15 points to look for in your Enterprise Mobile Application Platform

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Point 1 - What are the multiple points of engagement supported? (Cross platform support)
Traditionally, web and desktop applications are major points of engagement.
With explosive growth, smartphones have become key points of strategic engagement.

Point 2 - Can a single code base support various points of engagement? (Write once, run everywhere)

Point 3 - Does it need an expansion in the IT team?

Point 4 - How much of present IT skill set can be used? (Knowledge and training)
Enterprises have existing IT skill sets.
The platform should facilitate easy understanding and draw extensions from present skill set.

Point 5 - Can internal systems be connected and deliver content onto the mobile in a user friendly way?
The platform should enable enterprises increase ROI on existing systems through mobile-enabling.

Point 6 - Does the platform securely mobile enable new initiatives and existing systems?

Point 7 - Can the mobile data security be ensured with operations such as remote wipes?
Enterprise data on a mobile app is physically out of reach from the IT administrator.
The platform should ensure security with advanced operations such as remote wiping.

Point 8 - Can the mobile apps be managed based on users and policies?
Within enterprises, there are many people and multiple roles involved with different business needs.
The platform should enable the enterprise to deploy apps based on user-role relationship and manage them through policies.

Point 9 - Can the solution be installed on premise or a private cloud?
The platform should provide enterprises with different deployment strategies which suit the business and infrastructure needs of the enterprise.

Point 10 - Can new initiatives be delivered using the same platform?
The platform should facilitate new mobile initiatives for the enterprise easily.

Point 11 - Are the apps developed using the platform app store-ready?
The platform should enable enterprises to deploy their apps through public app stores.

Point 12 - Can apps be published through a private enterprise app store?
The platform should enable enterprises avoid the public app store approach to deploy apps through private channels.

Point 13 - Can multiple apps be deployed through the platform?
The platform should provide easy modes to build, deploy and manage multiple apps across different users & roles.

Point 14 - Can updates to apps be rolled out quickly?
The platform should provide ways to update deployed apps without disturbing the end user.

Point 15 - Can Enterprise Mobility initiatives be monitored from a dashboard?
Enterprise should get a complete view of all apps, users, devices and business analytics from their mobile initiatives.

Find out answers to these questions in our blog
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Use it to accelerate decisions and execution in your Enterprise mobility strategy.

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15 points to look for in your Enterprise Mobile Application Platform

  1. 1. points to look for in your enterprisemobile application platform15
  2. 2. What are the multiple points of engagementsupported? (Cross platform support)1Traditionally, desktop applications and web applications are major pointsof engagement.With the explosive growth in smartphone adoption and usage,smartphones have become key points of strategic engagement.
  3. 3. Can a single code base support various points ofengagement? (Write once, run everywhere)2
  4. 4. Does it need an expansion in the IT team?3Enterprises have in-house IT teams which enable enterprisetechnology support.Specific mobile skills such as Android, iOS, etc. are needed formobile apps.Does the IT team need to recruit members for specific skillsets?
  5. 5. How much of present IT skill set can be used?(Knowledge and training)4Enterprises have existing IT skill sets like rich web application skills.These skill sets should be used for development of mobile apps withoutspending too much time/effort on understanding new technology.The platform should facilitate easy understanding and draw extensionsfrom existing IT skill set.
  6. 6. Can internal systems be connected and delivercontent onto the mobile in a user friendly way?5Enterprise ResourcePlanningBusiness ProcessManagementCustomer RelationshipManagementLegacyprocessesHuman ResourceManagementSupply ChainManagementEnterprises have invested on different systems to deliver differentbusiness needs, as below. The platform should enable enterprisesincrease their ROI on such systems by mobile-enabling them.
  7. 7. Does the platform securely mobileenable new initiatives and existing systems?6
  8. 8. Can the mobile data security be ensuredwith operations such as remote wipes?7Enterprise data residing on a mobile app is physically out of reach fromthe IT administrator.The IT administrator should have the ability to remotely wipe enterprisedata the mobile app.The platform should enable the IT administrator with advanced securityoperations
  9. 9. Can the mobile apps be managed basedon users and policies?8Within enterprises, there are many people and multiple roles involved. Eachperson/role have different business needs. The mobile app deployed to eachuser is determined by the role/person. (For e.g. A Sales Manager isdifferent from a Project Engineer)The IT Admin should be able to manage the control level of each app basedon certain policy requirements.The platform should enable the enterprise to deploy apps based on user-role relationship and manage them through policies.
  10. 10. Can the solution be installed on premiseor a private cloud?9Enterprises choose whether the platform should be hosted on premise, oron a private cloud or on a public cloud.The platform should provide enterprises with different deploymentstrategies which suit the business and infrastructure needs of theenterprise.
  11. 11. Can new initiatives be deliveredusing the same platform?10Innovations in the enterprise directly translate into business scenarios thatneed to be mobile-enabled.The platform should facilitate new mobile initiatives for the enterprise easily.
  12. 12. Are the apps developed using theplatform app store-ready?(Google Play, Apple App Store, etc)11The platform should enable enterprises to deploy their apps publicly. This isdone through public app stores such as Apple App Store, Google play, etc.
  13. 13. Can apps be published througha private enterprise app store?12Enterprises choose whether a mobile app should be made publicly availableor for internal teams only.The platform should enable enterprises avoid the public app store approachto deploy apps to their users.
  14. 14. Can multiple apps be deployedthrough the platform?13Within an enterprise, there are multiple roles and people involved. Eachrole/person have different business responsibilities.The platform should provide easy modes to build, deploy and managemultiple apps across users.
  15. 15. Can updates to apps be rolled out quickly?14As enterprises, changes to existing business scenarios happen very rapidly.The platform should provide ways to update deployed apps without disturbingthe end user.
  16. 16. Can Enterprise Mobility initiativesbe monitored from a dashboard?15Enterprise should get a complete view of all apps, users, devicesand business analytics from their mobile initiatives.
  17. 17. Find out answers to these questions and more in our blog posthttp://blog.cloudpact.com/2013/06/choosing-your-enterprise-mobile.htmlUse it to accelerate decisions and execution in your Enterprisemobility strategy.
  18. 18. Click link to view the original blog posthttp://blog.cloudpact.com/2013/06/15-points-to-look-for-in-your.html
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