More Business Apps Are Delivered Over the Internet

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-30-2014 Email

The deployment of business apps over the Internet will increase considerably during the next year, according to a recent survey from Akamai Technologies. Much of this is driven by the mobility-driven demise of the traditional workplace, along with the need for greater collaboration and productivity. There are still lingering concerns, however, over issues such as security and app performance, and many CIOs will look to IT solution providers to address these issues. "Trends such as globalization, telecommuting and mobility continue to drive the shift to Internet-delivered applications, and enterprises today are working hard to keep up," says Mike Afergan, senior vice president and general manager of the Web experience business unit for Akamai. "These survey results reinforce the demand for technology that provides greater security, reliability and speed for their business-critical Web applications. And, as IT decision-makers continue to look for ways to maximize the benefits of Internet application delivery, they want access to complementary solutions … that enable improved, global access to information and, ultimately, greater productivity." A total of 350 global IT decision-makers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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