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 successful implementation.
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.
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:
Survey shows continued Wi-Fi frustration for mobile workforce
It’s that time of year again: iPass has released its quarterly Mobile Workforce Report, which concludes that, for business travellers, their expectation of a hotel Wi-Fi service and what they actually get leads to “an enormous disconnect.” With the continued rollout of 4G occupying most enterprise’s thoughts, it’s easy to forget how important Wi-Fi can be for the mobile worker, especially with spurious business travel arrangements.
BYOD, cloud named in eight disruptive IT cost forces
Bring your own device (BYOD) and cloud computing have been named in Gartner’s eight most disruptive forces which need be managed to avoid stratospheric IT asset costs, the analyst house warns. In a research note written by Gartner distinguished analyst and VP Alexa Bona, BYOD gives “new security and environmental risks”, which in turn leads to increased costs.
Mobile BI not being utilised, yet companies see its potential
Whilst more than half of organisations surveyed were mulling over a mobile business intelligence (BI) strategy, only 8% have taken the plunge and gone for it. That’s the finding from business process intelligence provider Jaspersoft, whose latest survey of over 500 community members prompted some intriguing results.
Three in four employees aren’t trained in BYOD privacy risks
For three quarters of organisations, there’s no specific training in place to set aside the fears about BYOD. This comes from Acronis, in association with the Ponemon Institute, who has released global survey results from its 2013 Data Protection Trends research, and it’s something of a warning shot at C-level execs implementing a BYOD policy. That is, of course, if they have a policy.
CIOs again see employees as biggest cyber security threat
For more than half of executives, the greatest threat to sensitive corporate data stems from the company’s own employees, rather than external forces. The report from IT Governance, entitled the ‘Boardroom Cyber Watch’, examined over 250 responses from a wide variety of sectors globally, ranging from technology, to healthcare and financial services.
Is Windows going to shake up the enterprise OS melting pot?
For future enterprise development projects, Windows is going to be challenging Apple, and lead Android. That’s the latest from a survey of over 100 mobile app dev professionals by enterprise BaaS provider AnyPresence. Currently, of course, it’s a clear shootout between Android and iOS. Yet according to the report, both figures are going to drop for future mobile projects as enterprises explore other platforms, most notably HTML5 and a hybrid concoction.
Employees don’t trust employers with personal data, report finds
There is a huge gap between the employee and the IT department in terms of BYOD expectations, according to a new report. The study of over 3000 employees globally from Aruba Networks revealed that, for at least one in three organisations globally, the IT department has no provisions in place to secure corporate files and applications. 51% of Americans, 35% of those in the Middle East and 34% of Europeans noted this, with two in three Americans (66%) worried about losing personal data as a result.