The Rise of the Mobile Enterprise Is Upon Us

By Michael Vizard

A subtle, yet profound shift is starting to occur in how organizations approach mobile computing, according to the findings of a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Appian, a provider of business process management (BPM) software. The study, based on a poll of 306 IT decision-makers, suggests that instead of thinking in terms of individual mobile applications, organizations are embracing enterprise strategies that take into account the impact the apps will have on transforming how the business operates. From customer engagement to backend business processes, mobile applications affect just about every backend IT service there is inside an organization. Rather than addressing that in a haphazard manner, IT organizations are starting to craft more holistic approaches to mobile computing. For solution providers across the channel, the good news is that the mobile computing opportunity is finally about to move well beyond the device that any given mobile application happens to be running on at any given moment. Channel Insider examines key findings from the Appian study.

This article was originally published on 2016-01-08