Horror stories of enterprise mobility
Mobile development platform supplier Appcelerator has released the results of its latest enterprise mobility survey along with a Halloween-themed infographic.
The survey of 804 companies worldwide carried out in August this year looks at their current and intended use of mobile systems. Among the key points the study finds that ownership of mobile projects within companies is often unclear with only 15 percent having employed or planning to employ a single leader for mobile developments. This despite the fact that enterprise apps are growing fast with half of companies reporting plans for an enterprise store.
Opening up mobile specific APIs is something 40 percent plan to invest in. There's also a move to support more operating systems, with building apps for multiple devices and platforms being reported as one of the top obstacles to delivery.
62 percent of companies say that they now support three or more operating systems. Some are more popular than others, however, interest in building apps for mobile platforms is strongest for iOS and Android devices with HTML 5 web apps close behind. Blackberry development lags at the bottom of the list.
Delivering quality app experiences to customers is seen as a way of gaining advantage in the market. But 60 percent of companies worry that they're vulnerable to their more mobile aware competition.
You can view the full survey results in suitably goulish infographic form here.