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Compendia: New Mobile Collaboration App Sets Sights on NYC

Rebelling against Apple's famous "there's an app for that" mantra, enterprises are looking to combine functionalists in fewer and more secure mobile platforms.

The rise of the mobile device spurred a wealth of mobile applications boasting a range of unique and precise functionalities. The mobile enterprise now faces the challenge of pulling the best-of-breed functionalities into as few applications as possible to keep users from straying to new but unsecured applications.

One software title making a name for itself as a secured, enterprise-ready, all-in-one application is Compendia, a startup that is moving from Ireland to New York City.

Compendia markets itself as a secure platform for mobile enterprise collaboration. CEO and founder Tony Prylowski says the tool contravenes the functionalities of multiple everyday essential apps, including Office document editing, document management, security, collaboration, PDF annotation, electronic signature, and voice recording. With connectivity right back to the desktop itself, permissioned users see the same view of Office documents and spreadsheets on their tablet as they do at the desk. The software is very focused on areas where information security is critical to the organization while allowing people access to tablets.

"Enterprises are enticed with mobile rich experiences, but the most significant element is security," Prylowski says. Relying on cloud technology, Compendia leaves nothing on the device itself, and it keeps an audit trail of changes. "And there is document-centric security in which the generator of the document is responsible for its permissions. This was a role traditionally left to IT. Even in many places today, if somebody wants access to a particular document, you call up IT and request it, which is a waste of IT resources completely."

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Becca Lipman is Senior Editor for Wall Street & Technology. She writes in-depth news articles with a focus on big data and compliance in the capital markets. She regularly meets with information technology leaders and innovators and writes about cloud computing, datacenters, ... View Full Bio

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