Mobile Business Applications
- November 06, 2019
At Ignite, Microsoft announced some improvements to its Office app and Outlook for iOS and Android. Learn about how it benefits both IT and end users.
- January 28, 2019
Amazon WorkLink enables users to access behind-the-firewall content with their mobile devices and helps eliminate cumbersome VPN and mobile device management setups.
- August 31, 2018
Box has made strides with its mobile apps, but organizations still have concerns about file sharing on mobile and look for a few feature gaps to be filled in.
- August 03, 2018
Old habits die hard, but mobile field service apps have staying power as they secure and ease communication and reporting across various industries and business sizes.
- May 03, 2018
Field service management software can be a great way to integrate mobile into a service company. Now, cloud-based platforms offer an accessible entry point for smaller businesses.
- November 22, 2017
SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues discusses where he sees his company fitting into the EMM market and how it competes with bigger players. Moving beyond EMM is one way to do so.
- October 13, 2017
Organizations considering Box or deploying it to employees know that communication is paramount to user buy-in. Learn other tips for moving to Box.
- August 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO -- Not that long ago, many people in IT weren't familiar with the term end-user computing -- despite the fact that delivering technical resources to end users and customers is essentially ...
- May 31, 2017
It's easy to dismiss AI and machine learning as buzzwords with no practical enterprise applications. For many people, those terms still conjure up images of sentient robots that will one day ...
- May 12, 2017
Developing mobile applications is not yet a pain-free process for IT shops. Red Hat Summit session speakers and attendees sound off on some of the challenges.
- March 17, 2017
Business users will be able to take advantage of 3D imaging technology in the Windows 10 Creators Update and the rumored iPhone 8.
- February 24, 2017
Field service workers are low-hanging fruit for mobile projects. Sears Home Services used GoToAssist Seeit to reduce repair times and more.
- January 10, 2017
Southwest Airlines' implementation of Stratix managed mobility services helped digitize in-flight manuals on iPads -- and win a Modern Mobility Innovation Award.
- January 10, 2017
Modern Mobility sure is going out with a bang. Our January issue, the magazine’s last in its current form, highlights enterprise mobility projects that delivered game-changing benefits to four ...
- January 10, 2017
The Modern Mobility Innovation Awards recognize four creative and successful enterprise mobile projects. These initiatives took advantage of everything from managed services to advanced app development techniques to mobile backend as a service. ...
- January 10, 2017
Bell and Howell's implementation of Kinvey is a winner in the Modern Mobility Innovation Awards. The company needed strong integration with its SAP database to deliver a mobile app to service technicians.
- October 27, 2016
Software vendors are increasingly offering admin-facing mobile apps, allowing IT to use their mobile devices to remotely manage users. Take ADManager Plus for Active Directory management, for example.
- October 25, 2016
Capriza identified the most common approval workflows that businesses need in their mobile apps, and offers pre-made apps to make mobilizing those processes easier.
- October 04, 2016
United Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the world, uses custom iOS apps and VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management software to keep passengers safe.
- September 22, 2016
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The key to business success in the digital age is to glean meaningful data from users' mobile devices and apps. Learning how employees use their corporate resources helps ...
- July 27, 2016
BOSTON -- To truly enable mobility, organizations need to start focusing on mobile apps that fuse multiple applications into one experience. Here at BriForum 2016, attendees learned how ...
- July 27, 2016
Dropbox adds a few new features to enhance its IT management interface, giving admins more control of the corporate content users share in its business-focused editions.
- July 22, 2016
With video collaboration set to take off in the enterprise, IT departments will need to take precaution before adopting tools such as the new Microsoft Stream.
- July 20, 2016
Businesses are struggling to modernize their processes because they can't figure out how to approach mobile app development, Gartner says.
- June 09, 2016
Businesses that modernize paper-based processes by adopting mobile forms see an uptick in efficiency and cost savings. But IT must ensure that form data is secure.
- June 06, 2016
As part of the international response to the recent Ebola outbreak, one organization implemented mobile apps to allow its community health workers to collect better data from survey subjects.
- May 23, 2016
Standalone mobile app management gives IT advantages around app wrapping, app-level encryption and controlling content of employees' devices not enrolled in MDM. Plus, it gives users more privacy.
- May 13, 2016
Microsoft's significant SharePoint makeover has IT pros praising the platform's new mobile apps and integration with OneDrive and other software.
