How the Internet of Things is Influencing Mobile Management

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Gartner defines the Internet of Things as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology (such as intelligent sensors) which can communicate, sense, or interact with internal or external systems. This can generate volumes of real-time data that can be used by enterprises for a variety of business applications. This includes everything from smart appliances […]

Who Will Be Responsible for Mobile in the Future: The CIO or CMO?

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Last year, Gartner Research Vice President Laura McLellan caused a stir when she predicted that by 2017 chief marketing officers (CMOs) will spend more on IT than CIOs. While this prediction has been the subject of considerable debate –  in part, that roughly 70% of all IT spending is allocated to the care and feeding […]

What Biometric Security Means for Mobile Management

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By the end of 2014, a flurry of new smartphones will be equipped with biometric technology, including fingerprint recognition technology. In September, Apple introduced the iPhone 5s, which includes a fingerprint reader as part of its efforts to strengthen the security of the device. Thanks in part to Apple’s influence on other smartphone manufacturers, fingerprint […]

Bracing for BYOD 2.0

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A growing number of industry experts maintain that we’re in the era of bring your own device (BYOD) 2.0 where the needs of the employee and the enterprise are coming into full alignment. In a clear distinction made by Bob Egan in a post for Forbes, “If BYOD 1.0 has been responding to the needs […]

Drivers for Mobile Adoption

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Making the decision to implement a mobile strategy can have profound effects on important aspects of your business. Check out this graph from a CompTIA study on enterprise mobility, which illustrates that heightened employee productivity, accommodating flexible workstyles, and organizational cost savings are among the key motivations for deploying mobile apps. Click chart to view […]

OUR CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

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In a press release issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday, January 21, Apperian was identified as one of twelve similarly named companies “falsely claiming to comply” with International Safe Harbor data privacy policies. For those never exposed to this bureaucratic process, U.S. companies are required to tell the government that they are […]

Mobile Application Management (MAM®) for Contractors

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Contractors are quite common in industries such as construction, which is typically project-based work — and IT, in which expensive and specialized programmers might only be needed on a temporary basis to complete an app or a systems rollout. Providing contractors with the enterprise apps they need to be most effective comes with unique challenges. In particular, security is […]

Five Best Practices for Mobile App Lifecycle Management

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When mobile app lifecycle management is executed well, your enterprise apps can better provide end users with a simple and seamless experience. Apps are easy for employees to use and access based on their roles and needs. Apps can be downloaded and installed quickly through an enterprise app store, making it possible for employees to become […]

Insurer Covered with Low-Touch App Distribution Approach

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One of the challenges that many companies face with mobile app distribution is making a full cadre of apps and capabilities available to workers without having to deal with the complexities and burden of hosting the apps on their infrastructure. South African insurer Santam found itself in a similar predicament. The company sought an effective way to […]