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Not Developing Proprietary Apps

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-30-2011 Print

The mobile market is a hot-button topic for consumers and enterprise users alike. On the consumer side, folks are scooping up smartphones and tablets. On the enterprise side, IT decision-makers are realizing the value of mobile products. With that success comes potential pitfalls for CIOs. For years now, you've been buying BlackBerry smartphones, employing BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and largely ignoring the mobile space after that. As more and more of your employees request to connect their iPhones and Android devices to the corporate network, and with tablets likely to be as important as smartphones, you can no longer turn a blind eye toward the impact of mobility on your enterprise. To help you out a bit, we're taking a look at 10 mobile traps that, without some vigilance, could cause all kinds of trouble in the enterprise. With these as your guide, we're confident you'll make smart mobile decisions for your enterprise in the coming years.


Apple's iOS software development kit allows any company to create its own proprietary applications that won't be found in the App Store. You can use these to enhance the usability of the iPhone and iPad for your enterprise. If you're planning to bring iOS-based devices to the office, building your own apps is a great idea.


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