Gartner Research

Adapt Your Information Infrastructure in the Age of Consumer-Centric Mobile Apps

Published: 06 May 2014

ID: G00252681

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali

Summary

Digital business will blur the line between the physical and the digital worlds, and consumer-centric mobile apps will play an important role in this development. However, most IT leaders fail to consider the deep impact that mobile apps will have on their information infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Huge growth in the quantity and variety of mobile app data, much of it consumer-centric, requires IT leaders to ensure it is managed as a full "citizen" of their enterprise's information infrastructure
  • Mobile app data is often siloed, and IT leaders will find data from apps that use cloud-based information repositories even more diffuse
  • Context-aware mobile apps need to meet users' requirements in real time, which demands that IT leaders make changes to their enterprise's information infrastructure

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