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“Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My”

by Joanne Dawson

I don’t know about you, but if you have spent more than 10 minutes looking at the mobile “landscape,” you are probably as confused as I am. In fact, I think it looks more like a jungle than a landscape. New mobile technologies, coupled with the way we interact and consume information, have led to new expectations of what we… Read more »

NextGen Enterprise Architecture: An Interview With Verivo CEO Steve Levy

by Christopher Willis

We were lucky enough to get a sit-down with our CEO, Steve Levy, today in the office. We wanted to understand a little bit more about how the market for mobile app development has evolved and what technology offerings will make the biggest difference to the Enterprise in 2014. In the video below, Levy talks about the architecture required to… Read more »

Your Starbucks is Leaking (Your Mobile Data) – Why It Didn’t Need to Happen

by Steven Levy

When it came out that Starbuck’s mobile payment app was storing user’s personal information – including passwords – in clear text, executives at the Seattle-based company were shockingly unsurprised! Their rationale – the risk of extensive loss was low, so they chose convenience over security. This is horribly wrong on two counts: First, the risk is only low if you… Read more »

The Importance of Mobility Can Be Seen In Our Students

by Steven Levy

As a MIT alum, and all around engineering nerd, I look forward to the opportunity to work with smart young students in hopes of helping them reach their full potential. This week, I’m working with a bunch of undergrads on the Start6 initiative. Start6  is the first-ever Startup Bootcamp for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science students – entrepreneurs and innovators… Read more »

What’s New? Akula 1.5 brings support for Windows Phone and More

by Christopher Willis

Today, Verivo is announcing something new. Interestingly, when you do a search for the word “new” in Google Images, you’re hit with hundreds of stock-art “NEW” banners, where the word is locked in the middle of an exploding star. Not surprising. What’s surprising is that you also get presented with, and these are real (test it yourself), a picture of… Read more »

New Enterprise Features in iOS 7: Reading the Tea Leaves

by Mark Wagner

Reviewing the list of new enterprise-focused features in iOS 7, I was struck by how much they overlap with the core functions of mobile application management (MAM) solutions. At first, I wondered if this represents another case of an operating system incorporating an application or feature previously offered by third parties, a la Netscape Navigator and Windows/Internet Explorer circa 1998…. Read more »

Bridging the Gap – Bringing Enterprise Capabilities to PhoneGap Apps

by Jonathan Berkey

You have probably heard of Adobe PhoneGap, right? PhoneGap, which is based on the Apache Cordova project, gives you the capability to build mobile apps using standard open web-based technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It then wraps the web content in a native container, creating a hybrid app with native functionality that you can deploy using any standard means… Read more »

Interview with Andrew Borg of Aberdeen Group: Part 3

by Christopher Willis

The Enterprise Mobility Application Lifecycle—Part 3 This is the final excerpt from a three-part interview between Andrew Borg, research director, enterprise mobility & collaboration, Aberdeen Group with Chris Willis, chief marketing officer, Verivo Software. Willis:  Stepping back to the criteria, you talked about security in several different ways. You talked about identity management, you talked about security on the device,… Read more »

Developing Apps for BlackBerry on Akula

by Christopher Willis

by Chris Willis Chief Marketing Officer, Verivo Software We’ve said it before and I’m saying it again… there are hundreds of ways to build mobile apps. But when you’re tasked with building apps that transact with multiple back-end corporate systems, gracefully handle shifts from online to offline, and deftly protect sensitive data, you’re in for a challenge. And when operations… Read more »