The State of Enterprise Mobility

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Forrester Research recently released a report entitled “Mobile Applications Will Empower Business Enterprise Business Process” and ReadWrite Enterprise has a good summary of the report here. The overview looks like this:

  1. Other than email, calendar and contacts, business use is spotty
  2. Custom apps dominate, but off the shelf apps are insurgent
  3. Off the shelf mobile apps leave something to be desired
  4. Enterprise mobile apps are extremely niche

So where is enterprise mobility heading in the next 2-3 years? According to this report, you could summarize it like this:

Build or Buy: Predominately packaged
Platform: Platform independent
Device form factors: Smartphone, tablets, new form factors
Application footprint: Browser-based
Usage scenarios: Field, task, management, business travelers, knowledge workers
Business process scope: All corporate functions

 

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