Access your Pro+ Content below.
Enterprise app stores improve mobile app discovery, provisioning
This article is part of the Access issue of June 2017, Vol. 1, No. 4
At their core, enterprise app stores are just another way for users to install or launch apps -- something that has been happening for years. But they are also an example of the powerful effects that consumerization still has on IT, and an opportunity to make processes more efficient and user-friendly. Provisioning applications used to be a long process. Users submitted a help desk ticket and then waited hours or even days to get access. In the worst cases, they had to wait for an IT admin to come to their desk and physically install software on their computer. App launcher interfaces, self-service portals and approval workflows have been a part of application management products for decades. The emergence of consumer mobility late last decade introduced the app store concept as we know it. Thanks to the Apple App Store and Google Play, users became accustomed to a friendly interface with icons, search, reviews and a large selection. Most importantly, users could download and begin using any of these apps immediately. Soon ...
Access this PRO+ Content for Free!
Features in this issue
When remote employees access mobile data, whether in the U.S. or abroad, it can be difficult to restrict that access. But when they travel to blacklisted nations, IT must be especially careful.
With integrations with business apps including Salesforce and DocuSign, and features such as data encryption, Box is proving to be an enterprise favorite.
There are plenty of ways to get mobile apps to users nowadays. With an efficient app provisioning and launching process, enterprise stores may be just the ticket.
Mobility has upended many business processes, not the least of which is app development. Three IT experts discuss how we got here and why having a mobile-first mentality is key.
News in this issue
VDI and enterprise mobility create a host of problems for IT to deal with, including delivering a quality user experience and incorporating monitoring tools.
Columns in this issue
IT administrators should assess data residency on a case by case basis. That means understanding how the concept has changed and how it works in the cloud.
Despite consolidation, the EMM market is growing. And partnerships with network and cloud security vendors equal more EMM suite options for IT shops.