To simplify the ongoing shift toward BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) among businesses, software providers are developing mobile apps, so employees can work from their personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.
However, maintaining apps from multiple vendors can impede proper IT management. Providers such as IBM are developing integrated mobile app management solutions in addition to mobile apps. These integrated solutions allow businesses to more easily manage apps and ensure their security across their entire mobile environment.
IBM solutions include:
MobileFirst for iOS business apps combine the power of enterprise data, analytics and artificial intelligence with an elegant user experience to fundamentally redefine how employees interact, learn and connect.
IBM Client Vantage is a mobile app that pulls together blogs, videos, documentation, interactive tutorials, website links, calendars, agendas and more. It collects all this data into a digital interface, so information is easily accessible in one place.
IBM Digital Workplace as a Service enables small and midsize businesses to deliver the technology experiences their users demand. It’s a pay-as-you-go solution for device procurement and management, and collaboration and help desk services.
IBM Aspera Drive Mobile provides users with most of the functions of the Aspera Drive desktop application to remotely access and distribute large files and content quickly.
Smart Mobile for Maximo is a free app for iOS and Android that gives you remote access from your mobile device to Maximo Asset Management processes in both connected and disconnected environments. Users can completely manage tasks with secure transactions while reducing data entry errors and miscommunications.
IBM MaaS360 with Watson artificial intelligence (AI) meets unified endpoint management (UEM). UEM delivers IT and security leaders the technology needed to manage and secure smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT).
IBM Cloudant is a distributed database that is optimized for handling heavy workloads that are typical of large, fast-growing web and mobile apps.