Why Enterprise Software Must Evolve In the Age of Apps

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The consumerization of IT

Industry analysts have thrown around the term 'consumerization of IT' as a means to define a specific trend in technological progression. Traditionally, technological progress and innovation emerged in the enterprise space to eventual adoption in the consumer arena. In recent years, this model has been turned on its head.

Now that mobile devices have dominated the computing landscape, the average consumer is interacting with high-quality hardware and software that they want replicated in the workplace. Mobile apps, bring your own device (BYOD) policies for employees, and even custom enterprise app stores have sprung up in the enterprise as a direct result of trends in the consumer space.

With an employee base that is more tech-savvy than any previous workforce, enterprises are forced to emulate the ease-of-use and intuitive design of consumer apps. Enterprises that fail to meet expectations will face the obstacles associated with poor user adoption and the subsequent wasted investment.

The tools that business people use to accomplish tasks, land sales and run departments are currently undergoing a tremendous period of innovation. At Icreon Tech, enterprise clients know full well the importance of providing their employees with a powerful and productive software application.

Throughout their work with international logistics companies, retail brands and non-profit organizations, they've seen the transformative ability of effective enterprise software firsthand. The advent of mobile apps, innovative approaches to design for touch-screen devices, and the use of cloud computing have fundamentally altered the landscape of enterprise software.

In this slideshow, you'll find a list of the top trends in enterprise technology as well as an explanation for how such trends contribute to a well-oiled operation.


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