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June 2015

Build or buy? That is the mobile application deployment question

Sponsored by SearchMobileComputing

Bringing enterprise functionality to mobile devices is no easy task. Public application stores such as Apple's App Store or Google Play offer no shortage of business and productivity applications, as well as an easy interface for buying and deploying these mobile applications. But because of the mass-market nature of these apps, they may not meet the unique needs of every business. The applications featured in these stores are usually consumer-facing.

On the other hand, applications that have been developed in-house can be tailored to an organization's specific needs, but building them can take significant monetary and personnel resources. IT administrators and developers with mobile development skills are in high demand, and enterprise development platforms can be costly. This handbook weighs the pros and cons of all the major mobile application deployment options.

Table Of Contents

  • How to choose an app deployment approach
  • Four mobile application options to consider
  • Application refactoring keeps Windows legacy apps relevant