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What AD Leaders Need to Know About Cloud Mobile Back-End Services: Don't Enter the Cloud Unprepared

Published: 07 February 2013

ID: G00247388

Analyst(s): Gordon Van Huizen


The use of cloud mobile back-end services will cause some organizations to begin cloud development before they are ready. Application development leaders must educate themselves and prepare their organizations for the challenges these new platforms present.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • By 2016, 40% of mobile application development projects will leverage cloud mobile back-end services, causing development leaders to lose control of the pace and path of cloud adoption within their enterprises
  • Mobile applications will increasingly store and transmit sensitive data across the cloud, introducing a new security challenge for development and security leaders
  • Cloud mobile back-end services will prove attractive to developers outside IT, requiring enterprisewide education, oversight and governance

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