CIOs Struggling to Meet Mobility Challenge

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-14-2013
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CIOs Struggling to Meet Mobility Challenge

Intimidating Task  45% say supporting the full range of popular mobile platforms is the most daunting aspect of mobile-application development.

We may be living in the Mobile Age. But CIOs and other tech and business leaders say their organizations are falling far short of expectations in pursuing mobile strategies, according to a recent survey from TEKsystems. With the realization that they may be falling behind here, a great number of companies are seeking outside support with vendors who specialize in this area. “Keeping pace with mobile technologies requires organizations to have various skill sets outside of traditional enterprise IT,” says Sam Malek director of the application development practice at TEKsystems. “Often, vendors with dedicated mobility practices can deliver a full suite of required talent and services. They have a specialized staff that is familiar with the tools, frameworks and unique skills required to deliver effective mobile applications across a number of mobile platforms.” However, enterprises need to approach vendors with caution: An alarmingly number of company leaders admit that they’ve put their projects on thin ice due to resources and skills shortfalls on the part of vendors selected. TEKsystems is an IT staffing solutions and talent management company. More than 230 tech and business executives participated in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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