A couple of weeks ago, the App47 team attended Enterprise Mobility Exchange 2016 in Las Vegas. EME is a who’s who of thought leaders in the enterprise mobility space, and is always a great opportunity for our team to talk to other businesses about what’s working, what isn’t, and what’s on the horizon in the industry.
We’d be here all day if we recapped everything we discussed at EME, so instead, we’ll focus on a question that resonated with a lot of people we talked to: what type of enterprise mobility user are you? Continue Reading
From all of us at the App47 team to you: Happy Thanksgiving!
As most do, we like to take the opportunity every Thanksgiving to, well, give thanks. We wouldn’t be here without the help of countless others who have worked with our company in some capacity over the years. Continue Reading
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, now’s the time to start planning your day—if you haven’t already.
From turkey dinners to football games to traveling in-laws, there’s a lot to keep track of next week. Fortunately, the holiday doesn’t have to be chaotic if you plan ahead. We’ve selected a few apps that should help make your holiday a treat. Check them out below: Continue Reading
The world of enterprise mobility has already undergone significant change in the last few years. With so many devices in the workplace today, assuming control over all employee devices with an MDM approach would be nigh impossible. Instead, many companies have moved to MAM, which focuses on securing and managing applications rather than assuming full control of smartphones and laptops.
In a new article for ComputerWorld, writer Peter Fretty suggests that more change may soon be underway in enterprise mobility. Except this time, it won’t be due to more smartphones. He thinks it will be due to a huge influx of IoT devices. Continue Reading
Implementing an enterprise mobility program in your business can be a great way to boost employee productivity, improve employee and customer retention, and make a positive impact on your bottom line. But it isn’t all roses. A poorly executed mobility program can hinder more than it helps, which is why it’s so important to carefully plan before making the leap.
A new article in CIOReview covers a few common mistakes companies make when selecting a vendor and building an enterprise mobility program. We think they’re good points to keep in mind. Here are just a few common enterprise mobility mistakes to avoid: Continue Reading
More businesses than ever are deploying apps for their employees to use. That should mean that those businesses have a strategy for which apps to deploy and why—right?
Not so fast. Though a new study from Adobe found that the majority of departments (62%) think it’s important to “be ahead of the curve compared to competitors” with mobile apps, most departments (66%) believe they’re “on par or behind the curve” of their competitors. Continue Reading
Halloween is almost upon us! For some, that means covering the yard in spooky decorations and trying to scare passers-by as they trick or treat. For others, it means heading out with the kids to get candy and enjoy the holiday.
Regardless of what the holiday means to you, your experience can be improved by using some of this year’s best Halloween apps. From spooky photos to trick or treater tracking, these apps we’ve selected will help keep you safe (or scared, if that’s your thing) this Halloween: Continue Reading
In the last five or so years, the complexity of enterprise mobility systems has increased considerably. More devices and more mobile work by employees means companies must find solutions which enable management in and out of the office—and even on employee devices the company doesn’t own.
As this transition to mobile work has taken place, we’ve also seen a rise in the number of companies like App47 offering their own unique solutions to enterprise mobility management. All of which means that, if you’re the one making the decision about which software to use, you have a seemingly difficult decision on your hands. Continue Reading
Despite the fact that employees want mobile-first work experiences, they aren’t getting them. As we recently discussed on our blog, a report by Sappho and Forrester Research found that 55% of companies have implemented three apps or fewer—a far cry from what many would consider a comprehensive mobile program.
There are a lot of reasons this could be the case. Many companies are struggling to find developers—internal or external—for their apps. Companies are also wrestling with decisions about which processes to improve with apps, with the cost of managing a full-scale EMM program, and even with driving adoption and long-term usage of apps after they’re developed.
As Kia Behnia of PowWow Mobile explains in a piece for EnterpriseAppsTech, however, the challenges we just mentioned aren’t the biggest obstacles to enterprise mobility. As he sees it, these are the three biggest obstacles to “ubiquitous workforce mobility:” Continue Reading
A few months ago, we discussed an interesting idea: in your enterprise, you don’t have users—you have “internal customers.” In other words, rather than treating employees as users who must use your app, you should think of them as customers—people with different choices who should use your app because they want to.
That idea has been kicking around a lot in our heads recently, so we thought we’d continue the conversation with another question: are you marketing your apps to your current employees? Continue Reading