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

As enterprises integrate mobile across business processes, two important employee-driven developments complicate matters: bring your own device (BYOD) and bring your own app (BYOA). To achieve the potential and mitigate the risks of BYOA, enterprises have two options: they can acquire and provide employees with “off-the-shelf mobile apps,” or they can build (or have built) “custom mobile solutions.” This white paper compares and contrasts these two approaches, summarizes their pros and cons, and pinpoints the role for each in mobilizing enterprises.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:
  • (Originally Published On:) )
 
comments powered by Disqus


Featured publications:

Integrating Web Messaging into the Enterprise Middleware Layer

The rapid development and adoption of real-time, push-based Web technologies is driving requirements for many more real-time data applications running within browsers and on mobile devices. Many of these applications have large and unpredictable data volumes, user counts, or both, putting stress on many software-based Web streaming solutions. This white paper describes the architecture and advantages of Solace's high-performance Web messaging solution.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Non-Traditional Hours: Key Strategies for Creating Flexible and Productive Work Schedules

Enabled by technology, more and more companies are now allowing—and, in some cases, requiring—employees to work flexible schedules. In this era of VoIP, Skype, cloud apps, and mobile devices, some employees really can be as productive (or more so) working off-site. The advantages for companies begin with more engaged, productive workers, and lower overhead costs. So know what you need to consider for flexible work arrangements and the golden rules for developing flexible work policies.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

You may also be interested in these related documents:

The Unwired Enterprise: A Comprehensive Approach to Mobilizing for Success

The benefits of a mobile workplace are clear: faster business processes, closer connections with customers, and more rapid decisions. But there are few examples and best practices to follow; even fewer benchmarks exist. To maximize the benefits of going mobile while managing cost and limiting risk, you need a sound, effective, and systematic approach that includes a clear mobile strategy, identified use scenarios, and a complete service offering and system landscape. Find out more.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

The Always-On Enterprise: Mobilizing the HR-Workplace Connection

Striving for employees to be able to collect, update, and access data anytime anywhere, organizations are leveraging smartphones and tablets to extend HR data and processes, creating new thresholds of efficiency, decision-making, and competitive advantage. Read this research report for new insights and examples on how mobility is impacting enterprise applications, data and processes, with a particular focus on HR applications.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Securing Mobile Apps in a BYOD World

The next wave of exploiting the power of mobile devices involves the apps that run on them. Increasingly, enterprise IT organizations will be under pressure to build or purchase mobile apps that meet the requirements of enterprise employees and business units. Firms will need security that can span multiple devices and heterogeneous IT systems and provides protection for the devices and their data. For most organizations, a scarcity of resources for mobile app development and the lack of mobile security expertise can prevent an adequate IT response to this challenge. Read this white paper to learn more about mobile security solutions and how to meet today's mobile app demands and challenges.
  • Written By:
  • Published On: