Enterprise mobile application development is an "It" topic among CIOs. Whether your enterprise is jumping on the mobility bandwagon, has its own app store, views a strategy centered around bring your own application (BYOA) as a prime opportunity, or is looking toward the future of mobile application development, CIOs -- even those who think they know everything about developing mobile apps -- must become masters of their mobile application destiny to keep pace with the speed of innovation today.
In recent Essential Guides, SearchCIO delved into big data analytics and its applications and tackled mastering the cloud via a cloud computing blueprint. In this month's guide, we examine the progression of enterprise mobile application development from the initial strategic planning phase to the inevitable post-launch blunders and the big-picture considerations, providing CIOs strategic and tactical tools to develop five-star-rated mobile applications based on real-world deployments.
This strategic planning guide on enterprise mobile application development is designed to give IT leaders strategic management and decision-making advice on timely topics.
1Enterprise mobile strategy-
Do we need an app for that?
Enterprise mobile application development is predicated on determining what mobile apps your organization's employees and customers are using and why. Are you asking the right strategy questions? Learn more in this section on key planning-stage decisions when developing a mobile app development program.
Achieving competitive advantage by undertaking a mobile app strategy was no easy feat at a statewide bank, but an early jump and committed follow-through made the difference. Continue Reading
Will mobile computing change the world? See what the Mighty Eagle of application giant Angry Birds has to say. Continue Reading
The world is awash in widespread wireless technology, and the time is now for CIOs to start developing mobile apps that propel the enterprise forward. Continue Reading
BYOA has arrived, and whether your enterprise mobile application strategy is in place or still progressing, these six steps will help. Continue Reading
Mobile application development: A video tutorial
These videos provide guidance on application performance management, mobile apps stores and designing apps for tablets.
Application performance management is more difficult and necessary than ever to the business. This webcast advises CIOs on how to get APM up to snuff.
In this video interview, Adriana 'Andi' Karaboutis talks about how her 'Ellis Island' team helped get rid of shadow IT by building a mobile apps store.
Guess CIO Michael Relich had a change of heart about the iPad as a business tool. The fashion retailer's buying team is glad he did.
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3Choose a path-
Mobile application development methodologies
Once an enterprise has determined that it will pursue mobile application development, a host of development methodologies present themselves, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. In this section, determine the application development approach that best fits your organization's mobility needs.
In mobile application development, what's the priority: being first to market or being the best? We polled three experts on the topic. Continue Reading
Hammond tackles how to redirect the development culture to support mobile application development. Continue Reading
This tip provides a step-by-step guide for using mobility to drive business process transformation in the enterprise. Continue Reading
A series of experts share the secrets behind monetizing their mobile apps and provide advice on how CIOs can get in the game. Continue Reading
Learn mobile application development lingo
Mastering enterprise mobile application development starts with understanding some of the more popular app dev terms in use today.
Enterprise mobile applications in action
What lessons have your fellow CIOs learned in the course of developing mobile applications? In this section, we present case studies profiling real-world mobile app deployments, digging into the good, the bad and the ugly of getting mobile apps off the ground.
American Airlines' mobility guru provides his garnered-from-experience advice for launching a successful mobile application program. Continue Reading
Kaplan Inc.'s chief digital officer places a premium on mobile app design when considering and shaping content, and CIOs should similarly consider the mobile user experience. Continue Reading
Deploying trendy mobile technologies is easy, but try saying the same for mobile solutions that actually improve the business. Here's one CIO who figured out how. Continue Reading
Enterprise mobile application development: Test your knowledge
In the age of digital businesses, a mobile application development strategy is a must. Review our recent SearchCIO coverage and take our quiz on enterprise mobile application development to make the most of your mobile strategy.Test your mobile app IQ
7The big picture-
Mobile application development trends
Social networking, analytics, cloud computing -- all have an effect on your mobile application strategy, and CIOs must consider application lifecycle management in the proper context. This section looks at mobile application development trends as they relate to broader digital strategy initiatives that are transforming business models and industries as a whole.
Enterprise mobility is spreading to entities far too large to fit in your pocket. The connected car is just one example of disruptive mobility trends. Continue Reading
Koeppel analyzes the ways in which social networking, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) have evolved both in-house and customer-facing business communications. Continue Reading