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10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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    Enterprise App Store: Choices

    Getting the right software into the hands, or, more importantly, the devices, of employees is vital. Lifehacker offers three main choices for enterprise application store models: enterprise app stores, corporate portals and direct link downloads.

    The enterprise app store is best for organizations with many purpose-built apps specialized for employees, vendors and other related people. Corporate portals are best when employees already have access to a secured corporate site. Direct link downloads are optimal when the number of apps used in the work environment is minimal.

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10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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    Enterprise App Store: Choices

    Getting the right software into the hands, or, more importantly, the devices, of employees is vital. Lifehacker offers three main choices for enterprise application store models: enterprise app stores, corporate portals and direct link downloads.

    The enterprise app store is best for organizations with many purpose-built apps specialized for employees, vendors and other related people. Corporate portals are best when employees already have access to a secured corporate site. Direct link downloads are optimal when the number of apps used in the work environment is minimal.

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.