Mobile enterprise solutions are on the list of priorities for many CIOs in 2012.
Whether the primary focus is to extend your in-house applications to your roaming workforce (B2E) or to interface with customers and prospects (B2C) via mobile devices, or possibly both, the options and considerations are ever-growing.
It’s no surprise that Gartner’s “Top Ten Strategic Technologies for 2012” shows number one and two as “Media Tablets and Beyond” and “Mobile-Centric Applications and Interfaces” with the fifth being “App Stores and Marketplaces.” This list is intended to help CIOs who are building their strategic plans and budgets. So, deploying mobile solutions should be a priority for most Information Technology departments. To show how fast this is changing, note that Mobility wasn’t even on Gartner’s list in 2009 and now it encompasses three of the top five. (See Figure 1 showing the list for the last four years).