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Accenture Names Mobility the Number One Priority for Enterprises

The full article can be found here

A study released by Accenture Monday 24 February, for which nearly 1,500 C-level executives were surveyed, has revealed mobility to be the number one digital priority among large-scale enterprises.

The Accenture Mobility Insights Report 2014, which has collected data from companies across 14 countries worldwide, is designed to highlight the use of mobility as an enabler of digital technologies for businesses.

Download this  write-up for a detailed look at the most prominent statistics and trends to emerge from this research, as well as commentary from Jin Lee, Global Managing Director of Accenture Mobility, and Craig McNeil, Global Head of Strategy for Accenture Mobility.



The question then remains how are you going to actually get these enterprise mobile apps built fast, cost effectively and with the resources you have.
There are some key considerations that you need to take into account and it is critical to recognize some of the fundamental needs which mobile apps have and which are laid out here.

    • Need to integrate easily with disparate corporate data from multiple existing systems

    • Need to support robust offline operation with intelligent conflict resolution

    • Need to factor in security requirements on both the front end and the backend

    • Need support for full CRUD operations with multi table hierarchical data

    • Need to run across multiple brands of devices with a modern mobile user experience

    • Need to responsively adapt to different screen sizes and orientation

    • Need to take full advantage of the media capabilities that the camera & microphone affords

    • Need to allow for marking up media with electronic ink and annotation

    • Need to speed up data entry by eliminating the “soft” keyboard that keeps “jumping up and down” by the use of custom editors that are optimized for filling in each field type

Addressing these issues has been a very high priority for Alpha Anywhere and is resulting is broad adoption because of key capabilities outlines.

Check Alpha Anywhere out for yourself at  to see what it is doing for other companies and what it can for you and your organization


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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.