Pushed by the accelerating move to mobility, enterprises are expected to dedicate more time, effort and money to custom mobile applications in 2015.
Mobile apps are designed to use the native capabilities of mobile devices, requiring a unique design where the app's execution is divided between the local device and server stack. Mobile backend-as-a-service has grown up as a way to bridge that divide.
As more companies plan to take advantage of enterprise apps next year, experts share the trends they expect to see across industries.
As more enterprises fully adopt mobility, employees will clamor for enterprise apps that are optimized for mobility.
Apple's anticipated 12.9-inch iPad could be exactly what the tech company needs to drive much needed growth in the enterprise, according to an article at ZDNet.
When it comes to apps, the numbers suggest that developers are looking to create the next popular hit among the masses, but the enterprise is where the money is.
Could enterprises switch out all of their PCs for tablets and still be as productive? Yes, says Mike Elgan, a Silicon Valley-based tech writer in a Baseline article.
Enterprises are rapidly moving ahead with development and deployment of a variety of mobile apps to make their mobile workers more productive, judging by the three stories in Wednesday's issue of FierceMobileIT.
Enterprise apps should be as collaborative and user friendly as consumer apps offered by social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, argues Duncan Campbell, vice president of worldwide marketing for converged infrastructure in HP's Enterprise Group.
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