We have carried out dozens of projects related to providing access to corporate websites and corporate IT systems using mobile applications. These applications are often not published on the App Store or Play Store and are not intended for widespread public use. However, employees at large organizations can bring user numbers to those expected of publically available applications. Moderation for App Store or Play Store requires significant financial investment, labour costs, and legal partnership agreements with Apple and Google, and so is not always viable. Corporate applications are often downloaded and installed on mobile phones as installation packages, a process which does not require app stores. For installation the security warning must be disabled, but as long as the source is checked there is no risk of infection by viruses or similar threats. Some companies distribute tables or phones with pre-installed software. With the help of mobile applications companies are able to carry out the following tasks: monitoring of working hours of employees, supplying electronic reports to the office, processing requests for goods and services by clients, distributing tasks between employees, invoicing, logistics, sending notifications to staff, organizing collaboration between different departments, provision of a free internal phone and text messaging service, exchange of encrypted information within teams and between departments, and many more.
Mobile applications for accessing corporate infrastructure
April 12, 2013