Mobile enterprise app stores gaining momentum

The growth in personal liable business devices such as
smartphones and tablets, is driving demand to manage and distribute
applications among workers in a more dedicated and secure way than provided by
public App Stores, through the creation of dedicated Mobile Enterprise App
Stores, according to  Strategy Analytics.

The growth in mobile enterprise app stores has emerged
from a need to help users discover relevant apps to their line-of-business,
select the best and most relevant apps for distribution, access the app store
securely with workgroup credentials, manage app version control in a way that
is familiar and easy to understand for users, with no additional training
required,” said Andrew Brown, director of wireless enterprise strategies and
author of the report,  

Various programs, such as the volume purchasing program
(VPP) from Apple – which Strategy Analytics covered in an Insight earlier this
year are starting to provide companies with the ability to purchase apps in
bulk, but these solutions are incomplete and still require a dedicated
Enterprise App Store to more completely integrate management and distribution
of applications into the company directory and workgroup structure,” said Gina
Luk, senior analyst for Wireless Enterprise Strategies at Strategy Analytics.  

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