Choosing between Mobile Apps and Mobile Web

With mobile device use fast growing, 2012 seems to be the ‘year of the mobile.’ As companies embrace mobility, a key issue is the mobile versus app debate, and whether there is an argument for producing a mobile application over a mobile site. This white paper looks at the pros and cons of both native apps and mobile Web, and dives into the things that companies should consider before making a choice between mobile app and Web.

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Three Oilfield Service Problems and How to Solve Them with Mobile Software

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Oilfield services is a growth industry—many companies in this segment must quickly adopt processes to scale up their operations while maintaining the integrity of their work. Enterprise service management (ESM) software, encompassing enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance repair and overhaul, field service management, and other business and service disciplines, can deliver best practices associated with more mature service industries. Read More

Quick Take: Pulse Secure Spins Off, Immediately Acquires MobileSpaces

After network infrastructure provider Juniper Networks sold secure gateway Junos Pulse, this led to the creation of Pulse Secure. The security provider immediately acquired mobile application security company Mobile Spaces. What does this mean for security and risk management companies and professionals interested in strengthening mobile security within their business? This report from Forrester Research looks at the acquisition and its implications. Read More

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Mobilizing the Enterprise with Off-the-shelf Apps and Custom Mobile Solutions

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Mobile Applications for Human Resources: The Future Is Here!

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