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.
Windows 8 will be passed over as enterprise standard, warns researcher
According to the latest report from Forrester Research, enterprises will bypass Windows 8 as the enterprise PC OS of choice. Avid readers of this site will not see this as a huge surprise; infact, Enterprise AppsTech reported Forrester’s – and specifically Johnson’s – opinion on the issue as far back as November. Yet, with the report now released, it solidifies industry opinion – has Microsoft bitten off more than it can chew with the more radical 8 design?
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.
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.
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.
Why would a majority of companies not have a BYOD policy?
Of the nearly 100 survey respondents, an overwhelming 95% said their company had “embraced” bring your own device, allowing employees to connect to the corporate network through a multitude of devices – and of that, 97% used laptops, compared to 79% with smartphones and 70% with tablets. Yet only 33% of respondents said they had a full strategy and set of rules in place about BYOD. What's the overall importance of this?
How is mobile BI influencing the enterprise?
A report from the Aberdeen Research Group has revealed that over half of companies see mobile business intelligence (BI) as bringing an advantage to their organisation. The Aberdeen paper, which interviewed over 300 organisations, examined the stages of development for mobile BI, and how it can improve enterprise mobility.