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10 Tips for Rapid Mobile App Development the Enterprise from CIO Insight


Businesses are demanding more mobile apps every day. With increased expectations from employees and customers alike, enterprises need custom mobile apps developed fast. Application developers are faced with the challenge of producing mobile applications faster than their processes allow. The solution? Rapid mobile application development.
Alpha has been featured in a CIO Insight slideshow by Karen Frenkel on “10 Steps to Swiftly Deploy Mobile Apps”.  This dovetails well with the unique strengths of Alpha Anywhere., Karen included 10 slides with tips. She also includes this paragraph at the bottom of each slide.
To bridge the gap between mobile app supply and demand, speed is essential, and a Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) strategy 
helps IT teams meet the challenge. According to Gartner, 20 million enterprise apps will be built in the next five  years.
IT leaders are expected to speed up the development of enterprise apps, but also to balance users' demand and the needs of the
IT team that develops and deploys these apps. "IT departments and line-of-business managers are now under pressure to speed up
the delivery of these critical business apps, which have specific requirements in the areas of security, back-end data integration,
offline support and UX," said Richard Rabins, the CEO of Alpha Software. "Enterprises are increasingly turning to RMAD tools, (which are)
the natural tools to answer this business need." Here are his tips to quickly build the best apps for mobile.
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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

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