We've got great news: Apple has opened their iOS Developer Enterprise Program (developer.apple.com/programs/ios/enterprise/
) to organizations of any size. Previously, only companies with a DUNS number and 500 employees could participate.
The phrase "500 or more employees and" was removed from the Apple sign-up page
This is important news for companies interested in building iPhone, iPad and iPod touch "in house" enterprise apps. Before this change, the program was restricted to companies of 500 or more employees, which left many small and medium sized companies unable to easily create and deploy in-house Apple mobile apps.
For Apperian, this is excellent news as well. We are launching EASE, our Enterprise App Services Environment, and this change will enable organizations of any size to create "private portals" for their in-house apps. In addition, companies can take advantage of the new MDM (mobile device management) system provided by Apple.
We applaud Apple's move to expand their support of the "enterprise environment". This move will be rewarded, we believe, with faster adoption of iOS products including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, within the corporate walls.