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.
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.
Enterprise app startup FeedHenry gets $9m in funding drive
Ireland-based backend as a service (BaaS) startup FeedHenry, a manufacturer of cloud-based enterprise applications, has received $9m (£5.78m) in a round of funding led by Intel Capital. The money will be used to create over 100 new jobs at the Waterford company, as well as speed up an international rollout of its product.
Salesforce.com announces enterprise app innovation challenge
Cloud giant Salesforce.com has announced the €5 million Innovation Challenge, offering a chance for innovative start-ups to build successful enterprise apps on the Salesforce platform. The challenge, which launches today, will allow prospective companies to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists at a series of events throughout Europe between September and November.
Infor CEO says enterprise software “sucks” as IBM deal unveiled
Charles Phillips, CEO of business application software provider Infor, has said that enterprise software “sucks” and is “not fun to use” at his keynote speech during the company’s Inforum event in Orlando, Florida. As reported by PC Advisor and Information Week, Phillips gave succinct critiques to each of the main enterprise software players. But does he have a point?
Gartner forecasts steady rise in mobile CRM apps market
Analyst house Gartner has predicted that, by 2014, there will be more than 1200 mobile customer relationship management (CRM) apps available for download from app stores. And according to the latest forecast, IT leaders need to focus on four skill sets for optimum mobile app strategy...
Enterprise mobility the biggest future trend for IT managers
Enterprise mobility, alongside cloud services, have been cited in an industry report as the biggest “game changers” for IT executives. “We are fortunate to live and work in an era and an industry where game-changing developments are plentiful. In the midst of so many developments, it’s important to determine which game-changers truly deserve the moniker,” the CommScope report asserts.
Cloud files deleted from smartphones “can be recovered”
Recent research from the University of Glasgow has revealed that, if you delete a file from a piece of cloud software, it isn’t completely gone. The experiment took two smartphones, an iPhone 3G and an HTC Desire on Android, and three cloud storage facilities; Dropbox, Box and SugarSync, with the researchers putting together a 20 file data set comprising MP3, MP4, JPG, DOCX and PDF files.
How is BYOD a challenge for IT? [infographic]
Trend Micro, the antivirus cloud computing software provider, has published an infographic detailing the challenge of introducing employee-liable devices into the corporate network.
Report shows most companies satisfied with ERP solution – in theory
Panorama Consulting has released its latest enterprise resource planning (ERP) report which reveals that the majority of companies feel they’ve made a good choice with their ERP software and provider, even though various challenges remain – but does it tell the whole story?