How smart companies are using information to become more competitive and profitable

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Insights analysts are typically charged to perform analysis and discover new insights that can generate new business by identifying new customer and market trends or generate cost savings by discovering the root causes for inefficiencies.

If insights are discovered in a timely manner, they can create new opportunities for monetization by revealing new customer needs, new customer segments for targeting, emerging consumer behaviors and purchasing trends. Time is of the essence in the...

By Gerald Cohen and Dr. Rato Kodorov, 31 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Case Studies, Mobile Analytics, Productivity.

How Eurostar improved efficiency and saved employee costs through mobility

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Eurostar has slashed employees’ mobile bills by 50% and improved maintenance times through a mobility initiative with enterprise mobility management (EMM) firm MobileIron.

The railway firm worked alongside MobileIron and Qolcom, the wireless and enterprise mobility provider and UK partner of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), to secure and manage both corporate owned and BYOD devices.

A key part of the rollout was giving train drivers and train managers iPads to...

By James Bourne, 27 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Jonathan Reichental, Palo Alto CIO: On changing CIO roles and building smarter cities

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According to a recent research study from IDC, 40% of CIOs view themselves predominantly as ‘custodians of operational infrastructure’, compared to 25% who believed they were ‘business technology innovation officers’. We’ve all heard it before; CIOs need to move from being chief information officers to chief innovation officers, heavily prompted by...

By James Bourne, 19 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Case Studies, CIO, IoT.

The paperless NHS: Are fully electronic patient records truly attainable?

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In 2013, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pronounced that “the NHS cannot be the last man standing as the rest of the economy embraces the technology revolution… only with world class information systems will the NHS deliver world class care.”  With that, he laid out his ambition for the NHS to be ‘paperless at the point of delivery’ by 2018. 

That deadline has since been revised to 2020, but the programme received a shot in the arm earlier this year,...

By Ryan Jordan, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees.

Mobility and the cloud: The next technology frontiers of field service management

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If your service business depends on technicians or engineers going out to deliver services to customers in their homes, businesses or anywhere else for that matter, then you need to be embracing the latest cloud and mobility technologies to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

After all, the global Field Service Management (FSM) market is estimated to jump from $1.58 billion last year to over $3.5 billion by 2019, according to the latest Field...

By Tim Faulkner, 08 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Case Studies, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Mitie moves its facilities managers to mobile for greater data delivery

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Facilities management company Mitie is working with enterprise app development firm Mubaloo to deliver an iOS version of account management tool Miworld to its facilities managers.

The two companies put their heads together to provide a dashboard which gives facilities managers either an overview of their client portfolio or property specific information. The app also has a bespoke content management system, which allows the app to be tailored to individual customers or managers, as...

By James Bourne, 09 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

The legal industry: A desk liberation that led to a security nightmare

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During the Autumn Statement back in November, UK chancellor George Osborne placed significant importance upon the investment in the use of technology within the justice system, including the digitalisation of courtrooms and the moving of paper-based systems online. Whilst the plans for digitalising the justice system has been in the pipeline  for several years, we are now...

By David Meyer, 08 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Bolton NHS Foundation moves to virtual desktops, increases workplace efficiency

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The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, an integrated patient care organisation based in the UK town of the same name, has embarked on a project which resulted in successfully cutting login times for employees from several minutes to 15 seconds.

The organisation, which has over 4,000 employees, migrated its thousands of desktops to Windows 7, and chose AppSense for its migration. The Trust’s “highly complex” infrastructure, consisting of 300 clinical-based applications,...

By James Bourne, 10 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Collaboration, Employees, Productivity.

How Mondelez International overhauled and mobilised its legacy platform

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Mondelez International, the third largest global food and beverage company, has overhauled its legacy IT systems and mobilised its North American sales team for greater productivity and efficiency.

The company, with more than 107,000 employees across 80 countries, used enterprise mobility provider StarMobile Inc, and in particular the StarMobile platform to mobilise theSource, which is Mondelez’ key customer facing and revenue generating application.

StarMobile’s rapid...

