Spotlight: One-third of new enterprise apps will be mobile in 2013, predicts IDC

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Next year, one-third of all new enterprise applications will target a mobile form factor, according to market research firm IDC. "IT organizations will need to decide to which mobile platforms they develop their applications as almost half of the mobile application budget goes towards maintaining apps," said David McNally, IT executive advisor at IDC. The increasing number of mobile applications, the need to integrate them with enterprise systems and the requirement for multi-platform development will drive the development of many new mobile apps by IT services providers next year, IDC predicted. Read more