- March 09, 2016
To really serve mobile users, IT needs to provide apps that take advantage of contextual data -- and then analyze that data in the cloud.
- March 09, 2016
What do a vineyard manager, a college student and a truck driver have in common? Each user takes advantage of a task-specific enterprise mobile app to make their job more efficient.
- March 09, 2016
Many organizations start out mobilizing basic apps such as email, but a strong enterprise mobility strategy provide workers with the tools they need to get real work done. The cover story in this issue of Modern Mobility explores a few case ...
- February 09, 2016
Web apps are great for mass amounts of users, or employees that don't have a lot of storage space on their personal devices. But you won't get native application capabilities for the most part.
- January 13, 2016
The Microsoft Continuum feature could be a big boost for Windows 10 devices, bringing a better experience for users and fewer help desk tickets for IT.
- December 21, 2015
Microsoft, Apple and BlackBerry made headlines this year with big moves -- and some missteps -- in the mobile market. Find out which news stories were most popular with our readers.
- November 11, 2015
Mobile apps, the Internet of Things and "comfortable computing" are primed to dominate the industry next year.
- September 01, 2015
With patients' medical histories and care on the line, going virtual and mobile often comes down to more than just cost.
- August 14, 2015
There are a number of paths to enterprise mobility, and in many cases, EMM takes a backseat to apps.
- August 12, 2015
To reach quality goals for Emory's large university and healthcare system, IT works with many stakeholders for the best results.
- June 22, 2015
Vendors want IT to think software licensing in the mobile era is flexible, easy and simple, but that's not always the case.
- May 21, 2015
When email wasn't getting the job done anymore, Keolis turned to collaboration software and cashed in on the results.
- February 27, 2015
Google went the container route with Android for Work for enhanced enterprise management, but left out Samsung Knox.
- January 23, 2015
Following a partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox acquired CloudOn and will pull the plug on the collaboration tool, removing an Office alternative.
- December 11, 2014
IT admins are looking to future eye and voice recognition for more user input and interaction, but immersive computing is still in its early stages.
- December 05, 2014
With switching platforms made easy and new companies in the market, customer loyalty is a tough nut to crack for EMM vendors.
- October 29, 2014
In an effort to entice more enterprise customers, Microsoft beefed up Office 365 with MDM and free unlimited storage.
- August 04, 2014
A new SaaS tool from SoftWatch helps IT pros make better software licensing and application management decisions, while reducing costs and supporting smarter end user device deployments.
- April 18, 2014
More IT-centric features are realized in a revamped Dropbox for Business. But will it whet the whistle of IT in a competitive cloud storage market?
- March 27, 2014
Microsoft has finally prioritized enterprise IT by revealing Office for iPad and its EMM suite. Can its mobile and cloud efforts entice users?
- March 17, 2014
Microsoft's hopes to inflame interest in sub-$250 Windows 8 devices won't impact enterprise IT anytime soon but could spark adoption in other regions.
- March 07, 2014
There's no one-size-fits-all fix to mobile content management issues, but EMM vendors are upping the ante, and new, low-cost approaches are available.
- February 24, 2014
BMC Software takes ITSM in a consumerized direction with MyIT 2.0. IT pros like the idea, but execution and licensing models remain in question.
- December 23, 2013
Several companies offer ways for remote workers to collaborate. We highlight three new products from Box, Huddle and Harmon.ie.
- November 08, 2013
Microsoft social networking efforts center on Yammer with new Office 365 integration. Industry watchers question the value to enterprise customers.
- October 25, 2013
Mobile workers rely on the cloud and expect ubiquitous network connectivity, but there are ways to stay productive offline when Wi-Fi isn't available.
- October 08, 2013
CloudOn updates its cloud-based office collaboration software application while Perforce offers a new service to aid in worker productivity.
- September 12, 2013
A mobile workforce that uses the cloud needs their company to think about end-user segmentation to determine the best devices for their needs.
- August 08, 2013
Enterprise social collaboration software can help employees and IT do their jobs, but companies struggle with getting workers to use the tools.
- August 08, 2013
When it comes to picking enterprise social collaboration tools, be sure to consider business needs and understand how social will help your company.
- June 18, 2013
IT departments need to evaluate vendors for social tools, such as mobile and cloud. Without a secure plan, IT risks an unsecure liability.
