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Way to Mobile !

Mobility has an important place in the Enterprise Architecture roadmap of all enterprises. Every enterprise is seriously looking at the mobility space and defining strategy and business plans based on mobility. Demand is rapidly growing from both workers and consumers to access corporate and business applications from their mobile devices.

In this article, I will highlight trends and analyst predictions in the mobility space, study various options available for enterprises and define a method to strategically build mobility initiatives based on experience gained from rolling out mobile applications.

Imperative for Mobility


What analysts have to say on mobility:


Gartner
  • By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide.
  • By 2014, more than 3 bn of the world's adult population will be able to transact electronically via mobile and Internet technology.
  • By 2015, context will be as influential to mobile consumer services and relationships as search engines are to the web.
These highlights indicate how important it is for every enterprise to have a strategy in place for getting their enterprise/consumer facing applications onto mobile devices. Even though there is a debate on whether native mobile apps or mobile web apps are best, enterprises cannot ignore the need for existing applications to be web enabled as it ensures a wider reach
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