In this data-driven age, innovation often means incorporating new technologies like blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning. Specifically for IoT, McKinsey estimates that IoT could generate $11.1 trillion a year in...

By Hans de Visser, 15 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Intel pushes further into enterprise wearables with Recon Jet Pro partner and distributor deals

Intel has announced updates to Recon Jet Pro, the company’s smart glasses product, adding that ‘a perception change is coming’ for wearable technology in the enterprise.

The announcements, made at the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit in San Diego, include an updated partner program, involving ISVs, system integrators and mobile device management providers, targeting industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, healthcare and security, as well as new distributors, including Mouser...

By James Bourne, 15 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

The five primary benefits of embedded analytics

We live in an age of applications. From fitness apps telling us how much we’re moving to our favourite retailers giving us the ability to shop on the go, applications have become integral to our day-to-day activities. At the same time, these simple-to-use, feature-rich applications in our personal lives have been raising our expectations for the capabilities and usability of the applications we use in the workplace.

This balance of application dominance and user expectations means that anyone developing...

By Tom Cahill, 11 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility.

Signal Sciences raises $15m in series B round and launches ‘new category’ of web app security

Signal Sciences, a California-based security engineering provider, has raised $15 million (£11.6m) in series B funding as well as launching what it describes as a ‘new category’ of web application security solutions.

The Web Protection Platform (WPP), designed by former Etsy engineers and security leaders, aims to provide comprehensive threat protection for web applications, microservices, and APIs on any platform. Though building web apps is an essential and core part of every business, the...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 11 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , M&A, Security.

Gartner argues medicine, law and IT may be affected by the rise of the robots by 2022

Gartner has given a tentative guideline of 2022 as when smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in medicine, law and IT, according to the firm’s latest missive.

The analyst house argues there is a fear of skilled practices becoming ‘utilities’ through the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). One example Gartner uses is through law; if an enterprise uses a smart machine which substitutes for a lawyer, after the first long and expensive period of training, the...

By James Bourne, 09 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Collaboration, Employees, Productivity.

Why user behaviour continues to put enterprises at risk

No matter how rigorous an approach you take to security in the enterprise, your biggest threat to security will always be your users.

Though the so-called “user threat” has been well-known by IT professionals since the dawn of the computer, a new study commissioned by RiskIQ finds that the problem is extremely pervasive, and still poses a serious threat for consumer and enterprise app usage.

RiskIQ surveyed 1,000...

By App47, 09 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

ANZ CIOs doing well on digital – but with a caveat, says Gartner

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CIOs in Australia and New Zealand are top of the class when it comes to customer focus and digitalisation initiatives, according to a new missive from analyst firm Gartner.

The figures, which come from the 2017 Gartner CIO Agenda survey, found that of the almost 2,600 respondents in 93 countries, 49% of ANZ CIOs are participating in digital ecosystems ‘as platforms to exchange information and interact electronically with competitors, customers, regulators, stakeholders and other...

By James Bourne, 08 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud .

VMware teams up with Oracle for app management on its managed cloud services

VMware will manage and secure business applications built on the Oracle Managed Cloud Services platform after the two companies announced a new partnership.

Oracle will leverage application management and security through VMware AirWatch, with the end result being that organisations can manage their Oracle application suite on a single unified platform, alongside other business-critical applications and devices through VMware Workspace ONE.

“Mobilising critical business processes is at the core of both...

By James Bourne, 08 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Why mobile app development is a community with room for everybody

In the beginning, mobile app construction often started with end users sketching interfaces, data flow diagrams and designs – showing a picture to a highly trained, highly skilled developer – and saying “build it.” After a lengthy process of planning, hand coding, testing, prototyping and production, the app was ready – months, even a year later.

Fast forward to today’s zero-code development, in which apps are built from menus of already-built features, then deployed...

By Mike Gundling, 05 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

In-house or third party? Enterprises shifting IT strategy with mobile at the heart of change

The majority of enterprises continue to rely on third-party vendors for IT services – but the plan is to take IT in-house, according to a new survey from B2B research firm Clutch.

The study, which polled 582 IT decision makers, found that of enterprises who outsource their IT needs, four in five are trending towards hiring domestic providers as opposed to offshore in 2017. Half of all enterprises surveyed said they planned to increase the amount of IT services handled in-house this year.

Whether a...

By James Bourne, 04 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.