10 Mobile Networking and Application Development Myths to Forget
Myth: Your Company Isn't Ready to Go Mobile Because Your Data Isn’t Mobile-Ready
Reality: The critical data stored in your legacy database or enterprise systems can be mobilized through back-end data integration. Enterprise mobility platforms offer plug-ins and other comprehensive data integration capabilities that make laptop and desktop applications accessible via a mobile app. Just think about all the information that apps get from established systems of record. If your sales people are using a smartphone app to quote prices or order-promise dates to customers, the accuracy of those promises relies on sound, real-time integration to a back-end system.
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.