Five guidelines to follow as you begin building and employing mobile applications
by Sri Ayyeppen, November 2013
As a long-time Oracle Platinum Partner, we at Keste have many years of experience working with customers across the entire Oracle stack of applications, technology and hardware. Today, the one thing all of our customers are talking about is the best way to enable enterprise mobility. Enterprise mobility is not just about using a mobile phone or tablet, it is about providing access to enterprise data, information and processes—on demand, at any time, and on any device. Our focus is showing our customers how to leverage their existing investments with Oracle to solve their enterprise mobility issues.
Enterprise mobility has been around for a decade, but adoption by enterprises was not universal because the tools weren’t available. In addition, networks didn’t have the bandwidth and platforms were too slow. Fast-forward ten years, and it’s evident that the mobility market has evolved with widely available Apple and Android-based devices, expanded networks, and mature platforms.
The good news is that if you’re an existing Oracle customer and have purchased applications or invested in Oracle Fusion Middleware, you have an entire mobility platform available to
Recent industry analysis substantiates the growth and adoption of enterprise mobility. A survey of CIOs by McKinsey and Co. found that nearly all respondents expect to deploy more than 25 mobile applications in their enterprises over the next two years. Providing mobile access to customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and executive dashboards are key initiatives because of the way the information improves employee productivity. Further, by 2015, mobile application development projects will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4:1, largely driven by user demand for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) connectivity to the enterprise.
Although there is a growing demand, enabling enterprise mobility in the real world is still complicated. Mobile platforms have steep learning curves, and it’s not easy to determine the best way to manage the lifecycle of mobile projects or even how to address governance issues related to securing data and updates.
The good news is that if you’re an existing Oracle customer and have purchased applications or invested in Oracle Fusion Middleware, you have an entire mobility platform available to you. Here is a list of five guidelines that can help drive your decisions as you begin to build and employ mobile applications—along with the associated Oracle technologies and products that enable bringing mobility to your enterprise.
Sri Ayyeppen is Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Keste. As the 2013 Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year in Middleware, Keste has successfully created and deployed enterprise mobile solutions leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies for numerous customers. To learn more about Keste’s strategy using Oracle Oracle Fusion Middleware to enable enterprise mobility, watch this video from Oracle OpenWorld 2013.