Best Argument: Yes
Audience Favored: Yes (77%)
App stores offer simpicity
The plethora of devices makes it difficult for IT teams to manage their infrastructure – a far cry from the limited range in use only 10 years ago. Many enterprises have to manage complex operating systems, applications and hardware and struggle to manage software installations, updates and patches.
Enterprise app stores offer IT teams a simple way to manage their software assets but they are not right for every business. Businesses with a limited range of approved software that use virtualisation and embedded devices will find it much easier to manage their software assets and hardware devices.
Flexibility will give users the key to work effectively – but flexibility comes with a cost and potential security risk. Balancing this risk against perceived benefits whilst deciding how much the organisation is prepared to compromise security will remain a key factor when deciding to implement an enterprise app store for many years to come.
App store doesn't bring much
The app store has it's place, namely in retail.
Distribution and quality control
Eileen Brown made her case well, illustrated how enterprises need to control their app distribution and quality and overall won the argument. In addition, the crowd happens to agree with her. Matt Baxter-Reynolds had solid points, but couldn't close the gap. Eileen gets the win.