Hewlett-Packard has announced the launch from the HP Access Catalog, a company application store which aims to “transform the way in which enterprises deliver services towards the mobile workforce.”
The shop leverages HTML5 technology and it is integrated using the SAML 2. language to include security in addition to mix-platform versatility.
Dragan Milanovich, VP of HP Web Services, described to Enterprise AppsTech the grouping technology of SAML which enables certain employees on certain devices to determine content.
“The idea behind the catalogue would be to attach it towards the identity mechanism that’s available and produce the very best of breed for application stores,” he explains. “For example a company can submit an application which goes to the finance people, and just what we’ll do is distribute it all over the world via CDN, and also have a back finish authorisation mechanism to make certain that access is just towards the appropriate people.
“So the things they get is definitely an enterprise catalogue, what they get is an extremely consumer-like experience that does not have the type of features you aren’t thinking about, that’s real simple to use,Inches he adds.
Due to the HTML5 technology, Milanovich notes the way the product will keep the enterprise’s branding but still contain better of breed features.
“We’ve become great feedback,” he explains. “What [customers] are searching for is a means of being able to access, for instance, information, in addition to applications and which makes it simple to use.Inches
The compatibility with HTML5 again helps when searching in the supported platforms, presently only android and ios.
Milanovich states that legacy BlackBerry is “a small question mark”, but anything else is “fairly straightforward”, on mobile and desktop.
“Because of HTML5 we are able to handle all of the desktops using a browser,” he notes. “So whether you’re running IE, Chrome or Firefox we really run exactly the same code there.
“The awesome factor concerning the application store is you are able to submit the executables for Home windows in addition to iOS. Should you undergo your desktop and also you feel the browser you are able to really install applications on iOS or Android.
“So what it really does is provide the worker the opportunity to really manage their cellular devices as well as their desktop simultaneously using their desktop, after which operate everything from the mobile phone when they have to.Inches
For Milanovich, the consumerisation from it is one thing that can’t be overlooked for vendors.
“What’s happened is the fact that [CIOs] want control what devices they’re seeing, what they’re finding [is] workers are getting within their home iPads, copying all of the presentations, wearing them an iPad after which heading out and meeting customers with this,Inches explains Milanovich.
“So I believe there is a huge have to allow individuals to use what they’re really accustomed to, and that i don’t think there is a choice.
“I think an excellent method to attack the issue is the entire application store concept, because individuals are utilized to it plus they learn how to operate it.”
HP therefore sees the HTML5-enabled Access Catalog his or her bet to tackle BYOD. “What we’re really doing is enabling individuals to make different decisions,” he adds. “They could make native decisions or HTML5 and we’ll have the ability to support each of them.Inches