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Enterprise Mobile App Development: The Android Conundrum

Enterprises around the globe are slowly becoming aware of the benefits offered by enterprise mobile apps. They have realized over a period of time that such mobile apps help improve the efficiency and productivity of their employees. This, in turn, increases the overall business’s productivity, which is the desired result that every enterprise hopes for. Also, the ability of business firms to leverage big data and analytics via mobile apps helps them to keep up with the current trending innovations. This is why you may have observed that many companies have willingly started to invest more in developing effective mobile apps. According to the forecast by Gartner Inc., the market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than the capacity of internal IT organizations to deliver them by the end of 2017. Also, according to Gartner’s predictions, the sales of mobile phones will reach 2.1 billion units by 2019. This will directly raise the demand for enterprise apps. It is also likely that your business may have already implemented a strategy for enterprise apps or may have started thinking along those lines. In this article, we consider the reasons to go for Android mobile apps for enterprises. We will also go through some useful tips to keep in mind before opting for Android mobile app development. Reasons to Select the Android Platform for Enterprise Mobile Apps Here are some important advantages offered by the open source Android OS for mobile app development for enterprises. Low Costs and High Returns You get the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) for free and this reduces the software...

How to Devise a Sound Enterprise Mobility Strategy

The great amount of penetration by mobile devices has recently increased the need for mobile connectivity at all times and from anywhere. If you are reading this article from your mobile device, you know what we are taking about! The rapid rise of cloud computing, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy in organizations caused the need for enterprise mobility. Employees bring their own devices to work and they store a lot of enterprise information on their devices. For example, employees take notes during meetings in “Evernote” or use Dropbox to share documents with other employees. This is all part of the mobile connectivity growth that people witness in corporate firms. Most companies are aware of this mobile revolution and they try to cope with the demand for mobility at work. They are working overtime to come up with strategies to effectively handle the security of mobile devices, mobile apps and data for increased productivity at work. So, let’s take a look at The benefits of enterprise mobility, Why you need an enterprise mobile strategy, and The steps for formulating a full proof strategy. The Benefits of Enterprise Mobility It gives you instant access to official emails, documents, etc. on your mobile device. You also gain the ability to communicate via email from anywhere and at any time. It increases the productivity of the work done. This is done through your employees make the optimal use of office travel time to carry out office tasks. It allows you to handle more business through better interactions with your customers. This is because the...

Why use Drupal for Enterprise Content Management

According to Fulcrum Research, 80% of enterprise content is unstructured. This challenges the corporate world to deal with a huge repository of unstructured content and convert it into a meaningful resource. The answer is a robust, efficient, and scalable Enterprise Content Management System. Choosing the right ECM for your business largely depends on answering questions like “How will you troubleshoot it?” and “How will it help your business?” The ECM Market is flooded with CMS solutions. Among so many options, several companies continue to prefer Drupal. You must be wondering what made Drupal reach this enviable popularity. So let’s take a look at those reasons. Versatility Drupal’s versatility makes it a reliable CMS in many ways. Presentation Layer – It has a very convenient presentation layer for easy and enjoyable authoring with the help of built-in integration. Drupal 8 provides a WYSIWYG-based, integrated editor that comes in very handy to create content rapidly. Multi-Channel Delivery – Drupal’s multi-channel delivery is an ideal feature to reach out to customers with a variety of devices. You can preview the content for any device such as a smartphone and optimize it for speed before posting it. Collaboration – Your web development team has to share content and media for better productivity. Group collaboration, management of user generated content, and handling activity streams of multiple users are some of Drupal’s best features. Language Compatibility – Your Drupal managed application provides the facility to download content translations for about 100 global languages. It also allows you to hide or display the content according to the language being used, giving you a responsive web design. Seamless Ecommerce Integration – Drupal allows...

iOS 8 for Enterprises

In his keynote session at WWDC 2014, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi called iOS 8 ‘a huge hit in the enterprise’. And noting the features that iOS 8 brings with itself for the enterprise, Mr. Craig’s statement is hundred percent true. The new iOS 8 features will make this operating system loved by business users and IT firms. Here are some of the features that will matter to the enterprise audience: Device Enrollment Program: Announced couple of months back, the Device Enrollment Program is available in iOS 8. The program will allow companies to issue its employees iPhones or iPads that are automatically set up with corporate apps, security policies, company policies, etc. Security for individual messages: Per message S/MIME will allow companies to virtually sign and encrypt a message, so that the person who receives it knows from where he/she has received the message. Passcode Protection: iOS 8 brings with itself expanded data protection with its passcode protection feature. This feature will allow the enterprises to password-protect all the major data types such as Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Messages, Notes, Reminders as well as third-party apps. VIP Thread: With the new iOS 8, employees can mark an email thread as VIP. So everytime someone responds to the mail, it will show up on the lock screen. Hand-off: This new feature gives you the liberty to start a presentation on an iPhone or an iPad and finish it on a Mac. You can transfer documents from an iPhone to a Mac using AirDrop even without an Internet connection. Better manage books and PDFs: Now you can...