IT organizations will spend at least 25% of their software budget on mobile apps by 2017 - IDC

Based on a recent survey of 295 senior-level enterprise mobility professionals conducted by Enterprise Mobility Exchange and published in February 2015, mobile applications were the top investment priority for organisations in 2014, and will continue in this position in 2015.

It has been clear for some time that the demand for enterprise mobile apps will continue on its steep upwards trajectory as the C-suite acknowledges the intersection of cloud, social media, big data and analytics as an opportunity to disrupt existing business models to increase revenue.

Gartner predicts the market for enterprise application software to reach an astronomical worth of $575billion by the end of 2018.

To support this, according to IDC, IT organisations will be devoting at least 25% of their software budget to mobile application development, deployment, and management by 2017. IDC also forecasts that by 2017, 100% of the line of business apps in customer-facing roles, and 75% of line of business apps in internally-facing roles, will be built for mobile-first consumption.

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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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