Are Your Mobile Apps Ready for 2.0?

Published on: August 19, 2014

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Mobile apps are a great way for enterprises to connect with customers and empower a distributed workforce. But behind the scenes, the mobile app development process can be stressful, driven by industry competition and tight timelines. We’ve seen this quick-to-develop, quick-to-deploy approach lead to many apps that don’t move beyond version 1.0. Of those that do, many encounter quickly mounting expenses and inflexibility when meeting …
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Credit Unions: Capitalize on Mobile Banking Apps

Published on: August 12, 2014

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Smartphones and mobile apps have become an integral part of everyday life. Consumers expect most businesses and organizations they deal with to provide convenience and utility through apps they can access at any time from their phones. Banking apps are a prime example of this. It wasn’t too long ago that a banking app that simply showed account balances and ATM locations was considered a …
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Oops, I Failed To Mention… The BYOD Security Risks You Never Hear About

Published on: August 5, 2014

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Gartner, Inc. recently shared the results of a 2013 survey about BYOD trends highlighting the lack of concern many consumers show about device security in the workplace. From a pool of 995 business users in the United States, roughly 25 percent of those surveyed reported having a security issue with their mobile devices, but only 27 percent of the respondents “felt obliged to report this …
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Top 8 Benefits of Mobile Applications for the Energy Industry

Published on: July 29, 2014

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Back in 2012, Exxon-Mobil released The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 report, which laid out some of the things to expect in the energy industry for the next 25 years. Though the report was published two years ago, its forecasting remains accurate. One of the report’s big predictions involved natural gas and its sudden growth. Rapid advancements in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal …
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Snapchat Probation Raises Mobile App Security Concerns

Published on: July 22, 2014

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The popular mobile app Snapchat settled a lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this year after being accused of deceiving its users. Snapchat promises its users secure image and video sharing; you can send images and videos through the app without worrying about them being saved or shared, because the files “disappear forever” within 10 seconds or less. Apparently, the app isn’t nearly …
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No Mobile App is an Island

Published on: July 15, 2014

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Just like man, no mobile enterprise app is an island. Chances are, your organization plans to roll out additional apps in the future, or perhaps another department already has one (or three) in development. When building a mobile enterprise app, it’s easy to focus only on the project at-hand, particularly if deadlines are short. But it’s important to think of future apps your team might …
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Anticipate Success – Ensure Your Mobile App Can Grow with You

Published on: July 10, 2014

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Success can be a double-edged sword when it comes to enterprise mobile apps. Growth is good – and expected – but high adoption rates can put a strain on servers and back-end systems. This growing pressure can prevent the roll out of successive versions, which can stall app development for good. To ensure this “champagne problem” doesn’t plague your organization, it’s vital to anticipate these …
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Ask the Right Questions to Ensure Data Security

Published on: July 8, 2014

What was your high school mascot? What was the make & model of your first car? What’s the name of the street you grew up on? When you think about “security questions,” these are likely the type that come to mind – a few gatekeeping questions to get back into a website when you’ve forgotten your password. But “security questions” mean something entirely different to …
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4 Mobile App Governance Questions to Include in an RFP

Published on: June 30, 2014

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As enterprises grow, so, too, does the number of apps they develop. And while this growth is good, it can often lead to unmanageable apps and headaches for the IT departments tasked with securing and governing them. For example, changes in policy or a company merger and acquisition might require a new Active in the authentication process. Better developing, securing and governing apps can be …
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If You Build It, They Will Come

Published on: June 25, 2014

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“If you build it, they will come.” As one of the most iconic movie lines from the late 1980s, this philosophy is often applied to mobile app development. But as many of us know, availability of an app doesn’t guarantee its success. We’ve all seen companies launch apps that promise to deliver dramatically increased employee productivity, only to find numerous limitations holding them back in …
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