The technology industry is constantly changing. Usually, it evolves along a progression of somewhat predictable lines. But every 20 years or so, a sea change shakes its very foundation. Tried-and-true practices that underpinned the previous model may no longer apply. It happened, for example when our industry transitioned from the mainframe to a client/server model. That change required a rethinking of the IT model from top to bottom.
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The early days of enterprise mobile app development focused on creating a functional experience and getting it out the door quickly, leaving “quality” as a problem for another day. As organizations mature their development and delivery of mobile applications, traditional software quality fundamentals settle back into the life cycle, with some key changes to testing processes and team structure. App performance is an example of how mobile changes quality assurance. Performance is a key pillar of quality that mobile shops often overlook in their race to market. This report dives into the problem areas that impede mobile performance, and provides guidance on this not-so-black-and-white area of quality.
Did you know that over 64% of mobile phone time is spent on applications? Mobile apps represent a huge opportunity for your enterprise to grow your business, but in order to benefit from them you need effective methods for developing, testing, and supporting mobile apps.
Take a look at this eye-opening infographic to learn more about the current state of enterprise mobility and get the information you need to equip your business for mobile app development success.
Mobility services are frequently being positioned as part of broader application transformation offerings, enabling enterprises to support the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach, with the development of enterprise app stores and the ability to leverage personal devices for business functions.
This white paper describes software and services that accelerate and simplify the creation of internally developed or “in-house” enterprise mobile applications. It also describes how to deploy and manage these mobile apps on both company-provided and “bring-your-own” smartphones and tablet computers. Solving the complete mobile app lifecycle means transforming enterprise apps for multiscreen devices; facilitating design, testing, security, performance, management, and compliance to reach new customers and employee expectations.
Using mobile applications is much more than a trend these
days—it’s a way of life. Whether you want to map directions,
find a restaurant, look up your flight details, see where your next meeting is, or just check your email, chances are you do it on your smartphone. Consumer applications and games were the first to hit the market on mobile phones, and soon after enterprise applications followed suit. Banking is going mobile, retail is going mobile, and even HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM) software has a mobile version—HP ALM Mobile.
In today’s mobile world, the user is at the center of the application experience. This is true whether the user is a customer, a partner, or an employee. Yet meeting the needs for the enterprise user poses particular challenges. Apps must work seamlessly across devices and screen sizes, enabling real-time collaboration, without sacrificing data security. This balance requires a mobile app development platform built for the unique demands of the enterprise.
It wasn’t long ago that being on the cutting edge of business meant having a website where customers could purchase your products, but that quickly changed. Soon, it wasn’t enough just to have an e-commerce presence; you had to offer an interactive and engaging customer experience (see Web 2.0).
Now the standard has shifted once again; in order to truly compete in the modern economy, your business needs to have a mobile storefront on smart phones and tablets. Without this mobile presence, you’ll lose business to competitors who have them.
With this new challenge comes high risk as well as great reward. With mobility, the client side of your applications is more important than ever. Instead of accessing your website from the safe confines of work or home, your customers can now perform sensitive transactions anywhere. As a result, mobile applications, and the devices and data they interact with, can now be more easily attacked.
Mobile applications have swept across geographic boundaries, cultures, and enterprises faster than any previous technology innovation.
Consumers around the world use them to find their way when they travel by car and verify flight details when they travel by air. They check bank balances and sports scores, reserve theater tickets and dining reservations, shop online, pay bills, download entertainment, and participate in dozens of other everyday activities—using convenient portable devices like smart phones and tablets.
The demand for this kind of convenience has spilled over into the world of work as well, and employees today expect to use their mobile devices to check email, participate in meetings, access files—even use enterprise applications, like ERP and CRM, that drive business processes.
When asked how important technology is to driving innovation in their organizations, 100 percent of CEOs indicated it was important, with 80 percent pointing out that it’s very important, according to HP sponsored research. Even CIOs agree with their CEOs.
According to the same research, when asked whether or not technology will be the innovation engine or administrative engine for a business or government, approximately two out of three CEOs said it would be the “innovation engine.” This represents a significant shift in the role that technology is playing in enterprises.
Today, organizations demand new applications and more functionality delivered more quickly, and at a lower cost than ever before. Many organizations either want a mobile application or are already using one. In fact, according to analysts, by 2016 350 million employees will use smartphones at work and businesses will increase spending on mobile projects over 100 percent in the same time.
There is no question that mobile computing is growing at an
exponential rate. This rapid transformation has seen security
concerns outpaced by the ease of use, flexibility, and productivity of mobile devices. When vulnerabilities are exploited, the security of mission-critical data becomes a serious concern. Here we take a look at three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
This paper touches upon the following topics:
-Critical vulnerabilities are on the decline, but still pose a significant threat
-Mature technologies introduce continued risk
-Mobile platforms represent a major growth area for vulnerabilities
-Web applications remain a substantial source of vulnerabilities
-Cross-site scripting remains a major threat to organizations and users
-Effective mitigation for cross-frame scripting remains noticeably absent
In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
Imagine a future where applications become the source of competitive advantage for businesses in most industries. Software can augment products and services and automate workflows, as enterprises innovate to deliver more engaging experiences to mobile users.
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On behalf of HP, Forrester Consulting conducted research regarding the acceptance and benefits of converged infrastructure (CI) among medium-size to very large enterprises during the second quarter of 2013. Read this white paper sponsored by HP and Intel® to learn the rest of Forrester's conclusions.
This on-demand webcast sponsored by HP and Intel® contains insights from both Forrester and HP into converged infrastructure. Ever increasing pressures for agility and innovation can be overwhelming for enterprise businesses. HP's Helen Tang and Forrester's Dave Bartoletti explain how converged infrastructure can become the "next big thing" in providing organizations the ability to adjust to ever changing technologies.
This document from IDC discusses the results that more comprehensive datacenter virtualization delivers, and it lays out both the promises and the potential pitfalls of the journey through successive stages of datacenter virtualization.
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