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Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Devices, Wireless |

Enterprise App Store (EAS) – The Way Forward

Enterprise App Store (EAS) – The Way Forward

“By 2017, 25 percent of enterprises will have an enterprise app store”, according to Gartner. How does the IT department at an organization share enterprise apps to employees who are geographically distributed and/or have their own devices? Gone are those days when IT used to enjoy complete control over company owned devices.  The growing trend of BYOD adds to difficulty in protecting corporate networks and addressing privacy concerns. A move towards transparent and flexible solutions is necessary. Can they be hosted on Public app stores? A big ‘No’ because public app stores aren’t suitable for enterprise needs: Enterprise apps shouldn’t be visible outside corporate boundaries These are much more than “99 cent” apps both in terms of cost and complexity. Need to maintain high levels of security App filtering based on role, department, etc. Embedding intelligence to avoid using apps whose license is either expired or in conflict with other entitlements To overcome these problems IT departments have turned towards Enterprise App Stores as a viable solution that provides...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Devices, Wireless |

To MEAP or not to MEAP

To MEAP or not to MEAP

So it’s fairly clear that different enterprises are at different levels in terms of their journey towards enterprise mobility. What started out as a uniform pitch from the MEAP vendors a couple of years back is becoming more tuned to suit the enterprise needs based on their maturity. This has caused the MEAP vendors to rethink both offering and pricing strategies. The earlier notion of one size fits all – is slowly being done away with and more flexibility is being brought in. For instance, enterprises which haven’t yet made a commitment to the space, would do well to just use MbaaS. Mobile backend as a service is an innovative spin given by some upcoming and leading MEAP vendors to accommodate risk appetites of enterprises. This helps to try of the concept of mobility, experiment enough before making a long term commitment. MBaaS vendors export web interfaces for storage, user management, notifications etc. Services companies could tie-up with MBaaS vendors and develop skill-set on the MBaaS platforms. It will...

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