10 Mobile Networking and Application Development Myths to Forget
Myth: Your Customers and Your Employees Want Different Apps
Reality: The lines between B2C and B2E apps have merged into one set of standards. Users are now expecting a rich experience and specific data via a secure app, regardless of their need for accessing the app. With the rapid expansion of the app economy and the necessity to provide value quickly, delivering an app that is effective and easy to navigate, with the back-end integration and security to back it up has become the key to high adoption rates. Using an enterprise mobility platform that enables you to build apps with different workflows for each user group, your company's app should allow every end user—whether employee or customer—to access what they need within 10 seconds; otherwise you risk losing interest and downloads.
If you're a growing enterprise that wants to continue on the expansion path, then it's likely that you are depending mightily upon your IT system. You want your IT Infrastructure—from the data center to networking and out to all user devices—to become a business advantage. As highly successful companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google have clearly shown, an IT system ideally should be a single-purpose, agile, fine-tuned power source. This allows the system to deliver reliable and secure networking and mobile applications for all employees. However, there are some persistent misconceptions involving networking, mobility and applications that can throw off IT managers. Mobile devices and operating systems have evolved rapidly over the past few years, setting a high bar for developing and managing new apps. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about the best way to establish your mobile strategy within your network. With the help of Verivo Software, this eWEEK slide show examines 10 myths about mobile application development that make enterprises hesitate to start development projects. Waltham, Mass.-based Verivo has developed an enterprise mobility platform that enables companies to centrally build, deploy, manage and update their own mobile applications. Verivo is in a growing market, competing with Antenna Software, IBM Worklight, Syclo, SAP Sybase Mobility Platform, Windows Mobile, HP Mobile Application Gateway, Zenprise MobileManager, and Cisco Mobile, among others.