Why enterprises who keep their IT models static will face trouble ahead

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IT staff are spending more than 30% of their time on new service requests and resolving issues and only 15% of their time allocated to innovation, according to a new piece of research by Dimension Data.

The move represents a year on year decline by 25%, which represents a warning sign, the company argues; enterprises who don’t evolve their IT models and innovate within them, with the demand for improving customer engagement and the need to crunch ever greater amounts of data rising,...

By James Bourne, 01 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

2017’s anticipated attacks for CIOs: DDoS, IoT, and more

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Along with well wishes, this New Year we have been inundated with warnings from experts and journalists that 2017 will entail an upsurge of DDoS, IoT and Ransomware attacks that will exceed by far 2016’s record. So with warnings must come action – which is where we propose that prevention is the best form of defence.

2016 saw some of the most well-established and public facing companies as the target of cyber criminals attacks, the most notable being the Yahoo hack which...

By Mike Hemes, 25 January 2017, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

Why healthcare is a vulnerable sector for cyber attack – and what can be done about it

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2017 is set to feature greater attacks on internet security; the broad adoption of IoT seen to be easily compromised coupled with data often held on legacy systems is likely to capture attention.

Healthcare represents one of the sectors vulnerable to IoT attacks. As more and more people adopt smart wearables and mobile apps tracking fitness the bank of hackable data for cyber criminals is growing and the value of the information is increasing which makes attacking more rewarding....

By Duncan Hughes, 17 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, IoT, Security.

IoT and mobility: The two main pillars of digital disruption

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By Chris Hale, Vice President of Marketing, Stratix Corporation

The lines have blurred between two massive technology forces driving changes in businesses everywhere: Internet of Things and mobility.

For example, what’s considered a “device”?  In the realm of enterprise mobility, we think mainly of smartphones and tablets equipped with apps and Internet connectivity. Smartphones are packed with sensors that collect data on location, orientation, acceleration,...

By Stratix, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

451 Research: Seven in 10 enterprise IT buyers collecting IoT data

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More than seven in 10 enterprises polled by analyst firm 451 Research say they are gathering IoT data – but security and a perceived lack of return on investment remain major stumbling blocks.

The company’s latest figures, which come from the most recent Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things Organisational Dynamics survey, polled almost 1,000 enterprise IT buyers and found the number of firms looking at IoT data went up to its highest number, up three percentage...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Enterprise mobility in 2016: The year in review

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As we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, the first week of the year provides an appropriate time to look back at the previous 12 months, and the key stories which influenced the enterprise mobility sector during that time.

Rather than detailing the most important stories of the year chronologically as in previous years, this time Enterprise AppsTech is looking at the biggest hitters from 2016 in five key emerging areas:

App standardisation

One of the biggest stories of 2016 was undoubtedly the...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Will IoT change the face of enterprise mobility?

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The world of enterprise mobility has already undergone significant change in the last few years. With so many devices in the workplace today, assuming control over all employee devices with an MDM approach would be nigh impossible. Instead, many companies have moved to MAM, which focuses on securing and managing applications rather than assuming full control of smartphones and laptops.

In a new article for ComputerWorld, writer Peter Fretty suggests that

By App47, 14 November 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Orange Business Services to collaborate on enterprise IoT in Brazil

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Orange has announced a collaboration with Brazilian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Porto Seguro Conecta in order to provide and support enterprise IoT projects in the South American country.

The collaboration, which comes through Orange Business Services, the company’s B2B arm, helps give Orange leverage for IoT, with Porto Seguro Conecta being used for tracking car alarms, residential alarms, and other applications. Orange adds it manages 10 million connected...

By James Bourne, 10 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

BlackBerry elaborates on ‘Enterprise of Things’ strategy with latest Android launch

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BlackBerry has announced the launch of the DTEK60 phone, the latest in its series of secure Android devices and another indicator of its software-centric current strategy.

