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Enterprise Applications

Enterprise Applications:

An enterprise application is a business application, obviously. As most people use the term, it is a big business application. In today’s corporate environment, enterprise applications are complex, scalable, distributed, component-based, and mission-critical. They may be deployed on a variety of platforms across corporate networks, intranets, or the Internet. They are data-centric, user-friendly, and must meet stringent requirements for security, administration, and maintenance. In short, they are highly complex systems. (Source: MSDN)

 

Cloud Collaboration - The End of the Faceless Employee?


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Collaboration, in one form or another, has been a growing trend for the past decade. Thanks to the ever-increasing insidiousness of the internet and how vital it’s become to business, a wide range of collaboration tools are now available in the workplace. This is a trend that continues to grow at an astonishing rate, especially since cloud computing and faster internet speeds have meant that we can collaborate in real time across the globe. According to a recent report by Forbes ...   read more

Content Sharing in the Cloud Liberates Team Workers


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It’s no surprise to those in the IT industry that recent research has revealed the enterprise shift to the cloud to be inevitable. 41% of respondents to a survey carried out by AIIM said that they expect cloud will "become the de-facto deployment” over the next 3 years, with many choosing document management and CMS to be in the cloud as a matter of choice within that time. The most likely reason for the move to the cloud is to enable collaboration outside of t ...   read more

The Increasing Benefits of Video Collaboration to the Enterprise


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Video collboration is by no means a new concept, but it’s one that’s becoming increasingly relevant to modern enterprises in a competitive marketplace. This is not only because faster internet speeds and the advent of the cloud has increased the necessity and ease of collaborative working practice, but it is also being driven by strong mobile and tablet growth. A study carried out earlier in the year by Wainhouse,   read more

69% of Enterprises Intend to Increase Cloud Spending, according to 451 Research


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A recent survey carried out by 451 Research has found that of those enterprises that have a separate budget for cloud computing, 69% say that it will increase this year and next. The survey was carried out as a part of TheInfoPro Wave 5 Cloud Computing Study  read more

70% of IT Managers can’t Measure Performance in Cloud


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Cloud computing is changing the way that IT infrastructures as a whole, and IT managers as a profession, are structured in the workplace and according to a recent survey, many are unsure how the changing landscape is affecting their job. The study , carried out at t ...   read more

Adobe reacts to Creative Cloud criticism


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Following the announcement earlier this month that Adobe will be moving all of its software products into cloud-based subscription models, the company have come in for plenty of criticism. However, whilst the company has now announced upcoming changes due to customer feedback, it still won’t be offering boxed software. However, there will be changes to address difficulties that photographers have with the change, with Adobe saying that they need a "more tailored offering that ...   read more

Big Data Congress Examines Strategic Challenges


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The Big Data World Congress is due to take place in London next week on 7 November and will examine all of the issues and challenges faced by companies who are looking for solutions to manage the vast amount of data collected in today's IT environment. The big data event will feature a number of keynote speakers and is designed to provide information on utilising and organising big data, no matter what the size of th ...   read more

Big Data Drives IT Spending


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Analysts at Gartner say that big data will drive $28bn of worldwide IT spending this year and is forecast to drive £34bn in 2013. The researchers are to further analyse the use of big data at this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, USA, October 21-25. A recent report from Gartner found that most of the current spending in IT is being used to update traditional systems to adapt to big data dem ...   read more

Enterprise Offers Tablet Opportunity for Microsoft


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New research suggests that enterprise adoption of tablet devices will offer opportunities for both Android and Microsoft, possibly knocking Apple and the iPad off its top perch. J Gold Associates recently carried out a "broad-based” survey of the use of mobile devices and the strategies that will be ...   read more

Enterprise Video Growth of 25% Per Annum Driven by Collaborative Working


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According to recent research carried by research firm MarketsandMarkets, the enterprise video market will see an annual growth rate of 25.9% between 2013 and 2018. The report, Enterprise Video Market – Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018), provides analysis for the overall enterprise video technology market, breaking it down into sectors such as hardware, software, regions and more. Currently, the market ...   read more

