10 Mobile Networking and Application Development Myths to Forget
Myth: Your Company Doesn't Need to Consider a Mobile App
Reality: It's clear today that data access is everywhere with smartphone use steadily on the rise. With the concept of data access now altered, the realization is that your company will likely need a mobile app to keep pace with customers and competitors. In the enterprise, more businesses are integrating phones and tablets into their everyday workflow and your company needs to be ready to mobilize. Your data needs to be ubiquitous, regardless of device or location. Businesses that have yet to develop an enterprise mobility strategy are now beginning to hear the groundswell from their employee base and customers.
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.