The Impact of App Stores on Your Application Strategy


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A sleek, well-stocked app store is a prerequisite for success in today's consumer mobile device market. IT leaders looking to replicate the app store experience for enterprise applications must first consider the impact to their application strategy.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Potential Risks and Challenges in Delivering an App Store
    • Four Steps to Incorporating an Enterprise App Store Into Your Strategy
      • Step No. 1: Clearly Understand the Business Justification for an App Store
      • Step No. 2: Set and Rigorously Manage Employee Expectations
      • Step No. 3: Define the Appropriate Scope for Your App Store
      • Step No. 4: Understand the Impact of the App Store Delivery Model on Your App Governance Processes
    • Technology Is Emerging to Deliver Enterprise App Stores
    • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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