Businesses Still See A Disconnect With Apple Over App Purchasing

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Don't install too many — iOS 6 can't handle it.
Many businesses still feel that the App Store doesn't truly address their needs

User Input Can Make Or Break An Enterprise App Store

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User input is key to planning and managing a successful enterprise app store
User input is key to planning and managing a successful enterprise app store

Five BYOD Concepts Every Business Should Know About

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BYOD offers useful lessons for any business, even ones that don't offer BYOD programs
BYOD offers useful lessons for any business, even ones that don't offer BYOD programs.

BYOD may be one of the big technology trends out there for businesses, but not every business wants or needs a BYOD program. BYOD is, of course, not a magic bullet for addressing every company’s mobile needs. It also isn’t guaranteed to deliver cost savings compared to providing employees with corporate owned and managed devices.

Companies not pursuing BYOD can still gain value from investing in some of the technology concepts and solutions that becoming a standard part of BYOD programs. After all, BYOD is one of the biggest trends of consumerized IT, but it is only one trend out of many.

Here are five key BYOD lessons that any business or organization can apply even without implementing a BYOD program.

Apperian Brings Crowdsourcing, Gamification To Internal App Development

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Apperian's app management system now let's employees help develop company apps
Apperian's app management system now let's employees help develop company apps

Mobile app management company Apperian announced two new features for companies looking to expand the use of iOS, Android, and BlackBerry apps as part of an overall mobile strategy. One feature aims to connect end  users within a company with IT staff and developers for collaboration on new and existing apps. The other is designed to give employees an easy way to rate and comment on apps already in use.

Apperian provides app management and deployment services for business and enterprise customers. The company’s EASE platform allows IT to create internal app stores showcasing both internal apps and public apps that are available through the iOS App Store. The company also provides a range of related services including the ability to push out apps and updates to devices over the air.

FAA To Dramatically Expand iPad Use While Punting on BYOD

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The FAA to expand iPad use, create internal app store
The FAA to expand iPad use, create internal app store

There’s been a lot of news stories this year about iPhone and iPad use by U.S. federal agencies. Most of those stories have been reports of agencies ditching BlackBerries for iPhones and/or iPads.

This week’s news from the FAA is different in that the FAA already has iPads in the hands of employees and the agency is planning to expand their user dramatically – to the point where employees will be offered a choice between an iPad and a laptop as their mobile computing device.

Creating An App Store For Your Company Just Got Easier… And Free

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