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Mobile Enterprise Applications Poised to Take Off in 2011

Sybase Survey by Kelton Research proof

In the last quarter of 2010 I was writing that it was my prediction that 2011 would be the year of the Enterprise Developer going Mobile. Check it out here.

Also in 2010, I stated that I had seen massive interest in Enterprise Mobility, to the extent that I was saying that Enterprise Mobility had arrived and was being adopted warmly by corporate IT. Check it out here

Today a Sybase Survey by Kelton Research highlighted that this year (2011)...

  • 90% of IT Managers surveyed are planning to implement new mobile applications and nearly one in two believe that successfully managing Mobile Applications will top their priority list.
  • 21% are looking to introduce 20+ Mobile Applications into their organizations

Corporate Mobile Apps

Check out other facts from the survey here.

For me, the interesting fact is the second one that I have quoted above. If this survey was completed on 2009, looking forward into 2010, I believe this figure of multiple applications would have been extremely lower.... maybe only 5%.

So in 2010 corporate IT has embraced Mobility and is now ready to use Mobility to create & expand advantages over their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer satisfaction.

I'm sitting here with a smug (being proved right) expression on my face ;-)

One thing for sure, is that these Mobile Developments in 2011 will have to target multiple devices, as mobility hardware moves forward. So these forward thinking companies will need to embrace the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform, Check out Sybase SUP here

More Stories By Ian Thain

As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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