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Enterprise mobility has become mainstream. If your business is moving to a mobile-led strategy, there's a lot to consider. We've pulled together resources to help you navigate mobile app development for business.

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In this issue: Mobile application development

  • Mobile-centric strategy: From hype to reality
  • FEATURED What's the true cost of mobile apps?
  • Survey says: New year, new mobile predictions
  • Customer spotlight: Three expands its mobile app business
  • More to learn: Predictions from Red Hat for 2017 | 451 Research: Phenomena Transforming BPM and Mobility | Red Hat mHealth survey shows strong mobile ROI
  • Recommended | Red Hat news and more | Related events

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From the editor

Mobile-centric strategy: From hype to reality

Mobile applications have become pervasive. We have apps for shopping, banking, and fitness—even apps that remind us where we parked our cars. In a pirate voice.

Enterprise mobility has become mainstream, too. If your business is moving to a mobile-led strategy, there's a lot to consider. We've pulled together resources to help you navigate mobile app development for business, including a cost calculation guide, case studies, and insight into how the healthcare industry has taken the lead in mobile adoption (spoiler alert: it's all about using an open approach).

Taking care of business


Featured story

What's the true cost of mobile apps?

When quantifying the cost of developing and maintaining a mobile app, the details matter. From planning and design to back-end integration and front-end services, you have to anticipate the components you'll need and the variables that might influence their cost.

There's no single way to calculate the price tag of mobile app development, but we know 2 things for sure: Doing nothing will cost you, and building apps tactically is more expensive.

BY OUR CALCULATIONS


Survey says

New year, new mobile predictions

  • 50% of enterprise IT budgets will be dedicated to mobility in 2018.
  • 1 in 25 retail payments will be made using mobile phones in 2019.
  • 63% of business-to-consumer enterprises piloting mobile apps release them at least every month.
  • 2x the number of enterprise mobile apps will exist by 2018.

Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility 2017 Predictions. IDC. Doc # US41334316. November, 2016. (Full report restricted to users who have paid for access.)

Customer spotlight

Three expands its mobile app business

Three is Ireland’s second-largest mobile operator, and its enterprise clients have a growing need for more apps that support fully mobile business. After determining clients’ needs, Three develops phone or web-based apps that simplify back-end system integration, improve agility, and reduce time to market.

Moving on up


More to learn

Predictions from Red Hat for 2017

Enterprise mobile adoption will be tied to growing container use, DevOps practices will clearly define IT and line-of-business responsibilities, and more mobile apps will be developed for wearable tech.

MOBILE FORECAST: HOT

451 Research: Phenomena Transforming BPM and Mobility

Business process management and mobile app platforms are evolving into a new form of middleware that can enable adaptive execution.

ALL TOGETHER NOW

Red Hat mHealth survey shows strong mobile ROI

Healthcare organizations (already leading in mobile adoption) plan to develop 36% more apps with only 15.5% more budget—a goal made possible with platform-based, agile app development.

UPWARDLY MOBILE


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