Google Cloud shows it means business with latest announcements

Last week I attended Google's premier enterprise event, Google Cloud Next '17. A dizzying total of 100 announcements were made at the event, highlighting key market trends and the speed of progress being made by the Google Cloud unit under new boss Diane Greene.

Here I'll summarise the main announcements and our assessment. For a more comprehensive analysis please see Google Cloud Next '17 Event Shows Significant Enterprise Progress.


By Nicholas McQuire, 20 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

How Google continues to beef up Android’s enterprise abilities


Android is catching iOS in mobile security, but enterprises don’t yet know it

In many organisations today iOS may be the dominant mobile operating system, but it's the only game in town when it comes to deploying apps for employees. Most enterprises eschew Android altogether and take an "iOS first and only" route. This could change over the next few years as IT departments become aware of recent efforts by Google to improve Android's enterprise standing.

Last month I attended...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

How companies buy mobility products: Broad changes taking place


Astonishing changes are happening within businesses as mobile technology becomes more and more central to their IT, business operations and digital transformation initiatives. Results from our recent Decision-Maker Mobile Technology Survey, 2015 show us these changes are broad-ranging.

They encompass new buyers and spending levels, new priorities and challenges, as well as shifts in distribution channels and brand affinities.

In August 2015, we surveyed 589 mobile technology decision-makers in...

By Nicholas McQuire, 06 October 2015, 2 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Mobi's funding raises the profile of global managed mobility services


Injection of $35 million will boost awareness of this important market

Back in October 2014 I argued that managed mobility services are getting hot and it's about time, because the speed of change and complexity of mobile technology in the enterprise shows little sign of slowing down. There are over 300 firms selling mobility technology to enterprises and increasing complexity is prompting customers,...

By Nicholas McQuire, 28 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Monetisation.

Why the enterprise mobility management market needs a rethink


A high-stakes battle has emerged in the rapidly-changing market for enterprise mobility management, also known as EMM.

Three of the market's biggest names — Microsoft, MobileIron and VMware — have each made a string of moves over the past month that reveal polarising strategies. At one end are companies that primarily bundle EMM into a wider proprietary set of software; at the other, those more focused on specialism in mobility and teaming up with "best of breed"...

By Nicholas McQuire, 01 July 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility.

Five enterprise mobility providers to watch in 2015


The enterprise mobility market went mainstream in 2014. Looking over the year, important deals were done as attention centred on the likes of AirWatch, which was bought by VMware in January; Google, which bought Divide (formerly Enterproid) in May; MobileIron, which went public in June, raising $100 million; Apple and IBM, which announced a partnership in July (covered here); and Red Hat, which bought FeedHenry in...

By Nicholas McQuire, 13 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Analysis: Apple and IBM announce first mobile enterprise apps

Apple and IBM have launched their first set of enterprise mobile applications as part of a global strategic partnership between the companies that was announced in July 2014. It is a pivotal collaboration that could have a far-reaching effect on the future of enterprise mobility marketplace.

The collaboration, dubbed IBM MobileFirst for iOS, is a suite of applications and managed services for enterprise mobility, cloud services and big data. These are aimed at businesses needing support of the mobility life...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 December 2014, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores, iOS, Productivity.

Making enterprise mobility complete: Why managed mobility services are getting hot

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Managed mobility services are getting hot - and it's about time...

Over the past three months a string of significant announcements focused on providing global organisations with a more complete set of enterprise mobility managed services have raised the profile of mobility outsourcing and it's a great thing.

First a recap: this week, AirWatch

By Nicholas McQuire, 16 October 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility.