Top 10 from March: Enterprise Mobility Month in Review

Among the key focuses of this past month, wearable technology seems to have taken some of the spotlight, with Mobile World Congress being used for the launch of a number of exciting new solutions, followed by an in-depth examination of the enterprise use cases for wearables by David Krebs of VDC Research.

In addition to this, we're delighted to have launched our second monthly market report in March, as well as an exclusive video interview with our 2015 Enterprise Mobility Exchange, Europe Chairman Nick McQuire of CCS Insight.

Along with some other significant industry announcements and technology trends, this month has produced some exciting activity to recap here. Listed below is our month in review.

1. The Top Five Challenges for the Mobile Enterprise: Identifying and Overcoming the Obstacles

Having conducted extensive research among the practitioner community through our annual portfolio of leading global events, we have collected the five most prominent challenges faced when dealing with Enterprise Mobility. This report will educate readers on how these five consistent issues arise, examine the impact they can potentially have on an enterprise, and provide suggestions for the most effective ways to address and overcome them.

2. Creating Meaningful Moments with Wearable Solutions in the Enterprise

In this article, David Krebs, Executive Vice President, VDC Research highlights the potential for wearable computing and communications devices for enterprise and government applications, including the benefits in terms of hands-free operations, or providing real-time situational intelligence at the point of interaction.

3. Challenges and Opportunities for the CIO in the Current Mobile Market

In this exclusive video interview, Nick McQuire, VP of Enterprise Research, CCS Insight discusses what challenges are currently keeping CIOs awake at night, what areas enterprises should be investing in to ensure their mobile deployments are successful, and what he feels could be a game-changer for Enterprise Mobility in the next few years.

4. Top 5 Wearables from Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 took place at the start of the month, and as usual the show was full of attention-grabbing sessions that are sure to have an enormous impact on the enterprise in 2015 and beyond. We decided to recap the top five releases at the event from one of the most exciting corners of the mobility market at the moment - wearable technology.

5. Enterprise Mobility Exchange, Europe adds Leading Organisations to Exciting Speaker Faculty

The Enterprise Mobility Exchange, Europe 2015 will be taking place between 11 - 13 May, in the Netherlands. As the three-day event draws closer, the revered and vastly experienced group of mobile and enterprise IT professionals that will be presenting in the innovative sessions continues to build excitement among those that will be in attendance, as previewed here.

6. TSA Launches Long-Awaited Mobile Application Management Solution

Here, Tony Rizzo, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mobile, IoT & Wearable Enterprise Research for Blue Hill Research explores how the US Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has implemented an Apperian private enterprise app store for enterprise mobile app management (MAM), and mobile app and data security.

7. Mobility is the Top Digital Priority for a Significant Percentage of Large Enterprises

A recent study by Accenture titled, 'Growing the Digital Business: Accenture Mobility Research 2015', revealed earlier this month that 90% of large enterprises now have clear expectations of digital technologies such as mobility, analytics and cloud. In this article, Jim Bailey, Global Managing Director, Accenture Mobility explains the significance of these findings.

8. The Enterprise Mobility Exchange Rugged Mobile Technology Report

This report, commissioned by global rugged mobile device designer and manufacturer Getac, will give readers an improved understanding of the market for rugged mobile hardware, focused on prominent areas of investment and the related motivations, challenges with implementation, priorities for businesses and emerging trends.

9. Belgium's First Mobile Bank Deploys Agile EMM Platform to Execute its Strategy

Bank J.Van Breda & C°, a specialist bank exclusively for entrepreneurs and the liberal professions, with a specific focus on asset accumulation, management and protection, has announced that it will deploy MobileIron’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution to achieve its goal of becoming the first truly mobile bank in Belgium.

10. Staggering Statistics Show 40% of Large Enterprises Do Not Secure Their Mobile Apps

Finally, it was discovered this month that almost 40% of large companies, including many in the Fortune500, do not take the necessary precautions to secure the mobile applications which they build for their customers, based on a revealing study recently conducted by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute.