There is a renaissance in having an "enterprise app store" and companies are ready for in-house apps as we head into 2013. However, a strategy needs to be in place in order to enjoy the fruits of a mobile apps program both for the user/employee and the IT department. While it is exciting for businesses to get their first app up and running, organizations need to think about scalability, reliability, security and ongoing maintenance.
The "enterprise app store" has become the focal point for larger forces behind the scenes: a full lifecycle management system for mobile apps. According to Gartner's predictions, by 2014 there will be more than 70 billion mobile application downloads from app stores every year. The explosion of apps has been driven by several factors, including the increased ease of creating mobile apps, better methods of securing and managing apps, and self-serve models that appeal to the "in house consumer."
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