- April 11, 2013
The problems a help desk solves aren't that different from a few years ago, but its tools have evolved quickly for the social and mobile era.
- February 19, 2013
Storage and file-sync vendors Accellion, ShareFile and Box will add mobile Office suite features to their mobile apps by year's end.
- January 23, 2013
Social collaboration software is meant to make work easier, but it can have the opposite effect on managers, employees, business processes and IT.
- January 22, 2013
CloudPrime's QuickDrop is a mobile FTP file sharing app that doesn't rely on cloud storage. Will it find a home in enterprises?
- January 21, 2013
Organizations have begun to use tokenization to enhance mobile data security and to safeguard data used by SaaS apps in the cloud.
- January 17, 2013
IT departments that need a simple SaaS identity access management tool have a number of options, including a new IAM tool from Identropy.
- December 21, 2012
IBM's SmartCloud Docs productivity suite offers mobile employees a way to access documents and more from any device, anywhere.
- December 07, 2012
IT departments will soon be able to extend their corporate Active Directory to mobile devices and SaaS apps with identity access management.
- October 03, 2012
IT shops will need to consider the impact file format compatibility can have across different devices and applications in the era of consumerization.
- August 23, 2012
Sandboxed email clients provide secure method for managing corporate mobile email. But, this approach diminishes the value of mobile devices.
- July 25, 2012
New APIs let HTML5 Web apps integrate with mobile devices' cameras, microphones and storage, but native apps still have a leg up.
- July 17, 2012
Social collaboration software has helped enterprises save money, multi-task and improve employee participation.
- July 05, 2012
Employees who use a corporate email address to sign up for cloud services without cluing IT in may put their employer at risk for non-compliance and cloud licensing issues.
- June 06, 2012
Google acquired the mobile productivity application Quickoffice to provide Google Docs offline capabilities for iOS and Android mobile devices.
- May 24, 2012
Intel is the latest company to jump into the Identity as a Service space with the launch of Cloud SSO, built on Salesforce.com’s platform.
- March 14, 2012
With the transition to the cloud certain, IT needs a new way to provide identity access and application delivery. Luckily, there’s a growing niche for Identity as a Service tools.
- November 09, 2011
To meet end users’ expectations in the age of Facebook, more vendors are adding social collaboration features to their enterprise collaboration platforms.
- May 12, 2010
In this podcast, Mitel's Rick Dell discusses the company's focus on enterprise mobility with the release of Unified Communicator Advanced 3.1. Learn about UC Advanced 3.1's key features and what's next for Mitel in the mobility market.
- April 15, 2009
At a recent panel discussion on the future of mobile applications, Google's Rich Miner said enterprise applications are where the real money is to be made.
- May 05, 2008
SAP and Research in Motion have announced plans to add native clients for all of SAP's enterprise applications to the BlackBerry, beginning with CRM.
- July 19, 2006
Results of a recent Symantec survey suggest that nearly three out of every five organizations have not secured their instant messaging applications.
- July 05, 2006
Mobilizing salesforce.com has created a massive jump in productivity for welding and laser equipment supplier.
- June 12, 2006
SMS -- yes, what your kids call text messaging -- is widely used in the enterprise. But can SMS surpass mobile email?
- May 24, 2006
With a rollout of SAP for Mobile Sales and a tablet PC deployment, Lincoln Electric transformed its sales system and processes.
- May 11, 2005
With instant messaging now used commonly in the workplace, colleagues are conjuring colloquialisms to describe a number of unique situations spawned by IM use.
- December 15, 2004
IDC cites firms offering unified messaging, in-flight cell phones and a tool to parse wireless bills among those poised for success in 2005.
- December 17, 2003
A British investment firm says Reply Wireless' mobile e-mail service allow employees to send and receive messages on the road without the cost of an expensive systems deployment. Reply's success is a sign that the market for mobile e-mail services ...
- August 27, 2003
Wireless applications are rolling up their sleeves and showing they're not afraid to do some heavy lifting. They're building up popularity among construction firms and bringing digital age efficiency to the traditional workplace.
- August 05, 2003
At iWireless World, a panel of industry observers says that companies are finally accepting limited usage of wireless messaging, but that will open the floodgates for many new and innovative wireless technologies in the enterprise.