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So many ways to deliver applications, so little time
In lieu of installing all apps directly on users' desktops and mobile devices, IT has a plethora of options to deliver applications -- desktop and application virtualization, desktop as a service, web apps and hybrid strategies. Each method comes with advantages and drawbacks when it comes to security, compatibility, cost and development complexity. This month's cover story of Access magazine delves into these issues to help you figure out what's best for your different applications.
In a column, our enterprise desktop expert explains when it's better to deliver full desktops versus single applications. And along with determining how to deliver applications, it's critical to focus on the back-end infrastructure. Another column this month explores what to consider for the third-party systems behind mobile specifically. The Deep Dive looks at mobile threat detection technology and why it hasn't reached critical mass yet. Finally, the new App Spotlight shines on Slack, a growing option for enterprise collaboration.
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Features in this issue
Sears Home Services needed to find a better way for its technicians to collaborate on complex repairs. GoToAssist Seeit has boosted worker productivity and customer service.
Slack Enterprise Grid puts the emphasis on large organizations by giving IT a central location to deploy and customize settings for multiple teams at once.
EMM configurations can help safeguard the enterprise from attacks, but mobile threat detection tools take a different approach to actively pinpoint security issues.
Mobile technology has changed the business world forever. Four IT pros discuss how it's informed their work and personal lives today and will continue to do so in the future.
News in this issue
Web apps, virtualization and desktop as a service are just a few of the application delivery methods IT can choose. Admins should stay flexible when sorting through the options.
Columns in this issue
IT admins have to decide between delivering full virtual desktops or virtual apps. Once they decide that, there's still the question of choosing on-premises or cloud-based.
Mobile users demand data access anytime, anywhere, and organizations are pressed to provide it. Don't forget about the third-party systems that allow this access in the first place.