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10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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    Enterprise App Store: Easier Licensing, Distribution

    Getting apps to employees’ phones is a tricky business. Organizations that are BYOD-based or that use more than one operating system (OS) add a layer of complexity for IT and security teams. If the app is necessary and more than one OS is supported, more than one version of the same app must be offered. An enterprise app store can help simplify this potentially confusing scenario by asking which OS is being used, handling the licensing tasks, and downloading the app to the user’s device.

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10 Trends Making Enterprise App Stores Work

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    Enterprise App Store: Easier Licensing, Distribution

    Getting apps to employees’ phones is a tricky business. Organizations that are BYOD-based or that use more than one operating system (OS) add a layer of complexity for IT and security teams. If the app is necessary and more than one OS is supported, more than one version of the same app must be offered. An enterprise app store can help simplify this potentially confusing scenario by asking which OS is being used, handling the licensing tasks, and downloading the app to the user’s device.

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.