The DTEK60 is the second device in the Android series, with features including a 5.5” Quad HD display, fingerprint sensor, and a smart keyboard which aims to learn from its users. The phone is also FIPS 140-2 compliant, comes with Android for Work and Google Play for Work as well as offering full enterprise...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

New research underlines challenges for enterprise IoT device security

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While the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an increasing role in a range of business processes, it leads to extended IT attack surfaces – and traditional tools are falling short on the security side.

That’s the verdict from a new report commissioned by ForeScout Technologies and conducted by analyst firm Quocirca. The survey, which polled more than 200 senior IT decision makers across the UK and central Europe, found that 65% of respondents are less than sure about...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Will you be part of the dawn of the intelligent 21st century enterprise?

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Digital technologies are fuelling a seismic shift in the modern business landscape, driven by changing customer expectations and mounting competition from new and nimble ‘born digital’ companies. This has given rise to a new breed of organisation; the 21st century enterprise, which is being forced to rethink traditional market approaches and become more service-centric in order to remain relevant.

To make this transition successfully, businesses must have the ability...

By Kalyan Kumar, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Employee Education, Employees, IoT.

How to get the most out of your BI analytics investment

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Companies looking to select the right business intelligence (BI) tool need to identify the degree of data analysis they need, how much technical expertise they have in-house, and work out whether they want to integrate existing platforms.

That’s the conclusion from a study conducted by B2B research firm Clutch.co analysing how organisations are attacking their BI strategies.

70% of the almost 300 employees polled – who use BI data analytics tools in their work – said...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

New research sheds light on potential data management issues with IoT

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It’s almost a given that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a positive impact on businesses long term. But for the time being, more than three quarters of businesses polled by channel data management firm Zyme say they expect IoT to have a significant impact on their ability to gather customer insights throughout the supply chain.

The research, which polled 101 UK respondents with responsibility for digital marketing and channel data management respectively, argued several...

By James Bourne, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

The Internet of Things will replace mobile phones as most connected device in 2018

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Internet of Things sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021, according to an Ericsson report.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021.
  • By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B smartphone...

By Louis Columbus, 25 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

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.

No longer science fiction: How VR is infiltrating the business landscape

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A year ago, judging the future based only on what we could see, we would probably have concluded that virtual reality (VR) would, for the foreseeable future stay within the realm of gaming and retail, rather than breaking out into the mainstream.

However, with funding for VR having reached around $3-3.5 billion in 2014, interest in virtual reality is now gaining momentum. Innovative companies incorporate it into their processes; from the world’s first operation streamed globally through

By Chris Lawrence, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Marketing, Wearables.

Betting on IoT for future success? Not without EMM

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According to a report recently released by British telecommunications provider Vodafone, 8 in 10 businesses are betting on the Internet of Things for future success. In fact, as Computer Business Review notes, half of those (4 in 10) are already fully up and running with some sort of IoT strategy.

Things only get more interesting from there; 63% of the 1,096...

By App47, 15 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

IDC enterprise mobility analysis: IoT key for post-end user computing future

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A new report released by analyst house IDC argues the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market remains healthy despite slightly slowed recent growth, with AirWatch VMware at the top of the pile.

The report, released earlier this month, examines how the consolidation of vendors ‘changes the landscape’ of EMM. Naturally, this refers principally to

By James Bourne, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

Assessing the dangers BYOD presents to the enterprise – and what may come next

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While the term BYOD is certainly nothing new, the concept is still hugely relevant as new and emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to shake up the modern enterprise.

The adoption of mobile devices is certainly not slowing down, and as the threat landscape increases in complexity with the introduction of everything from smartwatches to connected sensors, BYOD will continue to cause headaches for companies that are approaching management on a per-device basis....

By Chris McKie, 15 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, COPE, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Microsoft’s ‘conversation as a platform’ vision underpins digital transformation future

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Microsoft’s vision of enterprise mobility and how to improve employee engagement for digital transformation has long been mooted in this publication – yet at the Redmond giant’s Envision conference today, CEO Satya Nadella discussed themes taking the collaboration element a step further.

Building on the ‘conversation as a platform’ concept

By James Bourne, 04 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Microsoft.