Simplifying Mobile App Management, Distribution and Integration

Leading secure mobility solution provider Good Technology has announced a simpler way for users to access their corporate-approved apps, and for IT to cost-effectively deliver new corporate apps and updates to the workforce.

Good is ushering in the next generation of mobile application management (MAM), providing one-tap access to an enterprise app store through Good Launcher, which is now integrated into Good apps for enhanced productivity. New additions to the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform provide simplified management of Good-secured apps and mobile workflows.

As organisations move beyond first-generation enterprise mobility management (EMM) and look to deploy apps, many find that device management-only approaches lack easy management, distribution and monitoring of business apps.

With integrated features within the Good Dynamics Platform, Good provides investment protection as IT adds MAM capabilities, without having to replace infrastructure or receive additional training.

"Apps drive mobile business transformation, and a fully integrated EMM platform that is tailored to both users' and IT's needs is critical for adoption," said John Herrema, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Good Technology. "With this next generation enterprise app store, Good is making the process of finding, accessing and managing mobile apps easier for both users and IT."

Many organisations have deployed enterprise app stores to provide a single place to distribute and manage corporate mobile apps. However, it can often be challenging and expensive to educate users, and even those users who are aware may visit infrequently.

Good Technology is aiming to deliver direct access to the enterprise app store from Good Work, Good Access, Good Connect, and Good for Salesforce1 via Good Launcher, enabling increased app adoption and greater ROI. IT can provide visibility to any Good-secured app as well as any IT-approved enterprise app. Using Good Launcher, users can also quickly transition between apps and into contextual workflows, allowing them to achieve greater productivity between apps.

In addition to this, Good has also announced mobile service management (MSM) services with app server monitoring and management, for greater reliability and faster problem resolution. As organisations continue to mobilise apps, they require capabilities to provide service levels similar to a desktop experience. Similarly, they need to extend desktop applications such as Microsoft to all mobile devices. To support these demands, Good recently announced Dynamics CRM for Good, as well as support for OneDrive for Business, in addition to Exchange, hosted Exchange, Office 365, and SharePoint in both cloud-hosted and on premise architectures.

Maribel Lopez, Principal and Founder of Lopez Research explained, "The next generation of EMM is centred on the growth and management of apps. For organisations to maintain success with Enterprise Mobility, they need to move beyond managing devices and consider how to effectively develop, distribute, and manage content, apps and access."