New study emphasises need for enterprise-wide mobile strategy

Mobile enterprise provider Kony, in association with IDC, has released results of a survey which show that most businesses lack an enterprise-wide mobile strategy.

Less than one in five (16%) of companies have what is described as a “clear, enterprise-led approach to mobility”, according to the researchers. Yet the vast majority (93%) of companies with a mobility approach that features the whole enterprise say they have greater success than firms which go for a departmental-led approach, for...

By James Bourne, 05 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Mobile, Research.

AirWatch, BlackBerry and MobileIron top of class in Radicati EMM ranking

The latest analysts’ enterprise mobility management (EMM) quadrant has been released by The Radicati Group, which shows AirWatch, BlackBerry and MobileIron as the biggest vendors in the space.

Overall there are 14 companies in the ranking, which assesses market share and functionality, with six in the top right ‘top players’ section; AirWatch, BlackBerry, Citrix, Good, MobileIron and SAP, with AirWatch attaining the highest score in both sections.

This represents a good result for the...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, MDM, Research.

Android most popular enterprise OS, claims Frost & Sullivan

Analyst house Frost & Sullivan has found that Android is the most popular OS among US and European enterprises, with Windows Mobile and BlackBerry still holding significant market share.

The study, entitled ‘The Future of Mobile Devices from a Consumer Perspective’, shows that Android garnered 56% of the vote, compared with 41% for iOS, and a surprisingly high 30% and 28% for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry respectively.

This may come as a bit of a surprise given

By James Bourne, 03 July 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Enterprise, Research.

What's driving business technology spending disruption?

It's a given, this year more CIOs will shift their focus from selective IT efficiency to overall IT effectiveness. In 2014 and beyond, enterprise IT leadership will be judged on their ability to meet the demands of tech-savvy Line of Business users.

This is the type of meaningful progress that CEOs have been anticipating. But that organizational realignment won't always translate into higher budgets. Here's why.

According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide IT...

By David @BTR, 27 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise, Research.

Report warns BYO trend has risks but cannot be stopped

A new report from advisory company CEB focusing on the future of corporate IT has shown that a quarter (24%) of employees use their own collaboration tools, and one in five (21%) use their own analytics tools.

The report, subtitled ‘Five Opportunities to Drive Productivity and Growth in the New Work Environment’, warns that IT leaders who fail to manoeuvre their organisations into competing in the new work environment risk lagging behind. The new way of working, as outlined in a 2010 report by...

By James Bourne, 15 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Research.

CIOs seek the path to big strategic goals and objectives, survey shows

Senior executives at progressive companies have been on a mission - they're raising the bar of expectations for leaders of their significant investment in business technologies. Providing reliable access to IT resources and reporting on system up-time objectives are unlikely to gain recognition or rewards from the savvy CEO. They now require a direct impact on business-related goals and anticipated outcomes - with no excuses.Granted, many CIOs and IT managers have made progress in their efforts to better align their IT...

By David @BTR, 12 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Research.

What are the six key areas for enterprise mobile architects in 2014?

A report published today by enterprise software provider Verivo has revealed the six big considerations enterprise architects need to take into account when developing apps.

The survey, which was conducted in the first quarter of this year and spoke with enterprise architects at Global 2000 companies, came to the conclusion that the enterprise mobility space is growing and, as a result, influencing what architects and developers are doing.

The report’s advice was part pragmatism, part common...

By James Bourne, 06 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Enterprise, Research.

More than a quarter of mid market firms lack a mobile strategy, research finds

Research published today by Intrinsic in conjunction with Vanson Bourne has revealed that more than a quarter (28%) of mid market companies in the UK don’t have a mobile strategy in place.

The news may be something of a shock, given the prevalence of the mobility trend and especially given the reasons for why companies need to invest.

According to survey respondents the desire to become more agile (47%) is the biggest driver for a mobility strategy, ahead of workforce demands (46%) and the ability for...

By James Bourne, 16 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Mobile, Research.

BlackBerry comes up trumps in OS security – yet enterprises are still leaving

More than half of financial services firms which use BlackBerry are either in the process of migrating from it or are planning to move over in the future, a new industry report reveals.

The report, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by mobility provider MobileIron, took its responses from over 400 mobile strategists, with 23% of respondents admitting they were currently migrating off BlackBerry, compared to 20% who were staying put.

18% said they were planning to migrate to a multi-OS mobile...

By James Bourne, 27 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Devices, Employees, Enterprise, Research.

BYOD policies help save companies £30k per year, survey reveals

Research from mobile IT solutions provider LANDESK has shown companies can save over £150,000 through five years if they adopt a BYOD policy.

The survey of over 1000 UK office workers found differing approaches to BYOD policies. More than four in five (81%) organisations permit employees to bring their own technology to work, this number diminishes significantly for laptops (16%) and smartphones (14%). 15% of companies offer CYOD (choose your own device), while 8% offer COPE (corporate owned, personally...

By James Bourne, 10 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise, Mobile, Research.

