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7/13/2014 | 12:31:19 AM
A case for enterprise mobile middleware
As smartphones and tablets take a more prominent role in our daily lives, mobile technology will change – again – how enterprises engage, transact, and empower people.  If you were to draw parallels from the past two decades, it is clear that a new class of middleware will emerge and help enterprises fuel this transformation.

Here's an interesting blog post that makes the case for enterprise mobile middleware.

 
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7/13/2014 | 12:24:16 AM
Mobile Middleware and The Enterprise Mobility Landscape
The enterprise mobility landscape is in a high state of flux: 

- The lexicon of acronyms in enterprise mobility has exploded. 
- Market research firms are providing disparate perspectives. 
- Vendors are shifting their focus at a rapid pace. 

Choices abound: 

- Native versus Web versus hybrid mobile apps. 
- Open source versus commercial solutions. 
- Cloud versus on premise deployment. 

So many changes. So many choices. So little time. 

This presentation attempts to outline the enterprise mobility landscape and highlight key vendors in each of its segments: 

- Mobile App Development IDEs 
- Mobile App Development Frameworks 
- Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaas) 
- Mobile Middleware 
- Mobile Security 
- Enterprise Mobility Management 

The only constant is change. So we'll be updating this presentation periodically. Your comments and feedback are most appreciated.
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tocatlian,
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6/5/2014 | 12:52:48 AM
re: Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Embarking on a seamless journey from Web applications to mobile apps isn't necsssarily a smooth ride, especially for companies trying to build enterprise-grade mobile apps from the ground up. So how do you make the journey more seamless? One can make a case for enterprise mobile middleware in how mobile middleware enables trusted and contextual user experiences.
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6/2/2014 | 1:36:03 AM
re: Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Last month, I had the opportunity to present at an enterprise mobility conference intended for IT professionals seeking to deliberate on the matters of mobile strategy, infrastructure, and architecture. The topic of our presentation was how to leverage advances in mobility for enterprise transformation and the role mobile middleware plays in enabling trusted and contextual user experiences.

Let us remember the middleware lessons of the past, while considering the realities of a mobile-first world as enterprises embark on a journey from Web applications to mobile apps. Mobile middleware solutions provide a better and faster way to develop and deploy true enterprise-grade mobile apps that enable trusted and contextual mobile user experiences.

View or download mobile middleware presentation.
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5/17/2014 | 11:12:49 PM
re: Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
The race is on. More people have access to cell phones than toilets. 1.5 billion people worldwide use mobile apps. 56% of U.S. adults are now smartphone users. 75% of U.S. workforce is mobile. Mobile middleware will enable app developers to build mobile apps better and faster. There is definitely a case for enterprise mobile middleware. Here are some additional thoughts:
  • Mobile middleware should support both native and web mobile clients for B2C and B2E apps.
  • The mobile backend should be deployable both in the cloud and on-premise.
  • Mobile middleware should include message-oriented and data API that support offline operations.
  • Other key services: contextual awareness, secure API to enterprise systems, activity insight.

 


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