Current Analysis Research Shows That IoT is Top Priority This Year Among Enterprise Development Initiatives

C. Dunlap

C. Dunlap

Summary Bullets:

• IoT represents the top cloud/mobile development initiative over the next 12 months among large global enterprises

• Other leading initiatives: mobilize on-premises apps; implement API services; develop/deploy B2C mobile apps; and implement MDM/MAM solutions

According to new Current Analysis research which polled almost 600 IT and developer professionals, mobile application development platform (MADP) implementations are well underway with over a third of companies (including 40 percent of enterprises) already having MADP implementations; and in fact, API initiatives, for adopting aggregation/management services, are already being launched among over one-quarter of those surveyed. Read more of this post

Is DevOps Ready for EMM and MBaaS Consolidation?

C. Dunlap

C. Dunlap

Summary Bullets:

• 2015 was the year of mobility consolidation including MADP, MBaaS, and PaaS

• Is 2016 the year of consolidation between EMM and MBaaS?

Continued consolidation among mobility technologies is inevitable. We’ve seen significant convergence over the past 18 months between developer-oriented technologies such as MADP and MBaaS; PaaS and MBaaS, and even PaaS and IaaS. So what’s next for 2016? Is DevOps finally ready for consolidation between mobile security and mobile app platforms? There are some rumblings among security and mobile app platform providers and their third-party partners around the growing importance of having a broader mobile portfolio to meet the needs of enterprises. In particular, some MADP vendors may be realizing enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities would provide an important area of differentiation in a highly competitive market.

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Microsoft PowerApps Challenge Salesforce Lightning as Low-Code MADP Market Heats Up

C. Dunlap

C. Dunlap

Summary Bullets:

• Microsoft PowerApps, its new mobile app platform for citizen developers, eases the ability to mobilize traditional business apps.

• PowerApps and other low-code development platforms will drive business to vendors’ cloud services.

One of the year’s most significant development trends has been the expansion of application development frameworks to provide the “citizen developer” with low-code tools. Microsoft is the latest to join the fray of application platform and MADP vendors in offering such toolsets. Read more of this post