Enterprise app downtime problems on the up – but what can be done?
Nearly four in five enterprises suffer from app performance difficulties, and the problems are getting worse, according to a new piece of research conducted by Easynet in partnership with Ipanema. The research, the latest in a series entitled ‘Killer Apps’, gauged 650 respondents primarily in IT management, or other C-level executives, and examined the difficulties users face, potential solutions, as well as black holes to avoid.
How is BYOD influencing the education space?
Talk to most schoolchildren about BYOD and expect heads to uniformly drop in soporific stupor. But the potential for interactive learning alongside greater efficiency could be a lethal combination for students and teachers alike, as a recent whitepaper from Bradford Networks examines.
MDM taking a hit in BYOD security for small businesses
Over half of respondents polled in the latest survey admitted that they had no plans to implement mobile device management (MDM) technology. That’s the big takeaway from a Spiceworks survey covering 1000 small to medium business IT pros from its ‘Voice of IT’ panel. Of that number, 61% said they had a BYOD policy in place, yet 56% they had no plans to implement MDM within six months.
Enterprises mull rethinking mobile app development
Comprehensive research data published by the eminent research firm ABI Research had predicted that revenues accrued by the global mobile application market will exceed $30bn by the end of 2012. However, despite the forecast of encouraging figurse, the response for enterprise implementation of mobile apps remains lukewarm.
How can Google Glass be utilised for the enterprise?
Enterprise mobility provider Fiberlink has announced compatibility between its MaaS360 platform and Google Glass, the first such instance in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space. Utilising the technology, users are able to perform actions such as lock, locate and wipe through voice controls or hand gestures, thus removing some of the legwork associated with keeping a tight mobility policy.
Unleash the apps - entering the third era of enterprise mobility
Most of us are familiar with BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion; a technology giant that dominated the mobility mountain for nearly a decade, only to come crashing down as hundreds of millions of iPhones and Android devices entered the enterprise. But the rise and fall of BB is just the opening act. There is a far more fascinating drama playing out within enterprise mobility today.
Enterprise app deployment a struggle, says new research
One in three mobile development teams is either ‘middling’, ‘sluggish’ or ‘outpaced’, according to a survey from Micro Focus, undertaken by independent survey specialists Vanson Bourne. The research results, taken from almost 600 CIOs, question the speed of enterprise app development and deployment, and whether mobile teams can keep up the pace.
Is 2013 going to be the year of biometric security?
Nearly every day features news of high-profile hacks; clearly the “old school” password just doesn’t cut it anymore. PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett certainly agrees.
MCM market will exceed 110m subscribers by 2018
The mobile content management (MCM) space is predicted to hit over 110 million subscribers by 2018, according to the latest report from ABI Research. According to the ABI study, entitled ‘Enterprise Mobility Applications and Services Research Service’, there is determined growth in the sphere, with North America and Western Europe the strongest-growing markets year on year.
Mobile security, BYOD biggest concerns for health IT professionals
A report from HIMSS Analytics has found that use of mobile devices, security, data storage and information exchange are the biggest IT barriers facing healthcare today. The report, a focus group of seven senior IT healthcare professionals, particularly found severe worry with the BYOD trend, with the biggest concern to the participants being IT’s lack of control concerning managing mobile devices.