With the demand for enterprise mobility at an all-time high, IT teams are under more pressure than ever to develop, deploy and maintain quality mobile apps across an ever-expanding sea of operating systems, devices and screen sizes.
Sadly, the vast majority of them can do little more than add requests for mobile apps to a never-ending queue of untouched
IT initiatives. In fact, a full 85 percent of companies from a 2014 study reported having a backlog of between one and 20 mobile apps, with nearly half reporting a backlog of 10 to 20 mobile apps. With the time-to-market of just one custom mobile app ranging between seven months to over a year, it’s become clear that the conventional approach of hand-coding and maintaining applications “in-house” is woefully ill-equipped to meet the demands of the enterprise mobile landscape.
This guide will help you grasp the vast and growing landscape of point solutions that exist to accelerate mobile app dev. A functional matrix will help you navigate the app lifecycle and better understand the challenges each tool addresses.