Author Archives: Maribel Lopez

Microsoft’s Nadella Focuses on Mobile and Cloud

CEO Satya Nadella’s first major press conference last week was a return to basics for Microsoft. It focused the vision and the technology, not the glitz and glamour. The pacing and rally cries were replaced with literary quotes. Gates once...

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VMware Places A Big Bet On Mobile With $1.5B Acquisition Of AirWatch

Given the large volume of calls we’ve received on this deal, we decided to post our Research Brief about the acquisition on the blog. The News: VMware announced that it will acquire AirWatch for approximately $1.175B in cash and approximately...

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Mobile, Are We Secure Yet?

Despite the growing desire for mobility, security fears among CIOs and other business leaders are halting some mobile deployments. Three-quarters (76%) of the executives interviewed for the Q3/2013 Lopez Research Enterprise Mobility Benchmark listed security as their top mobile concern. What’s troubling...

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4 Things Your Business Should Know About Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local...

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Only The Agile Thrive In Mobile

In my enterprise mobile research, I’ve discovered that companies only become mobile-empowered businesses when the company redesigns its existing business processes. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Avanade in New York about mobility and how businesses are redesigning work to take advantage of everything...

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Lopez Research Speaks at AppNation on Transforming the enterprise: Meet the disruptors

Come hear me interview several of the enterprise mobile market’s key disruptors and innovators. I’ll be at the Moscone West most of the day tomorrow. There’s more information about the session below. What questions would you ask this panel? Feel...

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Got Rogue IT? Tell Me Your Story.

The connected world has created numerous challenges for businesses.  Companies must support a wide range of company-owned and personal devices. It must secure corporate data in a rapidly changing landscape of cloud services such as Dropbox and BYOD devices such...

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Why you need a Mobile Center of Excellence

The concept of a Center for Excellence (COE) has existed within organizations for years. It’s been applied to IT, customer care, and other business areas. There is a hot debate in the market over whether a company should build a...

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Will BYOD Save You Money?

This week Visage Mobile released stats on Consumption of Mobility in the enterprise. It reminded me of the debates, I’ve had with customers over whether or not BYOD saves them money.  Here what I said on Forbes. Companies across the...

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8 Steps To A Long-Term Mobile Strategy

Don’t Be Among The 43% Of Companies Lacking A Mobile-Enablement Strategy It’s often been said that a business can’t be successful unless it has a plan. This is the case when it comes to mobile-enabling a company’s business processes. Last...

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