Enterprises Divided on BYOD


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A new study from Insight UK has found that opinion is still fiercely divided when it comes to BYOD schemes, with many suggesting that such schemes cause more problems in the workplace than they solve. Insight polled over 200 IT managers and directors in the UK with an average annual tech spend of between £50,000 to £100m, with up to 10,000 employees. Compa ...   read more

Enterprises say No to Windows 8


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On top of the news this morning that Microsoft has reported its first quarterly loss in its history, a new survey has found that large enterprises are "less than enthusiastic” about the introduction of Windows 8 into their organisations. This could come as something of a blow to Microsoft’s tablet sales when Surface is released in October, as it’s commonly thought that the device is specifically aimed at the enterprise market.   read more

Forrester Criticised for Oracle Report


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A report published by Forrester Research last week has come under heavy criticism from Oracle, after it suggested that most of Oracle’s customers won’t be interested in upgrading to the vendor’s next-generation Fusion Applications. The report said that Ora ...   read more

Gartner Identify Top Information Trends for 2013


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A new report from research analysts at Gartner has identified the key trends that are expected to play important roles in modernising information management (IM) this year and moving forward. This, they say, will make the "role of information governance increasingly important”. "Information is one of the four powerful forces changing the way business is done," read more

Gartner Predict Real Time Analytics to deal with Big Data


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The latest research from Gartner says that "Actionable Analytics Will Be Driven by Mobile, Social and Big Data Forces in 2013”, ahead of their Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2013, due to take place in Sydney at the end of the month. Studies carried out by the analysts have found that whilst business intelligence (BI) and analytics continue to be an investment priority for CIOs, only 30% of users are adopting it within an organisation. However, Gartne ...   read more

Gartner revise IT spending down for 2013


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New analysis from technology research house Gartner has predicted that global IT spending will see a 2% increase this year, compared to 2012. Overall, the market is expected to total $3.7 trillion and whilst previous forecasts put US spending at 4.1%, this has now been adjusted due to fluctuations in dollar exchange rates. "Exchange rate movements, and a reduction in our 2013 forecast for devices, account for the bulk of the downward revision of the 2013 growth," read more

Gartner: Windows 8.1 Could "Quiet Most Detractors"


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Technology research house Gartner has provided recommendations on how enterprises should approach installation of Windows 8 and the upcoming release of 8.1, in order to ensure that no compatibility issues create problems. Windows 8 has come in for widespread criticism since its release, with many users claiming it to be confusing and difficult to use, especially since it’s lacking the familiar start button. However, Microsoft recently announced that it will introduce new featur ...   read more

Half of World’s Companies will Require BYOD by 2017


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Approximately half of the world’s companies will require employees to participate in a BYOD scheme by 2017, with businesses no longer supplying devices to workers, analysts at Gartner have predicted. A global survey of CIOs by Gartner’s Executive Programs found that by 2016, 38% of companies said they would stop providing devices to employees, driving the use of mobile users with thier own devices in the workplace upwards. However, some of those asked said they may or may not pr ...   read more

Ignore Marketing Automation at your Peril, Ovum Warn


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New research from Ovum’s Digital Marketing and Connected Customer practice warns that businesses who ignore the growing trend towards marketing automation will lose out. A new report states that marketing automation is becoming central to the "long-term survival” of modern businesses and is becoming an "imperative for attracting and keeping customers”. However, currently enterprises are "making a leap of faith” by investing in marketing automation due to internal pressures. ...   read more

In-Memory Computing to Reach $1bn by 2016


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Research analysts at Gartner are to discuss the growth of the in-memory computing market in an upcoming summit to be held in London. The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2013 will take place on May 16-17 and will examine how the "rapid maturation of application infrastr ...   read more

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