Enterprise workers claim security is 'not their responsibility'

A quarter of US enterprise workers claim there should be no punishment for loss of company data as “data security is not their responsibility,” according to new research published by Absolute Software.

The US 2013 Mobile Enterprise Risk Survey, which polled workers in companies with more than 1000 employees, paints a worrying picture regarding how data is stored in enterprises, and further fuels the debate of who is responsible for enterprise mobile data.

Only three in five (61%) respondents say...

By James Bourne, 06 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise, Research.

The 2014 business technology security threat assessment

If you thought that cyber security threats were troubling in 2013, then you should brace yourself for the onslaught that's very likely in 2014. A new generation of security threats stemming from progressive business technology trends -- such as BYOD, mobility and cloud services adoption -- will expose organizations to a multitude of new risks.According to the findings of a global security survey sponsored by Dell, the majority of IT leaders around the world say they...

By David @BTR, 05 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: B2B, BYOD, Enterprise, Research, Security.

Fiberlink data shows how Samsung dominates Android in enterprise

According to Fiberlink research of 250,000 Android devices in workplaces globally, more than half are Samsung phones and tablets.

The data shows that 84% of Android devices in the enterprise are smartphones, compared to 16% of tablets. Samsung’s popularity as a manufacturer comprised 56% of all devices, ahead of Motorola (22%), HTC (8%), LG and Asus (2%).

Other devices which registered in smaller numbers included Amazon, CASIO, Huawei, Pegatron and Sony.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S...

By James Bourne, 19 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise, Research.

BYOD would be a “nightmare” if not managed properly, says research

According to the latest research from digital print and documents supplier Altodigital, more than half of UK organisations operate BYOD, yet nearly two thirds (63%) don’t have a specific IT strategy in place for it.

The research polled over 1000 decision makers across UK businesses, and concluded that in the main, less than half the workforce would be on a BYOD strategy. Around a third (31%) of those surveyed confirmed that less than a tenth of its employees brought in their own personal devices, while...

By James Bourne, 24 January 2014, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise, Research.

A market analysis of mobile device management

One of the questions that I am asked very often is “what is the state of the mobile device managementmarket in terms of adoption and market shares?”.

While I do have a lot of information about MobileIron's own revenue, our win rate in the market, and our own proprietary market research, as a privately owned company we don’t share this information publicly.

So I was very excited last week, when the 451 Research published their...

By MobileIron, 17 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Analysis, Enterprise, MDM, Research, Strategy.

Report reveals the 7 biggest trends in enterprise mobility for 2014

A report published by the Enterprise Mobility Exchange has shed light on the biggest lessons learned from successful enterprise mobility implementations, and come up with seven trends for 2014 and beyond.

The 29-page report looks at the entire enterprise mobility landscape in 2013, and makes several interesting conclusions; BYOD will remain at the top of the boardroom agenda, cloud will become increasingly important, whilst data will increasingly become the hallmark of a...

By James Bourne, 10 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise, Mobile, Research.

Microsoft survey reveals how willing employees are to embrace mobility

A recent survey by Microsoft has revealed that more than a quarter of workers work in bed, whilst nearly half have worked whilst on holiday.

The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, sheds light on employee habits in the ‘always-connected’ generation and finds that staff are willing to work almost anywhere.

Some eye-opening highlights in the research included:

  • Nearly one in five (19%) respondents admitted they had worked while they were going to the bathroom
  • 20% of parents surveyed said they had been working whilst attending their child’s...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mobile, Research.

Mobile first, enterprise apps, and corporate mobility policies major trends in 2014

Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact Technology

Enterprise mobility has been one of the hottest topics of 2013, and will continue to be a key area of interest in 2014. In our recently published report, Trends to Watch 2014: Enterprise Mobility, we outline the key trends that will shape the market in 2014 as businesses adapt to increasing consumerization and extend the range of tools and applications available to employees on all devices.

Enterprises and supply-side vendors alike need to be prepared for these...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 11 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise, MDM, Research, Strategy.

Latest Forrester research shows disconnect between CIO and IT

The latest research, this time from Forrester in partnership with the TBM Council, has revealed that CIOs are not aligned with their colleagues in terms of communicating the value of IT operations.

The report, entitled “The Business Technology Value Scorecard”, examined why the message was getting lost between business and IT:

  • On average, business believed IT had 60% more budget than it actually did
  • Business leaders believe on average that IT spend is 8% of the company revenue, when infact it’s nearer 5%
  • 50% of those surveyed said that IT...

By James Bourne, 08 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Marketing, Research.

Gartner’s mobile app store forecast predicts $26bn in sales, 102bn downloads in 2013

Gartner’s latest Mobile App Store Worldwide Forecast predicts annual downloads will increase 59.38% from 64 billion in 2012 to 102 billion in 2013.  Worldwide revenue is forecast to also increase 44.45%, from $18B in 2012 to $26B in 2013.

Here are additional key take-aways from the Gartner Mobile App Store Forecast that was published this week:

  • Free applications are forecast to be 91% of all...

By Louis Columbus, 04 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: App Stores, Enterprise, Mobile, Research.