Rethink your ROI notions and other mobile development assumptions, using these lessons learned from insurance IT leaders.
It may be hard to recall what life was like before the iPhone, but the first generation of Apple's now seemingly ubiquitous mobile device was released just five years ago, on June 29, 2007. With sales of the iPhone and handsets running Google's Android operating system growing exponentially every year, it's safe to say the mobile channel--or perhaps more specifically, the smartphone channel--is here to stay.
The world of smartphones, however, is marked by rapid change that keeps business technologists on their toes. Leading organizations, including insurance companies, need to implement mobile development strategies that are nimble enough to adapt to the latest-breaking application, handset, or operating system while delivering the established functionality that policyholders demand.
Mobile Connect addresses the strategic direction that will define enterprise IT for the next decade--building and managing information systems that run on a mobile platform. Mobile Connect will bring together enterprise mobility thought leaders to discuss the innovations in mobile, and how forward-thinking companies are getting the technology to work for them, providing unprecedented business value. It happens in Boston, June 18-20. Register today.
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