New Research: Backend Connectivity Opportunities are Accelerating Mobile Application Development Platform Adoption November 2014
Backend Connectivity Opportunities are Accelerating Mobile Application Development Platform Adoption
The transformation of mobile solutions has been one of the more dramatic in the history of technology. With the number and variety of mobile devices used to conduct business growing at an exponential rate, application development tools that can reduce development time while simplifying the process will be critical as demand for custom applications increases. For the enterprise, the correct mobile strategy can boost profits and productivity and improve customer relations and service.
However, developing mobile applications for even a single platform is a significant challenge due to the rapid cadence of OS and hardware iteration. BYOD trends are adding even more complexity for organizations.
Companies must contend with issues such as time to market; architectural, performance, and functional considerations; internal, customer, and competitive requirements; and deal with the risks that come with mobile enablement due to security and compliance issues. For these reasons, vendors must deliver well-integrated standards-based solutions to the market that address customers concerns of vendor lock-in and offer the security, user experience, and scalability required to support the growing mobile application appetite we expect in enterprise deployment environments.
These critical issues and more are discussed in VDC Research’s latest report on The Global Market for Mobile Development Platforms. The report provides market estimates and forecasts, competitive share, key strategic issues, and market drivers for mobile application development software/tools. This research is an invaluable strategic and tactical planning tool for mobile application developers and professionals.
Individuals at all levels of the organization, from product managers up to C-level executives, can leverage VDC’s research and consulting services to gain a competitive edge.
Additional highlights of the research include:
Mobile enablement will require enterprises to evolve their use of application programming interfaces (API) technology to re-invent future interactions with customers and partners.
Tools to develop sustainable applications are the second-most desired technology feature that enterprises want from their mobile development vendor partner.
Recent security breaches are forcing organizations to recognize that they need to employ additional protections to ensure their devices and infrastructure is secure Â– well-integrated development platforms should figure prominently.
Mobile application governance will be essential for organizations to mitigate risk and maximize the value of IT for the business.
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