The MAM revival – or, why MDM was never going to stand the test of time

Picture this: it’s 2008. All across the country, everyone from tech geeks to regular Joes are getting familiar with the new kid on the phone block, Apple’s iPhone.

Just as the iPhone is all the rage, so too are the apps that people are starting to get familiar with. Despite some detractors’ insistence that people don’t want their phones to be more than phones, customers are latching on quick. People are learning to love Evernote, and the New York Times app, and everything in between.

In...

By App47, 04 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Why a mobile device does not equal a mobile strategy

“There’s a difference between having mobile devices in your workplace and having a mobile strategy. You might have invested in a thousand devices. That doesn’t mean you’ve mastered mobility. What happens when the devices break? When it’s time to refresh? What about security? Covering these bases — and covering them methodically — is the difference between being a participant in the age of mobility and a leader in it.”

Those are the words of Evan Tomlin, Director of...

By App47, 13 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Five reasons why enterprises need mobile app management

By Chris Schroeder

Modern technology has taken communication to a completely new level. Today, you have devices talking to devices, hence the birth of IoT (internet of things). Since everyone is carrying a device with them today, restricting them from using those devices is impractical. The issue worsens for large enterprises where it has become unattainable to prevent employees from bringing their own devices and connecting them to organization’s private network. Mobile app management provides a...

By App47, 23 July 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Apperian unveils new password controls and single sign on in product update

Mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian has announced updates to its platform with the aim of ‘increasing the security of enterprise mobile app data without compromising usability’.

The new capabilities include supporting single sign on with Touch ID on iOS devices, supporting the OAuth authentication protocol, as well as advanced password restrictions. The password restrictions include providing administrators with granular controls around password expiration time, password history, and how...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Identity, MAM, Security.

How the enterprise machine is shaking up healthcare

The enterprise machine is the new wave of enterprise application management. Still a relatively new concept, utilizing the enterprise machine in your product lineup can help generate additional revenue and give you full control over the user experience.  

Of course, ranting and raving about the positive benefits of the enterprise machine means little if you aren’t...

By App47, 18 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

VMware teams up with Oracle for app management on its managed cloud services

VMware will manage and secure business applications built on the Oracle Managed Cloud Services platform after the two companies announced a new partnership.

Oracle will leverage application management and security through VMware AirWatch, with the end result being that organisations can manage their Oracle application suite on a single unified platform, alongside other business-critical applications and devices through VMware Workspace ONE.

“Mobilising critical business processes is at the core of both...

By James Bourne, 08 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Is it time to drop the ‘m’ in mobile application management?

For most of our life as a company, we’ve lived in the Mobile Application Management, or MAM, space. 

Not any more. 

Increasingly, we see our future as dependent on dropping the “M.” We’re not just dealing with mobile application management now. We’re dealing with application management at large. 

What this means, of course, is that companies are shifting their focus from using applications only on mobile phones to increase employee...

By App47, 25 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MAM.

Apperian argues more enterprise mobility investments focusing on bottom line

Organisations expect their enterprise mobility initiatives to go beyond business processes and employee satisfaction and impact the bottom line, according to a new piece of research from Apperian.

The study, conducted in conjunction with CITO Research which polled more than 100 mobility professionals across over 10 industries, found that almost half (43%) of respondents said increased productivity was their primary goal for an enterprise app rollout, up 20% from the previous year. More than one in five (22%)...

By James Bourne, 21 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, Research.

Arxan acquires MAM provider Apperian to enhance mobile and IoT operations

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Application security provider Arxan Technologies has announced the acquisition of mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian to help its mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) push.

Discussions between the two companies had been going on for almost a year with a plethora of options on the table, from strategic partnerships to investment, before settling on acquisition because both companies’ management “felt that there were so many synergies that the companies could maximise impact and...

By James Bourne, 11 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MAM, Security.

Highlights from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange: What type of user are you?

