10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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Enterprise App Store: BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) work structures are among the most fundamental changes to enterprises communication. A main concern is security; personal phones and apps bought at consumer stores can be rife with malware and viruses. It is incumbent upon security staff to find ways to protect the company.

Enterprise app stores and containerization can be a good option, according to Computer Business Review Online. The idea is simple: An enterprise app store and containerized end device can protect the organization, even if the rest of the device is at risk.

The line between enterprise app stores and consumer app stores is not cut and dried. For instance, consumer app stores carry enterprise apps that are used in business, and have areas cordoned off for business.

For the most part, however, enterprise app stores have their own identity. Consumer app stores are notoriously porous. Organizations have far tighter control in their own app marketplaces. This is but one of the many advantages offered by enterprise app stores. This slideshow touches on the big issues affecting the enterprise application store sector.

Carl Weinschenk covers telecom for IT Business Edge. He writes about wireless technology, disaster recovery/business continuity, cellular services, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications and other emerging technologies and platforms. He also covers net neutrality and related regulatory issues. Weinschenk has written about the phone companies, cable operators and related companies for decades and is senior editor of Broadband Technology Report. He can be reached at cweinsch@optonline.net and via twitter at @DailyMusicBrk.


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