Most enterprises plan to increase mobile app development this year, Red Hat finds

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A full 90 percent of enterprises plan to increase mobile app development this year, according to a survey of 200 IT decision makers from 200 enterprises in the United States and Europe conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Red Hat.

The survey found that more than half of enterprises say they have a fully implemented mobile app strategy, with most of those firms using key performance indicators to measure app success.

Three-quarters of respondents whose enterprises use KPIs are achieving positive return on investment, demonstrating that prior investments in mobile have paid off.

Of those companies using KPIs to measure mobile app success, manufacturing, telecommunications and construction industries had the most positive ROI, followed by retail, distribution and transportation, business services, financial services, IT and chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

More than 70 percent of respondents from enterprises currently tracking KPIs believe senior IT heads and their managers are primarily responsible for mobile app development success, while 17 percent believe this responsibility lies with line of business heads, and 11 percent believe it is the responsibility of the firm's chief or head of mobility.

Respondents see a shift coming this year, with 43 percent saying they believe the primary responsibility will stay with senior IT heads, 42 percent placing it on LOB leaders and 14 percent to the head of mobility.

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