Enterprise apps have long had a reputation for being a little boring. While consumer apps are designed to be attractive and sexy, enterprise apps have focused on security and stability.
But Eric Lundquist writes for eWeek that some enterprise apps are shedding their stodgy image. The recent GigaOm Structure Data conference highlighted some ground-breaking applications for MetLife, McLaren Applied Technologies, Ford and others.
"Enterprise applications don't have to be boring, but they do have to be secure, compliant and solid in performance," writes Lundquist. "The difference today is that traditional corporate requirements no longer mean that you aren't able to also create an app that is consumerlike and developed ahead of the competition."