Quarterly PC shipments fall to lowest levels since 2007, Gartner says

Worldwide PC shipments fell below 63 million units in the first quarter of 2017 for the first time since 2007, according to the latest note from Gartner.

Gartner says consumers refrain from replacing their older PCs while some have completely abandoned the PC market altogether. Though there is a weak demand on one end, Gartner adds the business segment still sees the PC as an important device and it is the main work device for businesses.

Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, said: “The market...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 13 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

US mobile app users facing increased security risks, new report argues

A nationwide survey of 1,000 US respondents commissioned by RiskIQ found that poor security awareness and an insatiable demand for mobile apps are placing US consumers’ identities and devices at risk.

More than one third (36%) of respondents do not consider an app’s details while nearly half (47%) never or only occasionally review the privacy policy and permissions requested by the app before downloading. This carefree attitude toward mobile apps is leaving such consumers vulnerable to cyber...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 11 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

WorkFusion launch first free robotic process automation tool, AI enterprise efforts accelerating

WorkFusion has announced the global launch of its RPA Express product – the world’s first free robotic process automation (RPA) product for enterprise operations – that will help organisations start or expedite their digitisation efforts. Since February 2016, over 2000 users from 850 companies have participated in WorkFusion RPA Express Early Access program, and the initial participants have seen as much as 30% increase in speed of RPA adoption.

Max Yankelevich, WorkFusion CEO, said:...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 05 April 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility.

IDC forecasts Western European mobility revenues to reach $224.8 billion in 2017

Mobility revenues in western Europe are set to reach $224.8 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 0.1% over the previous year, according to the latest analysis from IDC.

Purchases of mobile hardware, software, and services are expected to grow at a more stable rate in 2019 and 2020, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.4% over the 2015–2020 forecast period and reaching $230.3 billion in 2020.

According to the guide, mobile connectivity services currently represent almost 50% of European...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 23 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

DDoS attacks grew at CAGR of 68% over past five years, says Arbor Networks

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Here’s news we already suspected: DDoS attacks are getting larger and becoming more frequent and complex with it, according to a report released by Arbor Networks. 

The company, the security division of application and performance management firm NetScout, has released its 12th annual worldwide infrastructure security report, and of the 356 respondents, from a mix of service providers, hosting, mobile, enterprise, and network operators, the threat landscape has been...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 30 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Malware, Security.

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm expand corporate wellness program, add BYOD model

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American managed health care company UnitedHealthcare and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm have announced an improvement and expansion of their wellness program UnitedHealthcare Motion.

The program provides employees with activity trackers at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

The companies started UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program in 2016 as a pilot in 12 states. The employers...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 09 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Wearables.

Gartner argues organisations need to excel at mainstream mobility and ‘post-app’ era

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According to analyst house Gartner, IT leaders and CIOs must excel in two dimensions of mobility, with the convergence of organisations, people, things and devices, adding that these industry leaders must master mainstream mobility and get ready for the post-app world.

David Willis, VP and analyst at Gartner, said that the future of the mobile space will involve ubiquitous services by any person or thing anywhere to any person or thing. Users are constantly on the lookout for compelling...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 28 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

PwC: Most employees hesitant to use wearables at workplace

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New research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that most employees are hesitant to use wearables at workplaces as they think that their employer may use the data against them and not for their benefit.

After surveying over 2,000 workers across the UK, PwC found that 65% of the employees surveyed want their employer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing, and 46% say they would accept a free piece of wearable technology if their employers had access to the...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 24 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

HPE Enterprise Services segment to merge with CSC

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise Services segment is set to merge with CSC, creating a global IT services company, after the latter’s board of directors unanimously approved the development.

The combined entity, well-placed to help clients as regards digital transformation, is anticipated to boast revenues of $26 billion on the back of over 5,000 clients in 70 countries. The development is expected to provide first-year synergies of close to $1...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 26 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Enterprise collaboration app Flock rolls out app store

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With a view to aid end users by removing the stress of switching between and managing multiple apps at work, enterprise messaging app Flock has rolled out its app store. Now users will be able to integrate a number of external work apps and services and get notifications within Flock. At present, the app store facilitates integration with apps such as Trello, Github, Twitter, Jira and Bitbucket among others.

For example, users can...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 13 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores.

