While many IT departments want to lock down mobile devices and apps out of security concerns, the next evolution for the enterprises is unlocking the productivity of the mobile enterprise.
Particularly in BYOD environments, enterprises are increasingly looking to enterprise app stores to organize, vet and distribute mobile apps approved for use by employees. To help with that task, Flexera Software updated on Tuesday its App Portal, which integrates mobile and desktop apps with its IT Service Management product.
IT pros from the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners and the NFL say that app personalization is the next evolution in mobile apps.
Human resources departments will need to use the latest mobile technology to attract and retain the best young talent, judges new research from Deloitte Consulting's Bersin by Deloitte.
Regardless of how ubiquitous mobile devices and the virtual environments they create become, they're a long way off from replacing the feeling of an in-person meeting. But that's not to say that mobile apps can't be made to complement face-to-face events.
Many companies have already embraced mobility, and many more are moving in that direction. For IT departments considering the move to mobility, here are three factors to consider.
Mobile apps are designed to use the native capabilities of mobile devices, requiring a unique design where the app's execution is divided between the local device and server stack. Mobile backend-as-a-service has grown up as a way to bridge that divide.
BYOD practices are firmly entrenced in many organizations. But a recent roundtable discussion of IT security professionals reveals that BYOD policies are less plentiful, and there is still a lot of catching up to be done with regard to BYOD governance.
As more personally owned mobile devices flood into the enterprises, IT departments are struggling to deal with insecure mobile app downloaded by employees from public app stores.
Top news for December 19, 2014, including cloud-based apps, AirBnB's mobile experience and the VA's tablet deployment.