Enterprise mobile app strategy Definitions

  • A

    Amazon Cloud Drive

    Amazon Cloud Drive is an online storage service that allows users to upload and access music, videos, documents and photos from Web-connected devices.

  • app

    App is an abbreviated form of the word "application."  An application is a software program.

  • app store (application store)

    An app store (application store) is an online portal through which software programs are made available for procurement and download.

  • AppBlast (Project AppBlast)

    AppBlast is a VMware initiative that allows users to access their Windows and Mac applications from any device running an HTML 5 browser.

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)

    Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) is a set of freely downloadable program utilities and related documents from Microsoft for ensuring compatibility among application programs in Windows operating systems, especially in a large network environment.

  • B

    BitPim

    BitPim is a cross-platform, open source application for managing data on cell phones that use the CDMA mobile telephony protocol. BitPim can be used to back up data stored on a phone and synchronize contacts and calendars... (Continued)

  • Box (Box.net)

    Box is an online file-sharing, storage and collaboration service provider that caters to individual users as well as businesses.

  • C

    Citrix Worx

    Citrix Worx is a line of certified mobile applications for the enterprise. Security, policy and provisioning for Worx apps are controlled by Citrix XenMobile.

  • CloudOn

    CloudOn is a web-based collaboration tool that allows users to open, review and edit Microsoft Office documents on any computing device that has a Google Chrome or Apple Safari browser.

  • CYOD (choose your own device)

    CYOD (choose your own device) is an alternative model to BYOD (bring your own device) that involves allowing employees to select the device they want from among a limited number of options. CYOD is an example of the COPE (corporate-owned, personally-enabled) model.

  • D

    device-agnostic (device agnosticism)

    Device agnostic is a description for computing components that work with various systems without requiring any special adaptations. 

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used as a file-sharing service.

  • E

    enterprise app store (enterprise application store)

    An enterprise app store is a web portal through which end users can access, download and install corporate-approved software applications.

  • F

    file sharing

    File sharing is the public or private sharing of computer data or space in a network with various levels of access privilege.

  • G

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a cloud storage service that offers 5 gigabytes free storage. 

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