In July  2017, at a Microsoft Inspire event, Quest Software announced the availability of its new Quest On Demand SaaS platform. The company has come a long way since then. Quest has one of the industry’s complete set of SaaS solutions, hosting the client’s software and delivering it over the Internet to approved end-users. They help the IT teams in businesses have tools that would help them move faster while staying in control of hybrid environments. 

In fact, for many years, top branded companies use Quest software to migrate, manage and secure Microsoft platforms, including Exchange, Active Directory, Azure and more. 

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With Quest, you get a comprehensive set of Microsoft platform management solutions. Whether cloud, hybrid or on-premises,  Quest helps to reduce money and time spent on managing Microsoft platforms.

Quest also reduces organizational risks by adhering to regulations such as HIPAA, SOX and more with detailed auditing and alerting of complex Microsoft environments. You can identify and track configuration changes without the overhead of native auditing, ensuring compliance with audit-ready reports.

• With mergers and acquisitions, your chances of a successful one is higher with the implementation of repeatable processes. There is no need to make your merger and acquisition IT integration complicated by using lots of different products from a host of vendors. 

Services Tailored to each Organization

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Quest believes they are the simple solution for a complex world and with their experience they can also help organizations manage the data, stay compliant and control hybrid environments. They have the answers, after all, their team of specialists performs no less than  300 globally-dispersed migrations each year, tailoring their solutions for each organization’s requirements. 

Maximizing your Investment in Microsoft Platforms

Quest is there for a repeatable migration and management framework for your Microsoft environment. As a global systems management, security software provider and data protection provider, Quest has a  successful history with helping organizations maximize the value of their investment in Microsoft.

IT experts can conduct complex migration projects in the cloud. They provide businesses with simple to use tools that help to do away with the complexities associated with securing, migrating and managing various Microsoft platforms in the cloud.

The management solutions have moved, managed and secured millions of users around the world for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Their procurement of Metalogix reinforced Quest by extending their capabilities to support SharePoint Online, SharePoint as well as OneDrive for Business.

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This makes sure they can deliver the industry’s most comprehensive solutions that help businesses manage and migrate workloads over Microsoft infrastructure and productivity platforms.

With Quest, an organization is able to spend far less time on IT administration, and at Quest, they know that technology is forever changing and they keep up with the newer challenges.

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Do Apps Still Make Money? Here is What 6 Developers Think

The app market is extremely saturated. But the mobile market is still gathering momentum..fast. Mobile apps have changed how we work, live, connect and what we do for entertainment. Mobile apps will continue to shape the thoughts consumers, small businesses, enterprises, and even the government.

Forrester expects that more than 25% of companies will use mobile not as a channel, but as a fully integrated part of their overall strategy. They believe 2016 will be the most consequential year for companies on the path to customer obsession, and that includes adapting empowered customers who expect to get anything they want immediately, in context on their mobile devices.

There is still a lot of demand for apps. Mobile apps have evolved beyond providing just information. Artificial intelligent and voice-based personal assistants are inspiring conversational and smart apps.

But most app developers are struggling to get attention. Majority of app developers don’t get rewarded for their efforts. Most apps don’t generate profits but serve as an extension of an existing business. And he vast majority of apps are free.

In-app purchases and advertising allow app creators to make money off their free apps. There are only few hits though. Here is what some redditors think about the prospects ofaunching an app.

1. kevinbracken

Absolutely, yes they do. I sold my fitness app last year to a larger company, and know many people whose app-based companies are making money.

However, the thing that many people fail to realize is that you are not building “an app,” you are building a business, and mobile is simply the fastest-growing channel in the world. You can do your own research but in the not-so-distant future, mobile will make up the vast majority of all web traffic and online sales.

To answer the second part of your question, if you have limited resources, absolutely target iOS. Notice how when new, serious companies with venture financing and previously successful founders start companies, they launch iOS apps first. Reasons:

  • iOS users download more apps
  • iOS users spend considerably more through their phones
  • iOS users know they are iOS users. Don’t underestimate the importance of this: many Android users simply buy the cheapest phone and don’t spend much time thinking about downloading apps, would never put their credit card number in a phone, etc.

2. austincha

I created some apps for both the App Store and the Google Play store. The App Store is strict on the quality of apps they allow to be uploaded, so I then just focused on Android apps. I made simple games and even some Live Wallpaper apps. My best games only made a couple hundred dollars and the LWPs made about a hundred.

I’ve stopped creating apps because the payout wasn’t worth the time and effort I put into coding the apps. I’ll have to say 99% of the app developers out there are not making money for the time and effort they put into the apps.

3. ZeikCallaway

Android developer here. As others have pointed out, apps can still make money, but the days of just having an app for money are pretty much over. Apps become exponentially more powerful, and likely to be used if they’re complimentary to a bigger software or service.

Also when deciding Android vs iOS, if you can, you should target both because they’re pretty even as far as market share. If you had to pick just one to start, I can’t tell you which is better but from my perspective and experience, Android seems to be gaining more market share albeit very slowly but, iOS will have a more consistent experience.

In other words, some Android devices may not work with your app the way you expect, so even they do take a strong lead over iOS devices there will still be a number of them that have problems.

4. RPN

Of course they still make money. Actually now more than ever as every year the worldwide app revenue grows exponentially. AppAnnie predicts that gross revenue across all app stores will eclipse $100 Billion in 2020.

The problem is that it’s now more competitive than ever. For an independent developer it is getting increasingly difficult to make a living building apps.

5. EatSafeUK

A lot of people have a weird view on apps as if they are magical no effort cash cows. But you have to see it for what it is, simply a distribution platform.

Can you build an app, throw it out there and effortlessly get millions of downloads and rake on money? No.

But if you are developing a solution to a problem that is best served with mobile then an app is appropriate. My research for my current project showed that the problem was biggest when people were out and about, so a mobile app works best.

But it’s just the distribution method. The rest of the business is the same as before; you need to identify customers, you need to effectively promote, you need to push yourself in front of people.

The app store is too saturated to expect to be discovered there. But just like a real store, the brands on the shelves do everything they can to get you to want to buy their products before you ever get through the door. Its the same in the app world.

iOS does seem to have a less price sensitive user base though, so if you want to charge for the app they’re the best people to target.

6. the_brizzler

They haven’t died down. It is just harder for the average guy or gal to make sure it is discovered. Sort of like websites…anyone can build a website…but how do you get visitors?…well that takes some marketing and strategy.

There are plenty of people making a decent living making niche apps that serve a specific purpose. But if you are trying to make a flashlight app…forget about it…apple won’t even let you publish it since there are already too many. So you just have to be smart about what you make and how you get people to find your app.

Related: 6 Easy Steps to Get Funding for Your App Startup

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