Cloud Based App Management
Enterprise computing is changing: the traditional PC is being delivered using various form factors. Many apps are moving to the cloud. End users want to use their preferred computing device on the job. Perhaps what is changing most are users' expectations: "Why is it so easy to customize my computer at home yet so hard at work?"
Faced with this, IT continues to struggle with basic problems: How to continuously update deployed apps and prevent vulnerabilities? How to enable end-user flexibility and choice in computing without overloading IT? How to enable end users to take advantage of company assets, such as apps and e-books, on their devices?
To manage these challenges, some IT departments try to leverage traditional Systems Management technologies to solve them. But those technologies are complex and inflexible, and they don’t support the variety of use cases that a consumerized computing environment poses. Too often "the cure seems worse than the illness."
While pondering this challenge, we were struck by how Apple is able to manage millions of apps on millions of devices using its App Store technology. We wondered: If Apple can successfully manage such a complex matrix, why can't an IT department use a similar technology to manage a few hundred apps on a few thousand devices?
With that in mind we created what we call an "IT-managed app store" enabling IT to manage a multitude of apps on a variety of devices while providing end users with a familiar app store-like user interface for the software they need and want.
How does it work? We enable IT to manage apps to deploy apps to company owned and non company owned devices. Software updates are automatically pushed to user devices. Further IT can publish apps to end-users who can then have the familiar, satisfying app store experience. Want to install an app to your computer? Just click and install - even if your computer is locked down.
Our solution to the IT challenge is innovative and proven. Best of all, it’s cloud-based, which means you can deploy it without having to bring in "yet another piece of software.”
Why not give it a whirl?