Bringing the New App Economy Into Enterprises: 10 Ways to Do It

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2014-01-16

An enterprise can have the best, most agile, scalable and capable IT system in the world, but if an end user can't access or utilize the functionality as needed, it's all for naught. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was right about a lot of things, but the most important one is that IT has to be as simple as possible to use. But what is an application? For the consumer, the term "app" may bring to mind Angry Birds, Snapchat or Instagram, but apps are equally integral to the development and use of enterprise IT. An app could serve a CRM function internally, a customer portal, or even a machine-to-machine back end. In fact, there are many lessons we've learned in today's app economy that are relevant to the way IT works—whether the app addresses employees, partners, or customers. This slide show—based on eWEEK reporting and industry information from API provider Apigee—discusses how to bring the app economy to your company to improve functionality and efficiency.


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