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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Is Your Mobile App RFP Asking the Right Questions?

Published on: June 23, 2014

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Building an enterprise mobile app is tricky business. As a company that’s been in the business of mobile apps for 15 years, we know. During that time, we’ve seen so many apps become unexpected money pits because companies forget to ask the right questions during the mobile app vendor Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Too often, the Line of Business (LoB) managers are focused on …
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Akula 2.0 to Provide Enterprises More Control Over Mobile

Published on: May 20, 2014

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by Michael Guta, Mobile Security Zone The smart mobile device we carry today is much more than a communication device between people. Whether it is a smart phone or a tablet, these small computers are a gateway for introducing technology that is continually changing the world we live in. Everything from wearable technologies to the Internet of things (IoT) use mobile devices as conduits for …
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Enterprise Architects Reveal Enterprise Mobility Plans for 2014

Published on: May 8, 2014

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Despite the fact that mobility continues to be a hot topic among enterprise architects, the number of enterprise apps remains low, and using consumer app tools to develop enterprise app solutions is still common.┬áIn Q1 2014, Verivo spoke with a group of enterprise architects to get a closer look at the enterprise mobility landscape. We asked respondents questions related to their business plans for building …
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