Case study: Unlock the value of enterprise mobility


Gigaom

The impetus for creating a Cisco enterprise app store traces back to Dec. 2009, when the senior VP of global operations decided he needed to overcome frustrations with the sales workflow process. Cisco took advantage of the already popular bring-your-own-device policy (or BYOD) in the spring of 2010 and developed a mobile app to overcome the workflow problem. Other sales productivity apps soon followed, but the company lacked a secure way to distribute them and needed to find a solution quickly. With key factors such as time-to-market, security and adoption rates, Cisco conducted a search for a mobility vendor that focused primarily on the application life cycle.

Cisco selected Apperian and within three months, 1,700 iOS users were downloading apps from their custom branded app store, and by the end of that year Cisco announced support for Android devices. By the summer of 2012, the store boasted over 9,000 subscribers…

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