App Factories Slow to Emerge: Large Organizations Still Struggling With Application Development Costs
発行: VDC Research Group, Inc.
ページ情報: 英文 33 Pages; 43 Exhibits
While the term digital transformation is overused, digitization trends are forcing businesses to invest in new technologies. The cloud is just one of a several inter-related trends that have forever changed the IT landscape-mobile applications and social networks are contributing to the explosive growth of data, and big data trends are contributing to and exacerbating the move into the cloud as companies seek more agile ways to scale up quickly and to experiment with new apps and analytical approaches.
Satisfying corporate demand for mobile apps has become a challenge for many organizations-experienced mobile developers are not only hard to find, but are also costly. In addition, outsourcing the development of mobile apps to digital agencies and/or to offshore providers makes delivering quality software at scale a challenge. It is well established that mobile enabling a workforce with the right apps can bring productivity gains, but augmenting and modernizing long-relied upon workflows with mobile applications remains a complex and challenging endeavor. The stakes are high, as the costs associated with developing and deploying mobile applications are significant (nearly half of the organizations we surveyed [48%], spent in excess of $100K to develop a single mobile app); determining which solution is the most appropriate is increasingly difficult, due to the wide variety of options available and the wide array of use cases for mobile apps. Unfortunately, these obstacles make implementing and maintaining mobile applications a significant undertaking because many complexities persist long after the initial development and launch of an application and-if not mitigated- risk substantially reducing ROI.
This report integrates selected findings from VDC's recent survey of mobile application developers in both mid-market and enterprise organizations. It contains a comprehensive competitive assessment of leading vendors' strategies, products, and capabilities within the mobile application development market. (Full survey data is provided as a separate Excel spreadsheet.)