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PowWow, Inc. 2015 Predictions: The Year of Rapid Mobile Development


Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this series exclusive.

Contributed article by Andrew Cohen, co-founder and CEO, PowWow, Inc.

2015: The Year of Rapid Mobile Development

The stage has been set. Enterprises over the last four decades have been busy building and buying thousands of business applications. At the same time the growing wave of BYOD and corporate led mobile initiatives has led to an explosion of the number of mobile devices in the enterprise. The reality of today's business environment means workers are mobile, and apps must be too. There are new approaches to creating mobile versions of these enterprise apps, and this coming year we predict we will see six major developments in the area of enterprise app mobilization:

1) The mobile enterprise market continues shift from device management to mobilizing and deploying applications. 

2) Rapid mobile development tools start consolidation and pure interface modelers lose to mobile backend-as-a-service (Mbass), virtualization and other back end players.

3) DaaS is DOA.  Enterprises will move to a mobile and app-centric virtualization model.

4) Android gains market share from iOS with tablets; Windows gains market share with smartphones and tablets.

5) Google will implement standards around OS and hardware for Android to curb device and OS fragmentation or risk losing developers and the enterprise.

6) Microsoft, Google, and Apple will declare themselves as fully mobile first.

Driven by a need to extend the life and use of their enterprise apps, as well as placate the needs of their ever-growing mobile workforce, IT will look to innovation to mobilize key business apps. I predict these six developments will help the overall market support this revolution in mobilization.


About the Author

Andrew Cohen combines vision and strategic leadership with a rich background in innovative technology solutions. Over the last 12 years, he has taken on startup leadership roles in enterprise sales, strategy services and first customer product releases. Cohen has 10 years of leading-edge R&D in mobile work, collaboration and product design, with multiple patents, presentations and publications to his name.
Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:56 AM by David Marshall
@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:57 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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