Want more control? The app store has it.

first_imgEnter BYOA—or Bring Your Own AppUsers are now upping the ante on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) by downloading apps that may or may not be IT-approved. It’s known as Bring Your Own App (BYOA), and it’s here to stay. It’s also risky. According to some TechTarget data I saw yesterday, IT orgs are much less likely to trust business data and services built for consumer applications than they are to support BYOD hardware. Managing the Changing IT Landscape: App Stores in the EnterpriseI’ve talked a bit about consumerization strategy in a recent blog post, and by default, a huge part of success involves change. As consumer trends continue to drive their way into the business world, change abounds. The latest? App stores in the enterprise. I think we’re going to see more and more app stores cropping up as this gains traction. In fact, I recently learned about the Microsoft* Application Acceleration program, which builds on the rapidly increasing number of business- and industry-specific applications available on the Windows* 8 operating system. According to a recent Forbes article, “With nearly two million apps in the Apple and Google* app stores alone, it’s nearly impossible for businesses to ensure the security and appropriateness of every app that an employee might download on a corporate or employee-owned device”. The good news? App stores are a huge opportunity for IT to gain greater control—whether it’s through software installations, role-based app delivery, licensing, or regulatory compliance. Does your organization have an app store, or are you considering one? Do you think it will give IT greater control? Chris @chris_p_intel#Consumerization #enterpriseappstorelast_img

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