The issues that organizations are facing in the area of software lifecycle management that are causing them to consider a corporate app store to help them better manage and control their software assets include:
Increasing diversity of devices connecting to the corporate network
The diversifying IT landscape, whilst great news for end users presents organizations, and in particular the IT department, with new problems. From coping with corporate owned mobile devices through to controlling a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, the impact this can have on managing software is immense.
The ideal of a standard endpoint device has now completely disappeared from the IT radar. Rather than trying to shoehorn their users into a one-size-fits-all approach, IT departments should seek to embrace this diversity and look to move towards unified end point management. This will enable them to more effectively control and manage their software deployment as well as improving the end user experience.