As Heather Clancy explained in a recent article for FORTUNE, desk phones chain workers to one location. Businesses need phones, of course, but proprietary telecom equipment is expensive. Business telecom, it seems, is in need of a bit of a reinvention.
Cloud startup Dialpad hopes to change the communications space and is taking advantage of the enterprise mobile app trend to do it. Dialpad CEO Craig Walker told FORTUNE that the company is trying to figure out “How do you take the best of mobile app technology and use those tools to replace the enterprise voice system?” Continue Reading
According to a report recently released by British telecommunications provider Vodafone, 8 in 10 businesses are betting on the Internet of Things for future success. In fact, as Computer Business Review notes, half of those (4 in 10) are already fully up and running with some sort of IoT strategy.
Things only get more interesting from there; 63% of the 1,096 respondents from 17 countries said they’ve seen significant ROI on their IoT efforts, and 24% of the IT budget at those same companies is now directed exclusively towards IoT. For a technology that hasn’t even reached maturity, that’s remarkable. Continue Reading
Last year, the App47 team was faced with a daunting task unlike any we’d come across before: meeting the compliance needs of a Fortune 500 company in the highly regulated healthcare industry. We needed to do it quickly, too. We were in the process of navigating a large bid for a project, and our ability to move forwarded depended on meeting the complex security and compliance needs of this company.
Meeting security and compliance requirements is no easy task, even at a company with a full-time CISSO and compliance team. As a startup, we don’t have the luxury of having a team like that on board. Of course, that didn’t change the fact that there were mounds of paperwork to read—chock-full of dense language that can be hard to understand—and real compliance needs to be met before we had the chance to move forward on the project. Continue Reading
In a perfect world, companies would be able to move from ideation to execution of a mobile app program in a matter of days. But, as anyone who’s ever implemented a company-wide program knows, there are bound to be challenges and obstacles that extend the process.
In a recent piece for WhaTech, writer Vipin Jain discussed three common problems that are critical to the employment of enterprise mobility: security, speed, and real-time access to data. Though we don’t claim to have all the answers, we think we have some pretty good responses to his concerns. Here’s how the App47 platform can help organizations of all sizes address enterprise mobility’s biggest challenges: Continue Reading
For mobile app developers, few pieces of post-deployment data are as important as crash logs. It’s valuable to have information about who is using apps and how often, but if developers aren’t able to see why and how frequently their apps are crashing, long-term app usage will suffer.
Last week, we discussed changes to geodata in the App47 platform. This week, we’re pleased to announce some new changes to the way iOS crash logs are handled. We hope this change will make it easier than ever for people who use our platform to understand why their apps crash. Continue Reading
For our clients whose businesses span city, state, or national borders, knowing exactly where their mobile apps are being used is essential. Having a way to look at who is using apps and where can provide valuable insight about an app’s adoption, and enables companies to shift on the fly should they observe an unusual or interesting pattern in usage data.
App47 customers have always had access to some form of geodata along with the rest of their session data that tells them how many times apps are used, how often they’re opened, when they crash, and other valuable information. We’ve made some changes to the way we tag and present geodata, however, and we think this will be a great feature for many of our new customers. Continue Reading
Brandon Frye and his team at 4Parents have been App47 customers for a long time. When we spoke late last year, 4Parents was just getting started. Today, we wanted to follow up to discuss some exciting recent developments from Brandon and the 4Parents platform.
In case you’re not already familiar with 4Parents, here’s a quick overview. 4Parents is a collection of apps designed to help parents protect and manage their families. They aren’t just any apps, though; the 4Parents team has tested and evaluated hundreds of parental apps. The only apps in the bundle(s) are the ones that made the cut with the team. Customers receive the apps at a discount versus if they purchased them individually. We’re big fans of the company and support Brandon’s mission to better help parents manage their families’ tech lives.
Since we last wrote about them, a lot has changed for 4Parents. Continue Reading
It’s hard to believe summer is already almost here. But alas, with almost half the year already behind us, it’s almost time for many of us to book a vacation and head to a beach, catch a flight overseas, or just get away for a few nights for a short trip to unwind.
Though it’s always nice to turn off the phone and unplug on vacation, we can’t deny the convenience of having a smartphone in-hand on longer trips. With that in mind, we thought we’d kick off summer with a list of 5 of the best apps we’ve found for making the most of your summer vacation.
Here are 5 of our favorite apps for the upcoming summer season: Continue Reading
Any company that’s ever been frustrated by low adoption rates of one of their enterprise apps knows just how important it is to have employee advocates. Of course, employees won’t be advocates for apps if they don’t believe the apps are worth advocating for.
Creating advocates—employees who will champion enterprise apps and boost adoption rates—is difficult, but not impossible. One way to get started on the process is to change the script: don’t think of your employees as users, think of them as “internal customers.” Continue Reading
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 new 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