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Creating and maintaining a corporate app store: Strategies for success

Learn about the benefits and challenges of running an in-house corporate app store in this comprehensive collection of tips, expert answers and valuable terminology.

It's no secret: Online application stores have become a huge part of the consumer IT economy. Now many businesses are considering building their own in-house stores to make approved applications available to their employees, partners and customers. In fact, by 2017, about 25 of all companies will deploy corporate app stores, according to a survey by research firm Gartner Inc.

But reaping the rewards of an in-house app store requires careful planning and constant maintenance. This guide offers expert advice for launching an in-house app store that works for business managers, IT teams and end users alike.

Planning your app store

1. Building a corporate application store

Is a corporate application store right for your organization? Read on to find out if an app store would be beneficial and then find out the steps you need to take from there. This section delves into the decision-making processes, deployment streamlining tips and budgeting ideas.

Maintaining app stores

2. App stores: Maintenance, users and corporate progress

Learn how corporations have maintained application stores in this section. App vendors and users share status updates on how the app stores have worked this far, how well users are fairing and what the future holds for corporate apps.

Corporate app terms

3. About corporate app stores

Learn some common and not so common terms that revolve around corporate application stores. Find out about vendors and technologies in this glossary section.