A Guidance Framework for Mobilizing Business Applications

Archived Published: 29 January 2014 ID: G00258407


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You need to provide mobile access to your business applications. This guidance framework breaks the task into four related parts: selecting an approach, choosing client models, integrating mobile clients with the back end and selecting infrastructure.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Guidance Context
    • Problem Statement
    • Guidance Applicability
    • Related Guidance
  • The Gartner Approach
  • The Guidance Framework
    • Prework: Understand Your Requirements
      • Let Your Requirements Drive Your Decisions
    • Part 1: Select an Approach
      • Virtualization
      • Adaptation
      • Buy
      • Build
    • Part 2: Select One or More Client Models
      • Native Apps
      • Mobile Web Apps
      • Notifications
    • Part 3: Select an Integration Pattern
      • Web API
      • Database Synchronization
      • Email
    • Part 4: Select Your Infrastructure
      • Mobile Application Development Tooling
      • Mobile Middleware
      • Mobile Cloud Services
      • Mobile Management Infrastructure
  • Risks and Pitfalls
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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