Nothing has increased the tangibility of service-oriented architecture and cloud computing to the masses more than Apple Computer's highly vaunted “app store.” With the online app store available to iPad, iPod and iPhone users, end users can select from a large assortment of apps, which are certified to be well-tested, well-vetted, highly secure and in strict conformance with Apple's standards. Nothing rogue, nothing that will break your computer.

When you think about it, it's a great concept for those contemplating the best ways to validate and deliver services throughout their own enterprises. Why not a dedicated, internal “app store” for use by various users and departments in the enterprise?

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