IDC 2015 Predictions for Enterprise Mobile Application Development and Solutions

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IDC 2015 Predictions for Enterprise Mobile Application Development and Solutions


As we all plan for 2015, we thought we would share with you how one of the leading global research firms is viewing mobile apps 
for the upcoming year. This data should be viewed in context of what "Business Insider" magazine is saying about Enterprise Mobile being
one of the hottest areas for businesses who are looking to compete in their respective markets.

IDC Reveals Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Applications and Solutions Predictions for 2015

IT organizations will dedicate at least 25% of their software budget to mobile application development, deployment, and management by 2017


FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Applications and Solutions 2015 Predictions Web conference. The session provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. The Predictions Web conference series and accompanying IDC FutureScape reports are designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's Web conference will be available this afternoon. To access the replay, please visit: http://bit.ly/IDCMobileFutureScape2015.

“The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016, driven both by competitive necessity and rapidly evolving technologies that support faster and more secure enterprise 'appification

Predictions from the new Mobile Enterprise Applications and Solutions FutureScape include:

1. IT organizations will dedicate at least 25% of their software budget to mobile application development, deployment, and management by 2017.

2. Difficulties linking mobile platforms to existing databases will cause 45% of mobile enterprise app initiatives to be delayed or go over budget in 2015.

3. 35% of large enterprises will leverage mobile application development platforms to develop and deploy mobile apps across their organizations in 2015.

4. The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016.

5. 30-40% of organizations deploying more than five mobile applications in 2015 will realize substantial business agility benefits by establishing an API tier in their enterprise IT architecture.

6. Over 50% of large organizations will invest in enhanced enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities to secure apps and data in 2015.

7. By 2017, 100% of the line of business (LOB) apps in customer-facing roles and 75% of LOB apps in internally-facing roles will be built for mobile-first consumption.

8. IT departments will require major reorganizations by 2016 to assume broker-integrate-manage as well as service orchestration functions.

9. Competitive necessity will supersede productivity and efficiency for 50% of mobile enterprise app development in 2015.

10. By the end of 2015, only 15% of large organizations will have adequate mobile security governance for process and policy.

"The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016, driven both by competitive necessity and rapidly evolving technologies that support faster and more secure enterprise 'appification'," said John Jackson, Program Vice President for Mobility Research at IDC. "The benefits from efficiencies and business innovation on the back of this app explosion will transform industries and markets. At the same time it is clear that the path to broader mobilization of business processes is still complex. For this reason, we offer this FutureScape to help enterprise mobility stakeholders shape their strategies, decisions, and investments. Organizations that execute effectively will be positioned to enable innovation across all facets of their business."

The IDC FutureScape report that this Web conference is based on will be published and available within the 24 hours. To learn more about IDC Predictions and IDC FutureScapes, please visit: www.idc.com/Predictions2015.

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 orsarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contactinsights@idc.com; reporters should email sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC FutureScape

IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape IT strategy and planning for the enterprise by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of decision imperatives designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three-year business planning cycle.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

Contacts

IDC
Allyson Hughes, 508-935-4546
Program Director
ahughes@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
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sarah@attunecommunications.com

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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 www.tubifi.com.

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