Report shows most enterprises have cleared the first app hurdle

Mobile development specialist Appcelerator has released its first Mobile Enterprise Report, which has revealed that the majority of enterprises surveyed are looking to build more than two mobile apps in 2013.

44.4% of respondents said they planned to create two to five apps in 2013, with 20% planning on building fewer than two apps.

The report, which surveyed 770 enterprise leaders, also predicted that 2013 will be the year when mobile apps overtake desktop apps in quantity. Nearly three quarters (72%) of...

By James Bourne, 25 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Service level management for cloud computing needs to improve

By Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Software – IT Solutions, Ovum

The delivery of shared, standardized, and metered IT resources on demand and on a self-service basis brings convenience and empowerment to users. Delivering IT-as-a-service, however, is hard. Many cloud service consumers, as well as providers, are only just starting to get to grips with its impact on their business and IT. At both levels, and on both sides, service level agreements (SLAs) are coming under increasing scrutiny, leading to a renewed...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 18 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Can IT afford to ignore user experience issues any longer?

By Somak Roy, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Solutions, Ovum.

For far too long the enterprise software selection decision has been a primarily IT-led and feature-set-focused process, with feedback from actual users typically playing a much less significant role than that required. Ignoring user opinion, of which user experience (UX) is a big part, has not gone unpunished of course, and has resulted in familiar problems including expensive training and lack of adoption.

In decades past it was still possible for...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 14 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Design, UX.