Enterprise mobility app trends to watch in 2015

IDC today said IT organizations will dedicate at least 25 percent of their software budget to mobile application development, deployment, and management by 2017.

“The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016, driven both by competitive necessity and rapidly evolving technologies that support faster and more secure enterprise appification,” said John Jackson, program vice president for Mobility Research at IDC.

The following are the other IT predictions in 2015.

# Difficulties linking mobile platforms to existing databases will cause 45 percent of mobile enterprise app initiatives to be delayed or go over budget in 2015.

# 35 percent of large enterprises will leverage mobile application development platforms to develop and deploy mobile apps across their organizations in 2015.

# The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016.

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# 30-40 percent of organizations deploying more than five mobile applications in 2015 will realize substantial business agility benefits by establishing an API tier in their enterprise IT architecture.

# Over 50 percent of large organizations will invest in enhanced enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities to secure apps and data in 2015.

# By 2017, 100 percent of the line of business (LOB) apps in customer-facing roles and 75 percent of LOB apps in internally-facing roles will be built for mobile-first consumption.

# IT departments will require major reorganizations by 2016 to assume broker-integrate-manage as well as service orchestration functions.

# Competitive necessity will supersede productivity and efficiency for 50 percent of mobile enterprise app development in 2015.

# By the end of 2015, only 15 percent of large organizations will have adequate mobile security governance for process and policy.

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