Robert Bartley

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 rbartley@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Robert Bartley

Google makes Android for Work available on nearly all Android devices

Google pushed Android for Work to its Play Store on Thursday, making the container technology it announced in February available for anyone running a partnered enterprise mobility management solution on Android 4.0 or higher.

With Datazen buy, Microsoft gets new mobile BI tools

With its announced acquisition today of mobile business intelligence company Datazen, Microsoft will be able to offer customers mobile access to data visualization and BI.

Mobile collaboration startup Driftt acquires productivity app maker Fetchnotes

Mobile collaboration startup Driftt Monday announced its acquisition of Fetchnotes, an app maker focused on productivity, according to a post on the Fetchnotes blog.

Salesforce makes core functionality of new Sales Cloud B2B service available on mobile app

Salesforce announced Thursday the release of two new features for its Sales Cloud B2B product and proved once again its interest in mobile interactions by placing core functionalities in its Salesforce1 mobile app, according to a release from the company.

Innovation lies in 'extended enterprise' mobile apps

Extended enterprise workers--contractors, part-time employees, field workers, and offsite salespeople--need apps that will make their jobs easier. Yet these are often the workers that ignored in enterprise mobile app development programs.

Appcelerator reworks mBaaS and PaaS tech, introduces tiered delivery model

Appcelerator today announced the release of Arrow, a rebranding of some of its mobile backend-as-a-service offerings with a few new features. The relaunch will include a tiered payment plan that the company hopes will resonate with independent developers and startups.

IBM will need to follow IoT announcement with action

IBM today announced a $3 billion investment in a business unit for the Internet of Things that will focus on analyzing data from clients to create actionable intelligence, according to a release from the company. The company demonstrated its commitment to IoT through an arrangement with The Weather Company, of The Weather Channel renown. 

Salesforce relies on users to develop popular wearable enterprise apps

Many companies aiming to push their enterprise platforms to wearables have faced a hurdle in the form of building relevant use cases for their customers. One success story, Salesforce, has created a popular wearable experience by giving control of app development to the person who knows the user best--the user himself.

Amid IoT standards standoff, Panasonic opens portfolio for development

Panasonic pledged this week to provide royalty-free access to a chunk of its intellectual property, including software and patents, to push forward the development of the Internet of Things. While at face value it may seem like an altruistic move, in fact, it may be just the lastest shot in the ongoing standards war raging in the IoT industry. 

Cyanogen funding round enables open mobile OS to take on Android, iOS

Android-based open mobile operating system Cyanogen announced Monday that it completed an $80 million round of funding, brining its total funding to $110 million. With the new financing, the company aims to become a viable alternative in the mobile OS market currently dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android.