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A couple of weeks ago, the App47 team attended Enterprise Mobility Exchange 2016 in Las Vegas. EME is a who’s who of thought leaders in the enterprise mobility space, and is always a great opportunity for our team to talk to other businesses about what’s working, what isn’t, and what’s on the horizon in the industry.

We’d be here all day if we recapped everything we discussed at EME, so instead, we’ll focus on a...

By App47, 06 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

How Electronic Arts is working for continuous development and greater security

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Gaming house Electronic Arts (EA) will discuss its work with mobile app management (MAM) vendor Apperian and mobile app development platform (MADP) provider Red Hat Mobile at a Red Hat event later this month.

The collaboration between Apperian and Red Hat Mobile aims to combine the two companies’ technologies, with app lifecycle management to support continuous development and greater security for deploying apps. The proposed solution will also utilise a privately branded...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Why in enterprise apps you don’t have users but ‘internal customers’

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Any company that has ever been frustrated by low adoption rates of one of their enterprise apps knows just how important it is to have employee advocates. Of course, employees won’t be advocates for apps if they don’t believe the apps are worth advocating for.

Creating advocates—employees who will champion enterprise apps and boost adoption rates—is difficult, but not impossible. One way to get started on the process is to change the script: don’t think of...

By App47, 25 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Gartner’s first MAM analysis reveals an encouraging yet entangled ecosystem

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Analyst house Gartner has released an inaugural report assessing the state of mobile application management (MAM), and found an emerging yet highly complex ecosystem.

The emergence of MAM as a separate entity, after Gartner renamed its mobile device management (MDM) Magic Quadrant to enterprise mobility management (EMM) last year taking into account a wider list of...

By James Bourne, 22 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Reflections on Mobile World Congress: Enterprise apps coming to new form factors

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Even with a show as large as Mobile World Congress (MWC), with over 100,000 attendees, it was pretty clear that a lot of companies are pushing forward to win a share of two related markets; virtual reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

MWC saw a large number of VR headset announcements from Samsung, LG, HTC, Oculus, Google, Epson, Gear VR, and Fujitsu – which was specifically focused on enterprise applications. A primary driver for a somewhat global network upgrade to 5G...

By Chris Hazelton, 17 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MAM.

Apperian extends open API platform to target mobile app developers

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Mobile app management software provider Apperian is opening up its API to improve its reach and deployment options for mobile app developers.

The platform allows systems, including traditional MDM or EMM systems, corporate portals, custom-built mobile app stores and mobile app ISVs, to improve functionality by making use of Apperian’s mobile application management and security capabilities. The use of the Apperian API Platform allows organisations to boost the reach and...

By Enterprise CIO, 29 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Apperian research shows more firms pushing larger numbers of enterprise apps

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The results are in from Apperian’s latest enterprise mobility survey: demand for custom mobile apps continues to go up, while more companies are pushing larger numbers of enterprise apps to their employees.

The study, conducted by CITO Research, found largely positive developments from last year but challenges remain. The primary benefit organisations look for with their enterprise mobility program is improved business processes, as cited by 30% of respondents. Increases in...

By James Bourne, 17 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

The enterprise mobility security problem: What's going wrong?

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There’s a security problem in enterprise mobility.

Don’t believe us? Just ask other organisations trying to address security. According to a global survey of 900 IT decision makers by Gemalto, 95% of IT departments are battling with security challenges in their attempt to increase user mobility within their organisation.

And then there are the lists. You...

By App47, 06 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM, Security.

MAM deployment models for iOS: What to look for

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While we’ll leave it up to you to decide which mobile platform is best for your needs, we can say one thing: enterprises hoping to execute an MAM deployment on iOS have quite a few options.

We’ll just get right into it. As it relates to MAM deployments on iOS, there are several different ways to manage and deploy apps, all of which have their benefits and drawbacks depending on your company’s specific needs.

Internal developers

For internal developers who want to...

By App47, 22 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MAM.