Cost &Time Burdens Plague Mobile App Development

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-09-2014 Email

The majority of CIOs and mobile leaders think mobile app development takes too much time and costs too much money, according to a recent survey from Kinvey. The accompanying "State of Enterprise Mobility" report cites a wide range of factors causing these issues. For one thing, app development is generally a siloed effort that's taken on by product-line teams and business functions, instead of being treated as an enterprise-focused, IT-driven initiative. Another issue is that decision-makers can't agree about the future direction of mobile app strategies. In addition, there's a lack of available talent to take on these projects and inadequate budget funding to support them. "While mobile plays an important and critical role in the enterprise," the report states, "the process to build and deploy apps is often inefficient, redundant and costly. These issues prevent businesses from creating apps that disrupt or seriously change business processes. [They're] stifling mobile innovation." A total of 100 North American CIOs and 100 mobile leaders took part in the research, which was conducted by Research Now.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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