SAP and Apple collaborate to connect SAP HANA Cloud Platform with iOS

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In a move that has not thoroughly impressed observers, SAP and Apple have announced collaboration that will allow iOS apps to connect with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Developers will now be able to build native iOS applications based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP). These apps will be able to access the core data and business processes from S/4HANA while benefiting from...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 12 May 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud , Collaboration, iOS.

Apperian gains patent for Dynamic Policy Engine that discards need for SDKs or code modification

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Apperian is looking to redefine enterprise mobility management with a new patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine that facilitates the addition of security, identity and management policies without the need for software development kits (SDKs) or code modification. The approach differs from traditional offerings in that it is able to apply and make updates to app policies...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 05 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: MDM, Mobile.

Visual analytics company Qlik previews Sense Enterprise 3.0

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Qlik, a visual analytics company, introduced its latest platform-based approach to business intelligence (BI) and analytics, known as Qlik Sense Enterprise 3.0, which will be available in June 2016. Running on the patented QIX Associative Indexing Engine, Enterprise 3.0 facilitates the widest range of BI use cases from a single platform.

Qlik Sense...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 04 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications.

Apperian extends open API platform to target mobile app developers

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Mobile app management software provider Apperian is opening up its API to improve its reach and deployment options for mobile app developers.

The platform allows systems, including traditional MDM or EMM systems, corporate portals, custom-built mobile app stores and mobile app ISVs, to improve functionality by making use of Apperian’s mobile application management and security capabilities. The use of the Apperian API Platform allows organisations to boost the reach and...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Telogis launches Logbook app to boost mobile workforce productivity

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MWC Mobile software provider Telogis has launched Telogis Logbook, an app which logs whether miles driven by employees were business or personal.

Telogis argues a need exists to improve the efficiency of transportation employees in the field, as Europe and North America alone boast over 55 million commercial vehicles on the road. Telogis Logbook has been optimised for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch and will be available this week in the App Store.

Telogis...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 26 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Global business intelligence and analytics market to reach $16.9bn in 2016

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A report from analyst house Gartner argues the global business intelligence and analytics market is expected to see 5.2% year on year growth to reach $16.9 billion (£11.6bn) in 2016.

Gartner argues that the business intelligence and analytics market is making a transition from an IT-led, system-of-record reporting to business-led, self-service analytics. Hence, the modern business intelligence and analytics platform has risen to serve new organisational needs for accessibility,...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 10 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Marketing.

Global mobility spending growth to hinge upon healthcare, federal government and retail

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IDC's new Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide reveals that enterprise and consumer spending on mobile devices, software, and services will see a CAGR of 2.7% to reach $1.85 trillion (£1.29 trillion) by 2019 from $1.66 trillion in 2015. Additionally, worldwide growth in mobility spending will be hinged upon healthcare, federal government and retail sectors.

Chris Chute, vice president customer insights and analysis group at IDC, said: “While mobile device ownership...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 03 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility.

PTC looks to bring augmented reality to the enterprise

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Tech giant PTC has boosted its Vuforia augmented reality (AR) platform by providing support for Windows 10 devices while launching its VuMark solution that provide AR capabilities to any object.

The Vuforia AR platform caters to the enterprise and boasts a global ecosystem of over 200,000 developers who have built more than 20,000 apps for phones, tablets and a new generation of digital eyewear. Consumer brands make use of Vuforia to sell their products.

Goldman Sachs expects augmented...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 29 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

AppSense gains Nutanix validation for speedier VDI deployments

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User environment management (UEM) solutions provider AppSense has gained “Nutanix Ready” validation and has become a part of the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program.

The integrated use of AppSense and Nutanix solutions allows enterprises to benefit from hyper-converged infrastructure to streamline the deployment of virtual desktops for rapid delivery of fully personalized desktops and applications. For instance, Coretek Services’ Virtual Clinical...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 12 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Almost half of enterprises to deploy IoT by the end of 2016

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A new 451 Research report has highlighted key challenges in the emerging enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) sector and found 46% of enterprises expect to have IoT deployed by 2016.

According to the 2016 IoT Preview Report, early adopters are focusing on business process changes that are required for fully utilising the IoT. The key challenges highlighted by the report include data management, competing WAN approaches, security, and communication protocols.

The report also highlights...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 23 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.