Accenture have some interesting videos on their findings of global surveys of C-level executives, business unit leaders, IT decision-makers and application developers regarding how enterprises are looking at mobility.
In What do you consider one of the biggest challenges for CIOs in mobility?, device fragmentation is seen at the largest challenge. About half of companies are taking a hybrid approach (HTML + native) for mobile development.
In What geographical disparities came out in the recent mobility survey conducted by Accenture?, it’s revealed that in China, companies are concentrating on internal apps for employees while in the UK they are targeting the consumer.
In Are CIOs’ priorities consistent around the world when it comes to mobility?, there are stats on the percentage of companies making mobile a no 1 or no 2 priority:
- Mexica – 65%
- China – 58%
- Brazil – 48%
- UK – 60%
- US – 26%
Accenture explain that less developed countries might have mobile more as a top priority because they have fewer legacy systems and hence can implement mobile with fewer interoperability problems.
People who know me will know I have been doing a much smaller, less formal and less statistically significant survey of companies (not just enterprises) with whom I have come into contact. Currently the top problems experienced by companies already in mobile are…
- Recruitment of staff skilled in mobile
- Controlling mobile software development so it doesn’t run and run
- App Security
- Supporting future devices that haven’t been released yet