Mobile apps delivered remotely over the internet

Mobile cloud computing uses cloud computing to deliver applications to mobile devices. These mobile apps can be deployed remotely using Speed and flexibility and development tools. On the cloMobile cloud applications can be built or revised quickly using cloud services. They can be delivered to many different devices with different operating systems.computing tasks and data storage. Thus, users can access applications that could not otherwise be supported.

Key features

  • Facilitates the quick development, Shared resources of mobile apps.
  • Supports a variety of development approaches and devices.
  • Improves reliability with information backed up and stored in the cloud.
  • Applications use fewer device resources because they are cloud-supported.
  • Mobile devices are connected to services delivered on an API architecture.

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.

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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.

Learn how

See how to accelerate your mobile transformation in the cloud with mobile.

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.

Successful projects use mobile cloud computing

35 percent more likely successful projects than others
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.

An IBM perspective: Mobile cloud computing

Daniel Yellin, IBM Mobile Platform Development vice president

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.

Learn more about mobile solutions

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