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Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
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User Rank: Apprentice
1/3/2012 | 5:33:43 PM
re: Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Interesting Article...Within my organization we look at this on a regular basis and we tend to lump what to mobilize into 2 Categories what is canned and what is custom/proprietary.

As it relates to Canned, we tend to look to the vendor for a portal or tool, whats interesting now is this is an criteria point as we evaluate applications. What tends to happened is the org is needing from a user is a decision typically in a workflow, like purchasing and the user is wanting data, emails, calendar, KPI and there tends to some good solutions available, with limited security at this point.

For Custom/proprietary I believe this article does reflect accurately the decisions that need to be weighted.
User Rank: Apprentice
1/9/2012 | 6:18:26 PM
re: Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
The points in your article are an accurate reflection of the complexities of the mobile landscape and subsequent difficulties organizations face when looking to implement business-to-employee (B2E) mobile solutions. In my opinion, the how question is the most important issue to address. With over 9,000 devices on the market today, and more employees bringing their own devices to work, what is the best way for organizations to seamlessly generate applications that provide superior user interface and experience? In order to eliminate the worry, I suggest application developers use a platform that enables them to create optimized applications for any device, operating system or browser using a single code base. This means that all employees are served with an optimized application regardless of whether they have an Apple, Blackberry or Android device. It also allows the organization to focus on its business while ensuring faster time to market and lower development costs.

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