5 Things To Know About IBM MobileFirst
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This past Thanksgiving, mobile users drove 40% of online traffic. And by Cyber Monday, mobile traffic had grown by 60% year-on-year. Clearly, creating a mobile enterprise is a top priority for many organizations.
IBM MobileFirst is an end-to-end solution, consisting of multiple products and service offerings that together help you build a mobile enterprise. The four primary disciplines of IBM MobileFirst are Application and Data Platform, Management, Security, and Analytics. They are supported by Consulting Services to help an organization with its mobile efforts. Together, they add up to a complete offering to help you become a mobile enterprise.
IBM Worklight is a comprehensive set of tools, application programming interfaces (APIs) and run time components, designed to help organizations to build, run, and manage mobile applications. Worklight includes support for hybrid applications. These are mobile apps wrappered in a container that allow the app to access the device hardware. The big advantage of hybrid apps is the same app can run on multiple operating systems. So you can write a single app, and run it on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone mobile devices.
Testing mobile apps is not an easy task. There are multiple operating systems, many versions of those operating systems, and a seemingly endless array of mobile devices. How can you possibly test your mobile apps against all of these variables? That's where the automated test capabilities of IBM
Exposing your enterprise data to mobile devices comes with some serious security concerns. Mobile devices have a habit of getting lost or stolen – Amer
Once an application has been designed, developed, tested, deployed and is being managed, obtaining qualitative insight into how and why the application is being used is the final step. And understanding how your mobile app is being used is important. In a large study, 84%
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