The quick innovation and shortened lifecycles of mobile devices and apps demand that IT departments be more agile than ever before.
Mobile is more than flashy gadgets. It's about brilliant apps, useful tools and sound strategies for your enterprise to get the most out of them. Diarmuid Mallon interprets and analyzes the latest mobile trends.
Diarmuid Mallon is the Lead, Global Marketing Solutions & Programs – Mobile, which includes the SAP Mobile Services division and SAP Mobile solutions. He has worked in the mobile industry since 1996. Follow him here at UberMobile and @diarmuidmallon.
I don't think you can compare HP's $99 TouchPads with RIM's $199 PlayBooks. The former was a fire sale by a company exiting the (non-Windows) tablet business.
...is probably not what you think it is. And it's not something within the control of developers (though IT managers sure as heck do).
When the IT boss won't invest in tools that empower workers and boost their productivity, is it time to raise your voice?When mobile tools are treated as 'executive jewelry' available only to corner office-types, doesn't that inequality create "We are the 99%" discontent among the rest of the employees?
You've heard the reasons why the Amazon Kindle Fire will fail in the enterprise. Now hear the reasons why it will succeed.
Consumer cloud services create huge security holes. Simply plugging them is not an option for the modern CIO.
They say you can't teach old dogs new tricks. So what about Big Dogs?
Don't be dismayed if you're a little fuzzy on what exactly constitutes an 'enterprise app store'. The market appears to be in a Rashomon-like state of disagreement, too.
None of the following problems should be showstoppers for your corporate mobile deployment.But as described by the CIOs and IT managers sharing their experiences at this week's Enterprise Mobility Exchange conference in Las Vegas, they can certainly cause a sleepless night or two.
Your IT department may be the equivalent of the A-Team, but it doesn't matter if you lack one key skill.