Bringing the App Economy to Enterprise IT
The word 'app' conjures images of mobile phones, tablets and app stores. In the enterprise, however, software applications perform business process management, batch transactions, application integration and much more. For example, a business-to-business integration app without a user interface is still an app. So how can we apply app best practices including single-purpose scope, indirect developer channels, delegated authorization and reuse to software in the enterprise?
In this webcast, Brian Mulloy and Kevin Swiber expanded the popular meaning of apps to explore emerging patterns of IT best practices. The discussion included:
- How to bring lessons of the app economy to the enterprise: security, reuse, composability
- App patterns: machine-to-machine, business-to-business, mobile
- Developer types: internal, partner, open