Mobile Development Market Wakes Up to Hybrid World: Vendors Still Waiting for Businesses to Go Mobile First
|出版商||VDC Research Group, Inc.||商品編碼||348320|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 32 Pages; 16 Exhibits
|行動應用程式開發的全球市場 Mobile Development Market Wakes Up to Hybrid World: Vendors Still Waiting for Businesses to Go Mobile First|
|出版日期: 2016年01月06日||內容資訊: 英文 32 Pages; 16 Exhibits||
Businesses continue to be drawn to mobile applications as they look for inventive ways to minimize costs while simultaneously improving communication and collaboration across their organizations. Mobile enabling a workforce can bring immediate productivity gains, but streamlining workflows using mobile applications remains a complex and challenging endeavor particularly when considering the lack of in-house mobile development talent that is the norm in even the most progressive large enterprises. The stakes are high, as the costs associated with developing and deploying mobile applications are significant. Additionally, determining which solution(s) is the most appropriate is increasingly difficult due to the wide variety of options available. Unfortunately, these obstacles make implementing and maintaining mobile applications a significant undertaking, as many complexities persist long after the initial development and launch of an application, and - if not mitigated - risk substantially reducing ROI.
Developing mobile applications for a single platform is proving to be a significant enough challenge for most organizations - BYOD trends have added even more complexity. Going forward, internal development teams must not only be capable of using multiple development environments, but find themselves having to deal with varied programming models and testing frameworks. Maintaining these solutions is not only a challenge but frequently consists of disjointed combinations of legacy software, which are unable to address all of the nuances and requirements of today's fast-moving mobile landscape and results in both time and cost redundancies. These trends are forcing organizations to recruit and retain expanded development and QA teams with different skill sets, and have made investing in multiple tools a necessity for effective mobile application lifecycle management.
Mobile applications will soon be impossible to ignore and require investments in application development platforms and tools for efficient delivery of new applications expected by the market. The appetite for mobile applications is fueling high growth for mobile application development platform and tool vendors, due to the expansion of mobile applications across business units.
While companies recognize the potential value mobile applications can bring, choosing a development approach entails many parameters: budget, project timeframe, target audience and application functionality. Finding the approach that best addresses the unique needs of each project is becoming increasingly challenging. Mobilizing and integrating manual business processes and workflows with modern mobile platforms is not only complex but can also be costly, as many legacy applications are not being abandoned and new mobile applications require a high degree of specialized skills. For this reason, VDC expects to see organizations having to work with several vendors, as building out and maintaining an enterprise mobility strategy requires that all bases are covered: planning, user experience, development, deployment, provisioning, and management of apps.
While solutions that simplify the mobile application development process continue to emerge, the diversity of approaches continues to evolve, making identifying the most appropriate solution difficult for prospective customers. Additionally, many solutions lack expertise in backend integration, or are simply too complex and expensive to deploy.
For these reasons, vendors must deliver well-integrated, standards-based solutions to the market that address customer concerns of vendor lock-in and provide future-proofing of solutions and new hybrid techniques. VDC expects aggressive adoption of mobile application development platforms in organizations both large and small worldwide, as the appetite for mobile applications continues to grow in enterprise deployment environments.
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Eric Klein is a market research and consulting professional who specializes in the design, analysis, and delivery of project-based research. Over the past 15 years, Eric has worked with a wide array of firms across a number of industries, leading quantitative and qualitative research in areas such as innovation in enterprise software, supply chain risk management, manufacturing operations/automation, and IT spending research. Eric has worked in a variety of market research and management roles, providing market data and competitive intelligence to Fortune 500 firms. His previous employers include: AMR Research, The Yankee Group, and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS). Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston University.
David Krebs has more than ten years of experience covering the markets for enterprise and government mobility solutions, wireless data communication technologies, and automatic data-capture research and consulting. David focuses on identifying the key drivers and enablers in the adoption of mobile and wireless solutions among mobile workers in the extended enterprise. David's consulting and strategic advisory experience is far-reaching and includes technology and market opportunity assessments, technology penetration and adoption enablers, partner profiling and development, new product development, and M&A due diligence support. David has extensive primary market research management and execution experience to support market sizing and forecasting, total cost of ownership (TCO), comparative product performance evaluation, competitive benchmarking, and end-user requirements analysis. David is a graduate of Boston University (BSBA).