Biography for Robert Bartley
Robert Bartley is an associate editor for the FierceEnterpriseIT and FierceFinance publications. He graduated from the University of Delaware in Spring '13. While at the unviersity, he completed a major in English and a minor in journalism, worked as the managing news editor of the school's independent newspaper The Review and interned in the office of communications and marketing. Robert is based in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Robert Bartley
Dropbox announced Tuesday its acquisition of CloudOn, an Israel-based mobile productivity startup that creates document editing tools for mobile devices.
Regardless of how ubiquitous mobile devices and the virtual environments they create become, they're a long way off from replacing the feeling of an in-person meeting. But that's not to say that mobile apps can't be made to complement face-to-face events.
Two of the biggest shifts affecting industries that require on-site technicians are an aging workforce and the advent of wearables. While seemingly disparate, there is an overlap in the trends that has created some new markets and uses.
As more companies plan to take advantage of enterprise apps next year, experts share the trends they expect to see across industries.
Proving again that it has shifted its focus to the mobile user, Microsoft announced Thursday that it would offer its offline managed client SDK to the general user base. With the service, users can sync their apps and continue to modify files while they are in unconnected areas.
As businesses continue to move toward a more mobile-centric workflow, many CIOs will be forced to adapt or run the risk of losing their job. Research from Forrester commissioned by data protection specialist Druva predicted that 20 percent of CIOs in regulated industries would be fired by 2016 if they did not institute a sound information governance policy.
While mobile devices continue to carve a widening niche within the enterprise, various reports find that desktop computers are still needed for complex tasks, and the most efficient repertoire in the near-future will include phones, tablets, wearables and desktops.
The 5 hot new business apps for Dec. 3.
The listless Google Glass device is showing signs of life thanks to reports linking the tech to Intel. The chip maker will team with Google to push Glass in more professional environments, including health care and manufacturing, according to a Wall Street Journal article.
As programs like BYOD become more accepted and more frequently deployed, the number of use cases for companies to follow or refer to increases as well. Dave Cartwright, a 20-year veteran in the IT industry, outlines the "essential checklist" that companies and employees can follow to secure their own mobile device programs.