Crossing the Great Mobile Divide
A full 66.9% of IT decision-makers feel that IT sets the mobile agenda, but 30.6% said it’s actually the line of business.
Most developers (49.7%) said line of business sets the agenda versus the internal IT organization (34.6%), but 15.7% said there is no primary agenda-setter at all.
Nearly 40% of IT decision-makers said they either built the mobile capability for their teams or signed an enterprise license with a vendor, but on average, only 17.9% of developers reported using these tools.
A full 70.6% of IT decision-makers who’ve implemented HTML5 report a positive experience. Among developers, that figure plummets to 37.2%.
In terms of mobile maturity, a majority of IT decision-makers (65.3%) report that their organizations are either “leading-edge” or “somewhat ahead.” Only 34.6% of developers agreed.
IT (61.9%) said it is in charge of that process, but only about half of developers (51.6%) agreed.
IT makes the call here, 63.3% of the time, according to IT decision-makers, and 61.8%, according to developers.
There’s some agreement this is a major challenge. Both developers (33.3%) and IT decision-makers (41.3%) ranked this as the top difficulty they face.
Apple iOS and Google Android are de facto standards. The number of developers who reported their organizations support two or more mobile operating systems increased to 83.9% from 80.9% in Q4 2013.
Developers reported faster rates of release, with 55% saying they release monthly or more frequently, up from 48.6% in Q4 2013.
A full 62% of IT decision-makers said this is of interest versus 52% of developers.
90% of developers and 87% of IT decision-makers said it was likely or very likely that connecting mobile apps to both public and enterprise data sources would become the norm.
Custom Web services lead the internal list of services to be connected. Facebook and Twitter top the external ones.