The enterprise is ripe with devices. By 2017, nearly two-thirds of enterprises in the U.S. will have adopted a mobile device management strategy. That's according to Gartner, which late last year said it expects companies to have added at least two mobile operating systems to their support responsibilities by then. It's clear -- small devices and the apps they run boost worker productivity.
And it's the apps we're interested in here. Each year CRN recognizes outstanding achievement in development of mobile apps for business with the Enterprise App Awards. Early this summer, app developers were invited to submit their latest and greatest applications for evaluation by CRN editors. Selections were based on functionality, suitability to task, ease of use and innovation, as well as the potential value to solution providers, their customers and the market in general. This year, editors narrowed the scores of submissions down to five. CRN awards Appys in the categories of communication, administration, information access and management, contact management and productivity.