THINKstrategies believes IT managers and their corporate counterparts should consider building internal appstores to counteract the challenges of the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) phenomenon. A growing array of Cloud-based marketplace platforms have emerged that can make it even easier to pursue this idea and regain control over renegade end-user app purchases. The tremendous success of the Apple, Google and Amazon appstores among consumers has encouraged their business alter egos, the prosumers, to seek new business applications from the same sources, causing a ‘Bring Your Own App’ (BYOA) trend to emerge. Click here to read our views in Datamation.
Creating an in-house app store filled with approved apps that employees can easily acquire and corporate IT departments can effectively administer is a perfect response to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Bring Your Own Apps (BYOA) trend. A well-architected app store can replace the antiquated service catalogs of the past. It could provision the best apps available, monitor their usage, manage fees, and help CIOs predict further app requirements. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspective in E-Commerce Times regarding how CIOs can overcome the BYOA dilemma.