Mobility's Potential Remains Largely Untapped

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-12-2013 Email

CIOs and other senior tech decision-makers say the enterprise's mobile IT remains vastly underutilized, according to a recent survey from Mobile Helix. True, the vast majority of organizations want mobile to advance business-benefiting strategies. But, as they say, wishing isn't doing: A small minority say that mobility is actually helping open up new revenue opportunities and business processes. And most say it's either too costly or complex to integrate new mobile solutions within existing legacy systems. "(These) concerns are understandable, given that widespread enterprise mobility is still in its infancy," says Matt Bancroft, president of Mobile Helix. "Yet, if CIOs make the right long-term choices today, they can generate significant returns for their business. Mobility has the potential to disrupt business in much the same way as the Internet … With the introduction and broad adoption of HTML5, enterprises today can develop and deliver apps using their existing infrastructure and in-house skills. This means that the development of mobility solutions and mobile innovations can be both simple and cost effective." An estimated 300 CIOs and other top tech execs in the U.S. and the U.K. took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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