Lessons from Mobility Leaders

Lessons from Mobility Leaders

A number of studies show that most organisations are struggling with mobility. However two recent studies offer insights into how companies that are “mobile leaders” are behaving differently from other companies in the way they engage with and manage the disruption brought about by mobility. These mobile leaders are those companies that are successfully gaining business benefits from mobility projects and realising a return on investment (ROI).

iOS 8 for the Enterprise

iOS 8 for the Enterprise

With iOS 8 announced at WWDC 2014 overnight, many are asking what will this update bring to the table for Enterprise customers? According to Apple, iOS 8 is 'the biggest iOS release ever' and offers more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience.

Let's have a look at what's on offer.

Mobile Apps, Cloud and BYOD Risks

Mobile Apps, Cloud and BYOD Risks

BYOD can certainly add value in specific use cases however when an enterprise moves to mobilising business processes a number of significant inhibitors arise, one of the largest being how data is managed and handled. As users introduce smart devices it is natural for users to want to use them form more than just email, this is equally true for corporately provided devices.

GEMA Selects EVRY

GEMA Selects EVRY

The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), the world’s leading independent joint venture providing enterprise mobility managed services (MMS) to multinational organisations, today announced it has signed a new agreement with the leading Nordics IT service provider EVRY ASA (Oslo Stock Exchange: EVRY) as the joint venture’s exclusive member for the Nordic region. The partnership significantly boosts the alliance’s managed enterprise mobility service capabilities and presence in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Is Windows RT Enterprise Ready… yet?

Guilty as charged your honour. When I first heard about Windows RT I to got sucked into the ‘this thing is crap’. It’s not a desktop, it’s not a phone, it’s not a good tablet, and it’s just this thing in Microsoft in no man’s land.

Fast forward a year and Windows RT 8.1 may now very well be ready for the enterprise and consumer to boot. In fact I think Windows RT is the PC your mother should have

Bring Your Own App – Impacts to Business Processes

Bring Your Own App – Impacts to Business Processes

The ground swell of consumerisation in IT has moved on from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to Bring Your Own App with more and more employees downloading and using personally acquired apps in a business context. Telsyte’s Australian Enterprise Mobility Market Study 2014 reveals that 27% of business surveyed, 460 in total, allow employees to use personal apps at work. Clearly there are productivity gains to be achieved, however, there are also potential risks to company business processes when employees reshape how they work using self-provisioned personal apps in an unstructured, organic, evolutionary manner.

OWA and ActiveSync on IS18 - ISO27001

OWA and ActiveSync on IS18 - ISO27001

Outlook Web Access (OWA) over ActiveSync poses significant risks to government agencies as a result of easy access by non-approved devices, particularly personal devices. The threat vector for unauthorised access through social circumstances is high and can lead to data loss without appropriate logging. This article considers the implications for IS18 compliance and potential resolutions.

Is the iPad the best thing for Microsoft and what does it mean for Enterprise IT?

Is the iPad the best thing for Microsoft and what does it mean for Enterprise IT?

The last few years have seen many Office competitors born, acquired and some go on to become very successful. Documents To Go by Dataviz was the name that started it all in mobile office editors and was so popular on BlackBerry that RIM acquired Dataviz in 2010. At that stage Docs To Go was also one of the leading iPad Office editing offerings on the market which made this acquisition an interesting one as RIM was searching for an answer to consumerisation.

New GEMA Member Boosts Global Managed Mobility Services in Ireland

New GEMA Member Boosts Global Managed Mobility Services in Ireland

DUBLIN, LONDON and ZURICH, March 13th 2014 -  The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), the world’s leading independent joint venture providing enterprise mobility managed services to multinational organisations, today announced that Ireland’s premier specialist enterprise IT mobility integrator, CWSI has been accredited as a GEMA member, significantly boosting the alliance’s capabilities and presence in Ireland.

Strategic Alliance Enhances Global Managed Mobility Services for Multinationals

Strategic Alliance Enhances Global Managed Mobility Services for Multinationals

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, February 24th 2014 - The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), the world’s leading independent joint venture providing enterprise mobility managed services to multinational organisations, today announced that it has entered into a strategic global partnership with Samsung Electronics.

VMware Acquisition of AirWatch – The Implications

VMware Acquisition of AirWatch – The Implications

VMware has announced its acquisition of AirWatch, a global leader in enterprise mobile device management for $1.2 billion. The immediate implications are expected to be minimal while VMware assimilates the purchase into its portfolio of products. The likely change will be to pricing. AirWatch have been aggressively pricing its Mobile Device Management software in a bid to dominate the market and build a foundation for selling value added software packages such as file and data access tools.

Mobilise My Mainframe… and the pitfalls

Mobilise My Mainframe… and the pitfalls

Mobility applications are taking the distributed client server architecture to the next level and a resent research report provides the numbers. A recent Compuware report finds that 90% of CIO’s are using outdated transaction monitoring practices that do not provide sufficient insight into how distributed applications impact mainframes. The knock on effect is technical teams needlessly ‘war rooming’ complex application issues they can’t see. Persistent application issues of this nature can impact the company’s brand and drive up management costs.

Disrupt the consumer experience with iBeacon

Disrupt the consumer experience with iBeacon

Imagine compiling your shopping list on your smart device and as you enter a shopping centre your list is transformed into a personalised map that highlights not only where to find the items on your list, but also the location of products that are of interest to you – based on preferences or previous purchases.  As you pass a movie poster you take a photo and are greeted with options to select a session and purchase tickets with a single tap.

Mobile Market Attraction – what does it mean?

Mobile Market Attraction – what does it mean?

Watching the mobile market for many years now it is interesting to see the wholesale changes that have happened like BYOD consumerisation and adoption vs the mainstays of where the true ROI lays. (Field service automation etc). The IT world has a habit of coming up with new names for the same thing. Cloud = Mainframe...

So to get above the weeds in your MDM selection we have started to see attraction becoming more and more important. In my opinion I see 3 layers of attraction

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