Inside Intel IT: Supporting BYOD with Enterprise Mobile Apps

As businesses welcome consumer devices to the office, IT's understanding of how to support these devices is ever-evolving. And while many businesses already develop apps compatible for a variety of different browsers, consumerization and mobility trends also dictate that enterprise developers need to extend compatibility to include new OS versions and mobile form factors. In the blog below, I invite you to learn more about Intel's own IT department's approach for developing enterprise mobile apps.

Intel IT created a mobile application development framework that includes a set of specific capabilities, tools, and resources that together enable mobile applications to be successfully planned, developed, and launched. This framework augments Intel’s existing approach to traditional IT projects and standards while also fully supporting mobile application development.

The mobile application development framework is designed to outline development options, provide guidance on choosing which options and approaches to use, encourage use of a governance process, deliver the technical IT building blocks required, and provide structure and assistance in using those building blocks.

By using the framework, projects can better adhere to standards and best practices, helping to deploy applications faster and thereby helping to increase business velocity.

The mobile application development framework provides the following:

  • Guidance documentation. Offers technical and project management tasks to help project managers and developers understand how mobile applications differ from traditional applications.
  • Enabling capabilities. Includes new infrastructure building blocks that enable mobile devices to connect to the enterprise services and the applications running on them to take advantage of network resources.
  • Supporting resources. Provides access to various groups and resources that can help navigate the unique aspects of developing for the mobile environment. Examples include specialist developers who can provide assistance with mobile application development, external suppliers, and engineering roadmaps and hardware for testing.

See the full white paper on Intel's mobile application development framework here.

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