10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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Enterprise App Development Slow

Organizations need to develop apps to put on the cyber shelves of their app stores. Development, however, may not be as healthy as some people assume.

Gartner found that 42 percent of organizations surveyed said that they intend to increase spending on mobile app development by an average of 31 percent this year, according to a report from Economic Times.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the analysts found that the overall percentage of budgets aimed at mobile app development is down 2 percent, to 10 percent, since 2015.

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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