10 Mobile Networking and Application Development Myths to Forget
Myth: You Only Need to Support the One Platform Your Users Want Most
Reality: Regularly, when organizations envision an enterprise mobile app, they picture it working on one platform. The reality is that an increasing number of businesses are implementing a BYOD policy, allowing employees to bring whatever device they choose to the office in order to access enterprise data. By opting for a cross-platform mobility platform from the outset, your organization can deploy the same enterprise mobile app content to multiple device types and platforms. Additionally, you are able to save on development time and resources since the same functionality will be designed to run on multiple platforms.
If you're a growing enterprise that wants to continue on the expansion path, then it's likely that you are depending mightily upon your IT system. You want your IT Infrastructure—from the data center to networking and out to all user devices—to become a business advantage. As highly successful companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google have clearly shown, an IT system ideally should be a single-purpose, agile, fine-tuned power source. This allows the system to deliver reliable and secure networking and mobile applications for all employees. However, there are some persistent misconceptions involving networking, mobility and applications that can throw off IT managers. Mobile devices and operating systems have evolved rapidly over the past few years, setting a high bar for developing and managing new apps. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about the best way to establish your mobile strategy within your network. With the help of Verivo Software, this eWEEK slide show examines 10 myths about mobile application development that make enterprises hesitate to start development projects. Waltham, Mass.-based Verivo has developed an enterprise mobility platform that enables companies to centrally build, deploy, manage and update their own mobile applications. Verivo is in a growing market, competing with Antenna Software, IBM Worklight, Syclo, SAP Sybase Mobility Platform, Windows Mobile, HP Mobile Application Gateway, Zenprise MobileManager, and Cisco Mobile, among others.