Why you don’t just need enterprise apps – but an app store with it

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"The idea of an app store is to give more empowerment for business users. It delivers a clear message: IT lets you use the best tools to perform your work, help yourself and take control. So it is not just an app store, it is a cultural change for IT and business."

So said writer Sue Marquette Poremba in a piece for IT Business Edge on the power of enterprise app stores. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we couldn’t...

By App47, 19 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise collaboration app Flock rolls out app store

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With a view to aid end users by removing the stress of switching between and managing multiple apps at work, enterprise messaging app Flock has rolled out its app store. Now users will be able to integrate a number of external work apps and services and get notifications within Flock. At present, the app store facilitates integration with apps such as Trello, Github, Twitter, Jira and Bitbucket among others.

For example, users can...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 13 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores.

Time for a checkup: Best practices for a healthy enterprise mobility program

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2016 should be a big year for investments in enterprise mobility programs. According to a recent study by Harris Poll, enterprise mobility leads all areas of IT investments by IT decision makers in 2016.

As leaders for enterprise mobility programs look ahead to 2016, there are several important components they need to explore. For instance, how efficient are the apps already deployed? If your organisation has only recently...

By Mark Lorion, 27 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Slack Platform launches App Directory to facilitate interoperability; announces fund and Botkit for developers

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In order to foster interoperability and ensure progress and productivity does not get lost in silos, the Slack Platform has launched The Slack App Directory, featuring over 160 apps for the benefit of a Slack team. The platform ensures easy installation and curates apps by category, popularity, and staff favourites.

The listings are classified in a number of categories such as design,...

By Enterprise AppsTech, 17 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores.

In enterprise mobility, “there’s an app for that” is not enough

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Watching the explosion of mobile apps has been, in a word, incredible.

In less than a decade, consumers have gone from having low-tech cell phones to early-stage smartphones to powerful machines that house dozens of mobile apps that do everything from stream music to order you a ride to work.

But as mobile apps have exploded, a problem has followed—and it’s one that often...

By App47, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise App Stores, Mobile, Opinion.

Not just any enterprise app store: Cortado co-founds Mobile Business Alliance

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Cortado Mobile Solutions, a subsidiary of enterprise mobility and printing provider, Cortado, has launched the Mobile Business Alliance alongside 10 app developers aiming to help businesses find the most suitable apps for their markets more easily.

The 10 partners include no-code app development platform Fliplet, Enough Software and ThinPrint Cloud Services, another subsidiary of Cortado, while the Alliance is encouraging more partners to join.

Apps in the enterprise app store –...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Apperian announces Android Lollipop support and updated enterprise app store

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Mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian claims that “enterprise support for Android can no longer take a backseat to iOS”, as it announces support for Android Lollipop as well as a redesign of its enterprise app store.

The Boston-based company has been making waves in the enterprise mobile space for eschewing the traditional mobile device management (MDM) approach to protecting data.

By James Bourne, 06 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, Security.

Assessing the executive outlook on Android’s enterprise ecosystem #MWC15

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Analysis It’s an exciting yet challenging time for the CIO. Employees are going to bring their own devices into work, but even though Android is the dominant consumer platform, the enterprise side is relatively lacking. If there is a paradigm shift afoot, something is still holding it back.

Nowhere is this more keenly felt than Google itself. The much-vaunted release of...

By James Bourne, 05 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Samsung, Security.

Apple and IBM aim to release 12 more enterprise apps by March through partnership

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Apple has confirmed it plans to release 12 more enterprise apps this quarter in its partnership with IBM, according to Tim Cook in an analyst earnings call.

The Apple CEO confirmed the dozen new releases in new industries, including healthcare, energy and utilities, adding that Cupertino was on track for its target of 100 enterprise apps by the end of 2015.

Cook noted some of the customers who have already migrated to the Apple and IBM MobileFirst collaboration include Miami Dade...

By James Bourne, 03 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Analysis: Apple and IBM announce first mobile enterprise apps

Apple and IBM have launched their first set of enterprise mobile applications as part of a global strategic partnership between the companies that was announced in July 2014. It is a pivotal collaboration that could have a far-reaching effect on the future of enterprise mobility marketplace.

The collaboration, dubbed IBM MobileFirst for iOS, is a suite of applications and managed services for enterprise mobility, cloud services and big data. These are aimed at businesses needing support of the mobility life...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 December 2014, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores, iOS, Productivity.