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Honey, I shrunk the app: Micro apps herald new age of mobile dev
Applications built decades ago weren't meant for today's mobile workflows. That's why mobile application development platforms are evolving to take into account the data users need from those legacy systems. Developers can create micro apps, which serve single purposes and pull in information from back-end databases. This month's cover story explores the tools behind micro apps and how applications have evolved from the complex beasts they once were.
But as organizations turn their attention to micro apps for mobile devices, they must also consider offering unified workspaces to users across different endpoints and OSes. One columnist discusses this trend, while another provides some tips for eliminating common mobile strategy roadblocks. Also in this issue, expert Gabe Knuth gives an overview of user experience monitoring for virtual desktops. And the Device Spotlight shines on Lenovo's ThinkPad X270.
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Features in this issue
Providing remote customer support can be a challenge for organizations of any size. But there's an app for that -- which one software provider put to good use.
When it comes to user experience monitoring for VDI, IT has a choice between an agent-based or a virtual user-based approach. Each one has its pros and cons.
Get to know the Lenovo ThinkPad X270, including its optional processor choices, the ThinkPad pointing stick and its extended battery life.
As long as there are mobile devices, there will always be security risks for organizations to face. Four IT professionals share what they think the worst issues are today.
News in this issue
Tiny is trending, whether it comes to houses or mobile app development. Many organizations are trying customizable, single-purpose micro apps on for size.
Columns in this issue
Users work with a host of different devices these days, and IT must manage them all. Unified workspaces can help, but they can introduce some complexity as well.
Mobile initiatives are bound to fail if organizations don't look before they leap. Defining a business strategy is a crucial step in the app development and deployment process.