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Large Organizations Still Struggling With Application Development Costs, According to VDC Research
Value of Deploying Mobile Applications Limited by Implementation and Integration Challenges
NATICK, MA | December 7, 2017 - The appetite for mobile applications is fueling high growth for mobile application development platforms and tool vendors, according to a new report from VDC Research (click here for more information). Growth in this market is largely being driven by the expansion of mobile applications across business units.
Organizations are recognizing the potential value that mobile applications can bring, and are making meaningful investments in an attempt to enhance their relationship with customers as well as increase employee productivity. However, most are grappling with the challenges of improving the speed and agility of their application development processes. “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,” said Eric Klein, Director of Enterprise Mobility at VDC Research. Additionally, mobilizing and integrating manual business processes and workflows with modern mobile platforms can be costly, as many legacy applications are not being abandoned and new mobile applications require a high degree of specialized skills.
Larger organizations are beginning to invest in resources and tools to expand their consumer-facing and business-to-employee (B2E) mobile applications. Most of this development is focused on modern mobile platforms, such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, while others are turning their attention to areas such as the IoT and wearables.
Vendors have also partnered effectively to minimize the complexity of acquiring their solutions. Systems integrators with significant data center footprints are ideal partners for the requisite infrastructure as a service (IaaS) elements that are required for modern application development platforms. “Both SAP and Oracle are great examples of vendors that have shifted their focus to delivering integrated solutions that require minimal training and that can be fully utilized by uninitiated developers to begin developing mobile applications straight away,” said Klein.
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Founded in 1971, VDC Research provides in-depth insights to technology vendors, end users, and investors across the globe. As a market research and consulting firm, VDC’s coverage of AutoID, enterprise mobility, industrial automation, and IoT and embedded technologies is among the most advanced in the industry, helping our clients make critical decisions with confidence. Offering syndicated reports and custom consultation, our methodologies consistently provide accurate forecasts and unmatched thought leadership for deeply technical markets. Located in Natick, Massachusetts, VDC prides itself on its close personal relationships with clients, delivering an attention to detail and a unique perspective that is second to none.