Mobile apps delivered remotely over the internet

Mobile cloud computing delivers applications to mobile devices quickly and securely, with capabilities beyond those of local resources. Because the cloud infrastructure performs intensive computing tasks and offers unlimited data storage, users can benefit from engaging apps that would not otherwise be possible.

Key features

Why mobile cloud

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Speed and flexibility

Mobile cloud applications can be built or revised quickly using cloud services. They can be delivered to many different devices with different operating systems.

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Shared resources

Mobile apps that run on the cloud are not constrained by a device's storage and processing resources. Data-intensive processes can run in the cloud. User engagement can continue seamlessly from one device to another.

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Integrated data

Mobile cloud computing enables users to quickly and securely collect and integrate data from various sources, regardless of where it resides.

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Considerations for mobile cloud computing

  • Management

    IT professionals do not always have the resources required to manage apps. Cloud providers help keep them running.

  • Infrastructure

    Demanding applications put strain on devices. A flexible cloud infrastructure can help with difficult workloads.

  • Integration

    Organizations should fully integrate their mobile systems and data into other business processes to save time and cost.

  • Security

    Protecting confidential data is a concern at every level: for users, devices and in regards to integration into other systems.

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Successful projects use mobile cloud computing

Successful projects are 35 percent more likely than others to use cloud-based platforms and 31 percent more likely to use mobile application development platforms to develop their mobile apps.

35 %

more likely successful projects
than others

An IBM perspective: Mobile cloud computing

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Daniel Yellin
Vice President, IBM Mobile Platform Development and Distinguished Engineer,
IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Mobile cloud computing provides flexibility — empowering developers to efficiently share processing and data storage between the device and the cloud to optimize performance and scalability. The rapid elasticity of cloud-based services complements the portability and convenience of mobile devices — a combination that ensures an engaging user experience and drives increased customer loyalty.

An integrated mobile cloud strategy is therefore essential to gain the most from emerging technologies, keep employees productive, fully engage customers and maintain a competitive advantage.

Mobile solutions from IBM can help you build, host and run your applications in the cloud