"So how can enterprise app deployment and mobility be sped up?"

This is the burning question posed by James Bourne in an article released yesterday regarding Enterprise app deployment being a struggle for businesses,  in the online news journal, appstechnews.com.

It's an interesting question, and one I'll circle back to after providing some thoughts to you.

The Backstory

Yesterday, Micro Focus, a software company with branches in the UK and USA, published a press release which included findings from a recent study conducted over mobile app development at the enterprise level.

From the study, 2 major findings arose regarding why companies are struggling with creating, releasing, and maintaining mobile applications. They are:

1. Corporate mainframes are not setup to handle creation and implementation of mobile applications
2. The War of the Operating Systems produces uncertainty with what technology companies should base mobile applications on

The PR goes on to include some additional details on the motivation behind companies shift to a mobile market, which highlighted reactions  you would naturally expect a business to follow given the laws of supply and demand.

The Statistics

* Nearly 80 percent of the 590 CIOs & IT directors polled stated mobile dev teams were a blend of in-house and outsourced teams
* In 3 yrs time, 1 in 3 businesses expect a need for 60 percent of their applications to be available for mobile devices
* Over 75 percent are currently facing issues with existing systems not playing nice with mobile or allowing them to go mobile

Breaking The Skills Gap

Mr. Bourne's article calls out a skills gap in today's developers and a delay in the ability to push out the high demand of mobile applications by teams.  While the ever-growing demand for applications to be moved mobile increases, I can't help but suggest that perhaps there is not so much a "skills gap" as a gap in the technology being used by today's companies.

From the article, it seems that most companies (as polled) are using separate technologies and thus separate teams to write mobile applications. Why not use the teams you already have and empower them to use the coding languages they already know, to move enterprises mobile? Why not use a technology that allows you to design a single code-base that can be deployed across desktop and mobile devices? Using such a technology would help combat both the deployment and skills gap. A single code base that creates cross-platform design  would instantly increase the number of apps that can be designed - putting you closer to the goal of having 60 perfect of enterprise apps mobile by 2016.

It would stand to reason that instead of utilizing separate tools and systems to do multiple project types, that a single system capable of producing both desktop and mobile applications would be easier managed and most certainly a more economical approach. A singular product capable of moving legacy applications and new applications into a mobile perspective, would divest the need for creating separate teams, and could help companies keep development in-house.

Think Smarter, Not Harder.

MyEclipse Secure 2013 was developed on this premise. You can prevent skills and deployment  gaps by covering supposed shortcomings with stellar technology. In a mobile-driven climate such as today, your teams must be able to move you towards the goal of mobility with all haste. MyEclipse Secure 2013 provides this opportunity to businesses. Simply put, we provide a way for your existing teams to rapidly design cross-platform applications for this mobile world.

Be the hero that pushes your company closer to mobility goals. Check out MyEclipse Secure 2013 and see how this innovative solution allows your teams to design quickly across multiple platforms.

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Posted on May 15th 2013