Customization With App47, Part II: Enterprise Integration

Last week, Chris kicked off a series on customization with the App47 platform by talking about product extensions and describing the App47 product-building process. This week, we’re going to pick up where he started and talk about another key element in our ‘customization suite’: enterprise integration.

When we say enterprise integration, what we really mean is tightly integrating App47 into the enterprise environment—rather than building a one-off, custom solution. By keeping 95% of the product the same and customizing that last 5% to better integrate it into the company in question, we can scale quickly and keep a reliable core product while still adapting App47 to specific, individual needs.

The end result feels a lot like a custom solution, but without the cost and tedious process of building something from the ground up for each customer. Continue Reading

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An Introduction to Customization With App47

When you’re choosing a mobility vendor, while it might seem natural to make a decision based solely on the features you want compared to the features that vendor offers, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better way. Put another way, don’t choose one vendor over another just because one is missing one or two features. 

Our philosophy of product-building is based off of years of experience into building software and working with enterprises. Today, I’d like to expand on the idea of product customization and explain some concrete examples to better describe what extensions, or customizations mean to App47. Continue Reading

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Identifying the Biggest Threats to Mobile Security

With more mobile devices being unveiled and used every day, it’s no wonder that mobile security is quickly becoming more top-of-mind for employers, consumers, and employees alike.

Today’s mobile security landscape is more complicated than ever. So, where are the threats coming from? What do they look like? And what are today’s organizations doing to counter them?

In a recent infographic, IBM examined these security threats to try to give a snapshot of what’s at play in attempts to secure the mobile enterprise. Here are some of the more interesting statistics they gathered: Continue Reading

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The Industries Leading the Way In Mobility Adoption

If you’ve ever looked around your business and wondered how your mobility program stacks up to others, you aren’t alone. 

Thanks to a new survey from VDC Research (shared at Enterprise Mobility Exchange), we now have a “global” view of which industries are leading the way in mobility adoption.

So: how does your business stack up compared to companies in other industries? Take a look below: Continue Reading

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What App47 Customers Are Saying: August 2017 Edition

Here at App47, continuous improvement is a key focus of ours. And one of the best ways to keep tabs on how to improve our product is to get out and have good conversations with our customers.

That’s exactly what we’ve been doing this year. While it’s tough to visit everyone, we’ve been trying to visit as many customers as we can. Even though there are still more to go, I thought it was worth discussing a few of the key takeaways we’ve heard thus far.

Here is what’s on our customers’ minds this year: Continue Reading

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Picking an EMM Vendor? Here’s What to Consider

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

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6 Reasons You Should Pick App47 for Your BYOD Implementation

So: you’re finally getting around to implementing a BYOD strategy in your business. You’re doing your due diligence, scoping out vendors and weighing the pros and cons of each offering.

In the enterprise mobility management space, there are only a handful of vendors who do what we do. Still, it can be easy to get bogged down in the details, confused about who might do what best at which price.

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the App47 team recommends our solution for your BYOD implementation. But today, we’re going back to the basics. If you’re currently weighing App47 versus one of our competitors (we won’t name names), here are six reasons you should go with us: Continue Reading

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Not Happy With Your Enterprise App Experience? You’re Not Alone

Last week, we took a quick look at the results of Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s recent industry insight report. While many of the results of their survey were positive, some 57% of respondents had not yet implemented their digital transformation process. In other words, many companies still have a long way to go before their mobile app programs are fully mature. 

What’s the story, though, with companies that are knee-deep in the mobile app experience? A recent survey by Kony and Wakefield Research finds that many companies aren’t quite satisfied with the current state of their mobility efforts. Continue Reading

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Highlights from Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s 2017 Industry Insight Report

The question of where IT is headed is always a difficult one to answer.

Though it often seems that adoption of new technologies in the enterprise moves at a snail’s pace, every year, new tech is introduced that has the potential to dramatically transform the future of business. At the same time, businesses are constantly figuring out new ways to leverage old technology to their advantage. All of this means that there are a myriad of factors at play when it comes to predicting the new and the next.

To track some of that progress, each year, the Enterprise Mobility Exchange surveys IT professionals to get a sense of how enterprises are leveraging technology, what is trending up or down, and what is upcoming or outgoing. This year’s survey, titled “Industry Insight 2017: The State of Enterprise Mobility,” dives head first into those questions.

We had a look at this year’s report. Here’s what we found particularly interesting: Continue Reading

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Building a Mobility Strategy, Part III: Identifying Your Users

This post is the last in a three-part series on building a mobility strategy within the enterprise. To read part one, click here. To read part two, click here

Over the last few weeks, we’ve spent a good bit of time talking through the basics of building a mobility strategy. Central to our discussion thus far have been two ideas: your apps should have an operational focus, and you need to treat your enterprise apps like commercial app builders do (that is, you must market them internally). 

The final key to building your mobility strategy, one that we’ve only touched on thus far, is something that seems counterintuitive: you should ignore some of your employees.  Continue Reading

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