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A Guidance Framework for Mobilizing Business Applications

Published: 29 January 2014

ID: G00258407

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas

Summary

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

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