MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Partnerpedia today announced that the Enterprise AppZone product is uniquely positioned to help deal with the challenges of procuring and managing mobile apps in the educational market.
With the rapid adoption of tablets and mobile apps in education, the challenges of effectively managing that environment is becoming a daunting task. Not only is there a need to support BYOD policies, but the concept of shared devices also present a problem since no single user owns the device or the app.
"Mobile devices and apps are an excellent way to enhance the educational process for teachers and students," said Nancy Williams, Business Analyst at Rapid City Area Schools. "Since the tablets are owned by the district and are shared among students, we need the ability to manage apps based on device profiles, not simply by user."
When it comes to app procurement, many schools are looking to purchase apps rather than build it themselves. The problem, however, is that consumer app stores are simply not suited for organizational procurement and license management.
“In addition to a shared device environment, schools have strict guidelines as to how they track and manage app licenses when purchased with public or organizational funds,” said Sam Liu, VP of Marketing at Partnerpedia. “However, consumer app stores are not suited for this task since license ownership typically goes to the individual and not the organization.”
So, what is the solution?
Enterprise AppZone is a SaaS offering that is designed for mobile app management and procurement challenges typically faced by schools and other organizations. It supports both a user-based as well as a device-based model for the assignment of and access to mobile apps. Its simplicity and non-invasive approach avoids privacy and complexity issues commonly found with mobile device management implementations. Enterprise AppZone also offers app procurement options that support volume, PO and credit card purchases, with auditing and control over individual app licenses.
Key features for education:
Partnerpedia will be showcasing Enterprise AppZone in booth #1007 at the FETC event in Orlando on January 28-31, 2013.
The Enterprise AppZone
Enterprise AppZone offers both a private enterprise app store for the distribution and management of mobile and enterprise apps, and a curated store for the purchasing and procurement of business apps. Enterprise AppZone is available as a SaaS offering at www.enterpriseappzone.com, as well as under private label.
Partnerpedia is a leading provider of enterprise app store and marketplace solutions. Leveraging the power of mobility and cloud computing, Partnerpedia helps companies maximize business value through monetization, mobility and IT management solutions. For more information about Partnerpedia, visit www.partnerpedia.com.