5 Misconceptions About Enterprise Mobile App Development
Modern mobile technologies – both devices and apps – have now matured to level where they can accelerate enterprise-level computing even for the operations which require high-level of precision. All enterprises need is the support of experts in mobile application development. The article explains the same.
Enterprise Mobile App Development Misconceptions
Enterprises are realizing that introducing their workplaces and related practices to mobile technology is not only the matter of staying up to the ongoing trends but, it’s actually the demand of time. Modern mobile technology, which includes devices and applications, has now become powerful, productive and inclusive, and it can really push to a variety of enterprise-level business operations.
Businesses have now started to rely on mobility by launching apps and, many of them have even implemented innovative mobile strategies to provide their businesses an edge over competitors. Mobile technology is also necessary to help enterprises lay down a strong foundation for the future growth. It will help businesses avoid future pitfalls in terms of administration, management, communication, responsiveness and security.
But not all enterprises are able to understand the usefulness of mobile technology. Many of them, due to misconceptions, are not equipping themselves with mobile based business-solutions. They actually need to learn more about the power of today’s phones, and how mobile application development can provide them efficiency in their business-procedures.
Misconception 1 –
Mobile technologies have not matured enough to handle business operations.
A very common misconception is that enterprises should wait for implementing mobile strategy until technology gets matured. For vaporizing this doubt, the good news is that mobile technology has already matured and is capable of handling a range of enterprises-level external and internal operations; even those ones which require high level of precision, pace and processing-power. Enterprises are also discovering that mobile solutions can accelerate business procedures and improve service-delivery system. CIOs need to be extra alert as computing technology is now in the middle of a big shift.
IT-systems, regardless of their sort and size, are moving to mobile platforms to provide users (employees and customers) with convenience of accessing, updating and retrieving information. From governments to private establishments, all have spotted that mobile platforms are the easier medium of spreading information to the target audience. Because mobile devices are quite cheaper in comparison of desktops, people from all social-economic strata are able to afford them and access the web and do computing.
Misconception 2 –
Development is too costlier. Small-medium businesses cannot afford it.
If businesses still keep deferring in investing mobile application development, sooner or later they are likely to lose competitiveness. It is recommended that they move further with full confidence that mobile apps for their business procedures will do good. If they feel the cost-of-development as a hurdle to stop them to get mobility then they can go with hybrid mobile technology. Hybrid apps are the blend of both the native and web technologies. The user-facing part of an app is created using native programming which wraps the web app into it. Hybrid apps can also be published on stores.
Misconception 3 –
Depending on mobile technologies can cause security issues.
Enterprises also express their concerns that mobilizing workforce can cause security issues. Employees nowadays carry such phones that are as powerful as their desktops. This causes security breaches for IT managers. But there are solutions, like Mobile Device Management and Virtual Private Network that can help in mitigating most of the security breaches.
Misconception 4 –
Mobile apps aren’t compulsory. They are optional.
Some enterprises believe that mobile application development is an optional tool. They do not take it as an essential requirement and thus they don’t implement apps to their work procedures. But they need to know that a smartphone can be instantly used for financial transactions, checking mails, updating social media profiles and to do lots of other operations with right a kind of mobile application development.
Business executives can perform a variety of business operations while they are on the go. Mobile technology can also help an enterprise save big money.
There are big cost related differences when it comes to investing in desktop IT infrastructure and mobile based IT infrastructure aimed at accessing CRM, business intelligent system, etc. Take the example of field employees who need to carry a computing device with them while meeting with customers.
Businesses need heavy investment in purchasing laptops plus, employees will of course face inconvenient in carrying these laptops. But if they are able to access the same CRM and business intelligent system via an app, first they will easily carry mobile devices and second, enterprise will not need to make any additional investment as almost every employee is able to afford smartphones nowadays.
Misconception 5 –
There is need of employing own in-house development team to build an app.
There is one more misconception about enterprise mobility. Enterprises think that they need to sign up their own team of developers to build their apps. It will require manpower, space, systems and lots of other things. But they can avoid investing huge costs if they hire an offshore mobile application developer to realize their idea. They can outsource their projects to a professional offshore mobile application development firm.
There are hundreds of mobile application development companies out there in global software market which provide app development services to outsource projects.
These are the top misconceptions holding enterprises back to get an app.
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