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As more and more enterprise development teams build their own mobile apps, the demand for mobile application development platform vendors is growing.
There is a shortage of in-house expertise that is forcing enterprises to outsource mobile application development, according to a survey of 232 IT and business leaders conducted by IT staffing firm TEKsystems.
IT leaders in the enterprise are losing control of their mobile app projects due to the increasing use of cloud mobile back-end services by business units outside the purview of IT, warns research firm Gartner.
Orlando, Fla.--In 2014 enterprises will reach a "crucial tipping point" where there are more web-connected mobile devices than PCs in the workplace. This will have a major impact on application development, explained Gartner analyst Ian Finley.
Out of more than 100 mobile app developers examined by Gartner, only two SAP and Antenna, were named as leaders in its 2012 Mobile Application Development Magic Quadrant report.
Oracle announced on Monday the release of its Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile, an extension of the Oracle ADF.
To address corporate concerns about the security of BYOD, IBM has released a number of security products targeting the enterprise mobility market, including a mobile security framework.