Who’s In Charge Of The Mobile App Lifecycle?

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 01/08/2018
Mobile Apps

That beautiful, state-of-the-art sports car sitting in the driveway may look nice, but it’s only as good as the engine and mechanics under the hood. And so it goes for enterprise mobility and mobilizing legacy applications for the workforce.

Employees – whether in a BYOD or COPE environment – can have the latest and greatest mobile device the market has to offer, but without the proper applications to support those workers and their processes, that smart phone, tablet, or laptop is merely a paperweight.

So, who’s in charge of the mobile application lifecycle? What do application managers need to determine for their enterprise’s workforce to succeed with a mobile platform?

See related: 7 Key Phases of Mobile Application Lifecycle Management

The enterprise mobile application world is essentially split down three roads: full backend mobile application development from a solution provider; rapid mobile application development from a solution provider; and in-house enterprise application development.

Each comes with their own challenges, be they time to market, budget, complexity, and so on. Once those issues are solved, the actual mobile app design, development, deployment, and management is now an entirely new ballgame – and responsibility – for the mobile team. IT administrators need to ensure each mobile application is properly managed and continuously tested for efficiency and security.

See related: IBM, AT&T Partner To Enhance Apps In 15 Countries

Because of those challenges that need addressing, Enterprise Mobility Exchange will be hosting a Webinar Week, spanning five days, from March 26 to March 30, with a live, online event each day. The theme is focused on enterprise apps, and each day offers a separate sub topic on the subject. They include:

Monday, March 26: Faulty Foundation: Killing Complexity of Enterprise Apps
The design and development of enterprise apps is costly in terms of time and money, but for what? An overly complex app that is abandoned within weeks of deployment? It’s time to kill the complexity associated with creating enterprise apps.
Tuesday, March 27: The Codeless Future Of Mobile Apps
What happens when power goes to the people? In the world of apps, it means citizen developers can now build upon low and no code systems to enable better workflows and processes – all with the swipe of a finger.
Wednesday, March 28: Yes, MAM: The Importance Of App Management
SMBs and enterprises alike are utilizing dozens of internal apps for various lines of business. With that in mind, it’s crucial that IT administrators have the ability to manage those entry points and seamlessly update and patch via management system.
Thursday, March 29: Controlling The Mobile App Lifecycle From Start To Finish
From inception to end-of-life, the mobile app lifecycle needs to be nurtured throughout the process, no matter how long. What are the key phases of the mobile app lifecycle, and how can enterprises ensure they’re controlling it from start to finish?
Friday, March 30: Finding App ROI Through Time And Money
The better the technology, the more efficient the workflow. When time is money, mobile applications can be the single best solution for an enterprise looking to save both. Understanding which lines of business can most benefit from app abilities is the first step on the path to mobile success.

Each webinar will feature an end user tasked with overseeing, managing, and securing mobile applications in their enterprise. Each individual webinar event is open for sponsorship opportunities as well. To learn more about partnering with Enterprise Mobility Exchange on this week-long event, email Dorene Rettas at Dorene.Rettas@EnterpriseMobilityExchange.com

Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt