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Resolve to develop and deploy enterprise mobile apps

If IT's goal is to get enterprise mobile apps to employees, there are several ways to go about it. The top development and deployment approaches are popular for a reason.

I'm one of those runners who hates running. Every year, I'm guilty of abandoning my fitness routine before I've really given it a chance. My running shoes end up gathering dust next to my Rollerblades, legwarmers and cassette tapes. I know it's bad, but I know I'm not the only person who constantly strives to eat better, get in shape and actually use that shiny, new gym membership card a few times before tossing it onto the soon-to-be-forgotten pile. Maybe I'll even use it a few more times before the end of the year. Maybe.

When it comes to the goal of getting enterprise mobile apps to employees, however, IT professionals can't afford to be so cavalier. But unlike fad diets and fitness crazes, there are plenty of mobile application development and deployment options out there that have proven their effectiveness. The most popular methods are popular for a reason -- not because they're flashes in the pan, but because they're tried and true. And once you try them, you're sure to find at least one you can stick with.

This handbook provides an overview of the top options for developing and deploying enterprise mobile apps, including mobile app development platforms, desktop and application virtualization, app refactoring, enterprise mobility management and workspaces. Any one of these approaches can help IT accomplish its goal of delivering enterprise apps to corporate users, and one or more of them should work for your organization.

And if you end up successfully getting enterprise mobile apps into employees' hands but canceling that new gym membership? Don't worry. We won't judge. 

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Other articles in this handbook:

IT's options for developing mobile apps
When it comes to mobile app development and deployment, options abound. Consider these five different approaches and evaluate how they serve users' needs.

What developers need to know about building mobile apps for business
Enterprise mobile app development doesn't happen overnight. Developers must plan ahead, determining an app's purpose and potential users before deciding what type of app to build.

Mobile means constant change for enterprise app developers and IT
Mobile app developer challenges aren't going away. They're changing along with the landscape of new devices and OSes. IT shops must prioritize to help ease developer woes.

This was last published in February 2017

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