By James Bourne, 30 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

Together Housing moves to enterprise mobility to improve costs and efficiency

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Housing development organisation Together Housing Group is moving towards working through enterprise mobile in partnership with UK-based technology firm 1st Touch.

Together Housing has seven companies run by a voluntary board of independent experts, council representatives and tenants. It has over 1,400 staff members and manages over 35,000 homes. The company chose 1st Touch to help customer-facing and mobile operatives to deliver role-specific information directly to their...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 24 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How Milton Keynes Council is using enterprise mobility to hotdesk and free office space

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Enterprise mobility management solutions provider Globo has announced that Milton Keynes Council is utilising its technology to enable its employees to work more flexibly and save office space.

The move, which currently manages 300 devices with plans to move to 1100, will “play a key role in maintaining services to the town’s growing population in the face of pressure on resources,” according to Paul Wheeler, the council’s head of IT strategic...

By James Bourne, 21 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How Amsterdam Airport Schiphol migrated its workforce to BYOD

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has recently migrated to a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, thanks to utilising the Good Collaboration Suite from mobility provider Good Technology.

The airport initially trialled a BYOD program among its employees to gauge if there was any interest, and saw approximately half the company switch on to the new system.

Many of the employees were similarly interested in using tablets as well as smartphones, which influenced the company’s decision...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

Van Gansewinkel uses DocuSign to mobilise its workforce on the move

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Benelux-based waste management provider Van Gansewinkel has announced it is working with electronic signature software firm DocuSign to automate and mobilise its business.

The company, with 5,500 employees and a turnover of more than €1bn (£792m), was looking for a one size fits all way of conducting contract agreements electronically, taking into account the variety of laws in different countries – for instance, an area of Flemish law whereby businesses have to...

By James Bourne, 28 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How one company uses wearables in the workplace – even if it’s a CIO’s nightmare

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Here’s one firm which is using wearable tech at the office. Cloud services company Appirio has brought CloudFit into work, with the aim of improving employee morale and reducing health insurance costs.

The program, which is entirely voluntary, utilises a Fitbit device, and is part of a wider trend seen by Trend Micro in its latest research: employers actively pursuing opportunities to utilise wearable technology in the workplace. 61% of organisations polled in the 100-strong...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Compliance firm ESG reduces report time by 90% through enterprise mobility

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Case study Environmental safety compliance provider ESG has used MobileIron for its latest enterprise mobility rollout, in the process reducing report time by over 90%.

The company, based in Burton upon Trent, utilises two streams for its current solution, replacing a previous app as well as eradicating paper-based solutions to create reports for its customers.

Phil Baker, ESG infrastructure manager, told Enterprise AppsTech how the new solution is a “massive time saver” for the...

By James Bourne, 25 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How one company improved its productivity by prioritising enterprise apps

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Integrated services provider Coopservice has announced a partnership with Ipanema Technologies to improve its IT network, with the result of reduced network costs and performance issues, as well as improved employee productivity.

Ipanema also moved HR and other key applications to the cloud, utilised unified comms tools, including deploying Lync, and replaced the company’s former ERP system with SAP.

Coopservice’s business plan relies on an always-ready network and...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How Dell utilises BYO PC for its internship programmes

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Feature As one of the world’s leading tech companies, anyone who’s looking to intern at Dell for the summer is naturally going to be technology minded. The result is that Dell doesn’t need to provide them with any technology of their own; just hook up their laptop to the company profile and let them get on with it.

This isn’t a new phenomenon, of course. But it doesn’t carry as glitzy an image as BYOD. According to the company’s research, 40% of firms...

By James Bourne, 05 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, Feature.

How Camden Borough Council improves its productivity through BYOD and CYOD

Last week it was revealed that Camden Borough Council had steadily increased the number of mobile devices in its remit.

Following a Freedom of Information Request from Parliament Street, Camden disclosed it now uses 252 mobile devices across the council, compared with 171 in June 2013 and 74 a year before that. That number is comprised of 132 iPhones – 64 iPhone 5 devices – and 45 Samsung models.

It’s not the only London institution to experience a spike in bring your own device deployment, with similar...

By James Bourne, 11 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.