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Government Mobility – wie Enterprise Apps dem Staat dienen

In der Regel wird beim Einsatz von Enterprise Mobility der Nutzen für private Unternehmen betrachtet. Allerdings kann auch der öffentliche Sektor von mobilen Enterprise-Lösungen profitieren. Unter dem Begriff „Government Mobility“ versteht man den Einsatz von etablierten Mobility-Lösungen im öffentlichen Dienst.

Mobility im Fokus staatlicher Einrichtungen

Laut Gartner stehen die öffentlichen Behörden mit ihren Ausgaben für mobile Technologien weiterhin hinter denen der Industrie. Doch das Interesse wächst: Eine Umfrage von Meritalk zeigt, dass die Nutzung von Smartphones in der Regierung im Laufe des Jahres 2013 voraussichtlich um 8%, bei Tablets sogar um 12% steigen wird.

Der überwiegende Teil (44%) der Behörden hat bisher noch keine mobile Optimierung ihrer Webseite durchgeführt. Doch knapp ein Drittel hat bereits einen Mobilen Zugang für die Bürger geschaffen, hauptsächlich um Dokumente bereitzustellen und Daten zu sammeln. Ein weiterer durchaus beachtlicher Teil (28%) der Behörden befindet sich momentan noch auf dem Weg dorthin.[1] Weiterlesen

Top Enterprise Mobility Blogs

Blogs have gained in relevance during the last years – they have become far more than just online diaries and picture books. And for highly dynamic subjects, as for example Enterprise Mobility, blogs are very good source of information.

We have selected some excellent blogs about Enterprise Mobility from the vast number of blogs out there, which will provide you with a good starting point for online ressources. Weiterlesen

Cloud solutions in Enterprise Mobility

According to a study by the market research and consulting company International Data Corporation (IDC), mobile working will be a key topic for German companies in the coming years. In western Europe, “mobile workforce” will grow annually by more than five percent up to the year 2016 according to forecasts by IDC. Cloud solutions will play an increasing import role in Enterprise Mobility, as worldwide 81 percent of companies are already using cloud solutions, shown in the global survey by consulting and IT services company Capgemini (study) on the use of cloud computing in the enterprise. Weiterlesen

How to secure your mobile device

slider_securityYou’re sitting in the train, in a café or strolling in the park, wherever you are, 3-4 of 5 people around you have a smartphone in their hands. But is everybody aware of the risks that a smartphone brings with it?

Banking-App, Paypal-App, Facebook, Mail-Accounts, they all contain very private and sensitive data. The concentration of finance and access data makes smartphones a major target for criminals. Even eavesdropping on telephone calls and secretly converting smartphones into a listening bug or a supervision camera is feasible with special Apps. But taking into account to the below mentioned tips, you can do more for the security of your smartphone. Weiterlesen

Hacker attack on Vodafone Germany

On Thursday, Vodafone Germany told from their own website that cybercriminals have stolen key information from two million customers. These information include name, address, date of birth, gender and bank account number. „This attack was only possible with high criminal energy, insider knowledge and happened hidden deep in the companys IT infrastructure,“ said Vodafone. The telecommunications company announced that the cybercriminals have gained no access to credit card information, passwords, PIN numbers, mobile phone numbers or data connection. According to Vodafone only mobile customers are affected, but not the about three million broadband internet customers in Germany. Weiterlesen

Microsoft bought Nokia! – Is it too late?

What has been speculated for a long time has finally happened: Microsoft acquires Nokias mobile business. The two companies announced on Tuesday the 03.09.2013 that the software company Microsoft takes over the core business of the mobile phone company Nokia. The price of the deal amounts 5.44 billion Euro, whereby the software giant spends 3.79 billion Euro for the business with devices and services and further 1.65 billion Euro for patent licenses. Weiterlesen

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

On 7th August, Gartner has published its latest Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. In this report, they assessed the major vendors that enable enterprise IT developers to create mobile applications for customers, partners and employees.

Enterprise Mobility as driver of innovation

2013 has been the year, in which enterprise customers realized that enterprise mobility will be one of the major drivers of innovation in the next years. In our previous blog post about mobilizing applications using a mobility platform, we already described how a mobility platform should look like and which advantages are implicated with such a solution. By now, a couple of vendors offer complex solutions. A team of six analysts conducted the evaluation of 22 MADP vendors covering different criteria. Weiterlesen

Mobile-friendly websites boost m-commerce sales

M-Commerce: Mobile Devices

What is the role of mobile devices in stationary or online commerce? In many cases, consumers view a product in the store and take it in visual inspection, but buy it elsewhere or online. This scenario is known as the dreaded “showrooming“. The products are considered at the exhibition space, but aren’t ultimately purchased. Common reasons for this are the additional values of e-commerce, such as: further product details, price comparison as well as ratings and recommendations of other customers. Increasingly, buyers are interested in using their smartphones for the mobile purchase of products so that they can quickly search the desired item or can pay them cashless with their credit card or related non-cash means. On the other hand, waiting times on busses or trains are often used for a little shopping tour on the smartphone or tablet as well as browsing sessions in the evening on the couch for the latest products at their favorite shop. These facts lead to the conclusion that many customers want to retrieve mobile content. According to StatCounter global data, mobile devices accounted 14 % of global web traffic in 2013, up from 3% in 2010. So companies would be well advised to make sure their online services are also available for mobile devices. Weiterlesen

Mobilize applications using a mobility platform

In our consulting business, we are often faced with the same questions: how can mobile applications be integrated and managed in an existing application landscape? How do we achieve maximum reuse of existing application logic using homogeneous architecture? The answer to these questions is often: with a mobility platform.

Problems many customers face

Most companies now understand that enterprise mobility will be one of the major drivers of innovation in the next years. After some initial and often hesitant experiments bringing selected business applications to smartphones and tablets, companies now see the opportunities in making core processes and applications available on mobile devices. This mobilization results in greater flexibility and efficiency in the implementation of the companies business processes. Weiterlesen

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