IDC Report: Difficulty recruiting mobile enterprise developers is a key reason why many companies are behind in implementing their mobile plans - Why is this good news for Alpha developers?

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IDC Report: Difficulty recruiting mobile enterprise developers is a key reason why many companies are behind in implementing their mobile plans - Why is this good news for Alpha developers?

The IDC Mobile Enterprise Report for Q1 2013 is well worth looking at for mobile enterprise developers, or anyone interested in mobile enterprise application development.

Enterprise adoption of mobile apps for business has barely been scratched, with huge growth opportunities for mobile enterprise developers ahead.



  • 87% of enterprise respondents predict that 2013 will be the year when more mobile applications than new desktop applications will be developed.

  • None of the major traditional IT and software vendors are showing leadership in mobile

  • The majority of survey respondents (64%) predict that mobile development projects will move in-house, largely because commercial mobile app developers lack enterprise application experience.


Although 55% of the companies in the survey ranked mobility at the top or near the top of their priorities list, and 66% plan to deploy employee-facing mobile applications in 2013, 73% of the respondents have built fewer than five applications so far and 39% have built just one or none."

The IDC report goes on to say - "The reasons for the gap between mobile plans and reality may lie with the difficulty in recruiting and budgeting for developers with mobile experience, and the cost and complexity of developing, testing, deploying and managing mobile apps."

Because of the demand for mobile enterprise developers who can produce results is growing very quickly while the supply of developers who can build enterprise mobile applications quickly and cost effectively, developers who embrace Alpha's upcoming rapid development solution for the creation of mobile applications for business, Alpha Anywhere - Powered by Alpha Five v12, will be extremely well positioned to find work as developers of mobile (as well as web) applications.
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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 www.tubifi.com.

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