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Oracle Mobile Platform Simplifies Enterprise Mobility

By 2015, there will be 7.4 billion wireless devices in the market, and 1.2 billion smartphones will enter the market over the next five years, according to ABI Research. And recent research from Forbes predicts that by 2015, mobile application projects targeted at smartphones and tablets will outnumber PC projects four to one.

Technologies such as mobile devices and cloud computing, along with changing workforce expectations wrought by the consumerization of IT, have reinvented the enterprise application landscape.

"The new normal for enterprises is about having connected services and devices available to us all day, every day, anywhere," said Suhas Uliyar, vice president, mobile product strategy, product management, Oracle.  

As mobile devices become a preferred channel for how people share information and access applications, corporate IT shops face growing user pressure to develop mobile applications across multiple channels, devices, and operating systems. But at the same time, IT needs to expose enterprise data and applications in a secure and standard way—regardless of what user interface is employed to access those applications. Achieving this goal requires a unified platform for building and accessing corporate applications, a challenging task due to the rapid growth of the mobile device industry and the expectations of businesses, employees, customers, and partners.

Oracle Mobile Platform leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware's infrastructure to expose enterprise applications and data as web services and RESTful APIs that allow easy integration between mobile applications and back-end systems. This means that the same platform you use to develop and maintain your enterprise applications can now be extended to develop, integrate, secure, deploy, and manage your mobile applications.

"By utilizing Oracle Mobile Platform—built on the industry's leading middleware platform—enterprises can create and execute on an enterprisewide mobile strategy today in compliance with their existing IT infrastructure investments for integration, business process orchestration, and security policies instead of tactical mobile projects or siloed mobile platform implementations," says Uliyar.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Oracle announced Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, which leverages Oracle Mobile Platform and further simplifies enterprise mobility, allowing organizations to easily build applications, securely extend any application to any device, and connect to any data source whether it's custom, a packaged application, or a cloud service.

"IT and developers are now required to think about integrating enterprise data with mobile and delivering a consistent experience across both web and mobile," says Chris Tonas, vice president, mobility and development tools, Oracle. "Oracle Mobile Cloud Service reduces the complexities and cost of application development by extending data and services to mobile developers through mobile-aware RESTful APIs. By simplifying this process, enterprises can maximize IT investments and lower application development costs."

Register for the webcast, "Oracle Mobile Strategy Update—Simplifying Enterprise Mobility."

Learn more about Oracle Mobile Platform.

Read the press release.

Download a white paper, "Simplify Enterprise Mobility with the Oracle Mobile Platform."

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