Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Aug 8-12
In this week's wrap up: Why function trumps form when it comes to enterprise mobile apps. While workers on the move are more productive with mobile apps, it opens up greater security risks. And Appthority's latest Enterprise Mobile Threat report pinpoints threats to the Android platform.
Why in enterprise mobile apps, function trumps form
Although many app designers and consumers maintain that mobile apps should be good looking and easy to use, it’s important to not overlook the fact that performance can greatly impact how an app is received. Most users will uninstall non-performant apps without hesitation. So although user interface is an important component to mobile apps, ensuring fast performance is the best way for an app to stay relevant.
How analytics can help boost mobile security and productivity
Workers on the move that have access to company data via mobile tend to be more productive. But what happens when you open up access is that you expose yourself to greater security risks. Ensuring that workers are easily able to access data in a streamline way is essential in maintaining those productivity gains.
The path to faster enterprise mobile app deployment
As demand for mobile apps increases in business, so too does the need to quickly deliver mobile solutions. There are several approaches an organization may take in doing so: they can reuse content or take advantage of a number of mobile app services, and they can also make mobile apps a big priority to accelerate development.
Appthority Latest Enterprise Mobile Threat Update
With mobile continually being integrated into business process, what you can see is that mobile threats evolve in an attempt to overcome security measures. This year Appthority has pin-pointed a number of threats on the Android platform. They’ve also found that faster review times for iOS apps has not correlated with greater security for the Apple platform.
What citizen developers should know about mobile security
With the advent of simple mobile app design studios, sometimes referred to as RMAD (Rapid Mobile App Development), non-developers are able to design and create mobile apps for business quickly. Developers have always had security as top of mind, but for someone who hasn’t worked exclusively on mobile app development, security may not be a big concern. “Citizen Developers” should familiarize themselves with common security best practices to ensure they protect company data.