Lenovo Launches Mobile App Store for Businesses
The platform allows IT managers to purchase, license, distribute and manage approved applications for the end user.Computer maker Lenovo announced its first enterprise app shopthe Lenovo Enterprise App Shopto bring end-to-end mobile app services to large businesses, enabling custom management, deployment and publication as well as volume pricing. The Lenovo Enterprise App Shop makes it possible for corporate users to access and use productivity apps on their Lenovo tablet or other Google Android-based tablets (version 3.1 and higher). The App Shop is available immediately worldwide (excluding China) through Lenovo sales. The company pointed out that as more consumers use their personal devices for work, the potential for security risks and lack of IT management increases. Lenovo App Shop Manager addresses the challenge of rising IT risks in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments by allowing companies to create their own customized App Shops. The platform allows IT managers to purchase, license, distribute and manage approved applications for the end user. However, the App Shop Manager controls only the apps, not the device itself.
With the influx of personal and mobile devices in the workplace, its critical for companies to manage the proprietary and third-party applications their employees are using, said Mark Cohen, vice president, ecosystem and monetization at Lenovo. We created an app shop designed specifically for the enterprise featuring Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration and cross Android platform support to facilitate IT management while giving users the apps theyre demanding to boost productivity.