10 Reasons Mobile App Stores Still Aren't Ideal For Companies

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    Don Reisinger

1. Too Much Entertainment

1. Too Much Entertainment

Whenever a person spends some time sifting through all the programs available in either Apple's App Store or the Android Market, they quickly come to one conclusion: it's filled with entertainment applications and games. For consumers, that might be a good thing. But for the average company that's trying to maintain productivity, it's a huge concern.
The mobile space is heating up. As more and more devices, including smartphones and tablets, join the fray, wireless carriers are making more money, vendors are generating boatloads of revenue, and consumers are getting excited to see what's next. The mobile market is arguably the hottest sector of the industry right now. And by the looks of things, it doesn't seem like that will be changing anytime soon. But for the enterprise, the mobile space-while extremely important-is a bit of a conundrum. IT decision-makers are fully aware that they need to accept that the mobile market is changing and adapt to it. But they also know that there are several potential issues in the space that could limit its effectiveness. One of those issues is the popularity of mobile app stores. Mobile applications are all the rage in the consumer space. But for the enterprise, they pose several issues that potentially block productivity and offer limited usability to the average employee. Simply put, mobile app stores still aren't ideal for the enterprise. Here we take a look at some of the reasons why.
This article was originally published on 2010-12-14
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.